Downtown Orlando is only 5 miles from Thurston House and makes for a nice place to explore. You can head down to Lake Eola Park and just stroll around. It makes for a nice, lazy day. There are swan boats to rent, interesting gazebo’s to sit in, a playground for kids, a WWII Battle of the Bulge monument (look for my Dad’s memorial brick, Corporal Albert H. Webber) and a spectacular fountain right in the middle of the lake. Every Sunday there is a great farmer’s market too!