Spring Fun Central Florida Style means lots of sun, birds and beautiful flowers. Gardens awaken with beautiful colorful blooms. Birds are in their active nesting season and spend a lot of time entertaining us with their antics in the yard. The sun is up longer and more beautiful each day too. There is so much to do in Central Florida, and just minutes from Thurston House boutique bed & breakfast.
The City of Maitland proudly announced that the Maitland Art Center was designated a National Historic Landmark – what an honor! This unique and wonderful facility was built by Andre Smith in 1937 as an artist’s colony. Through many twists and turns in its’ history, it has come full circle with onsite artists in residence once again. Come stroll their grounds, including a beautiful chapel. The gallery inside also features ongoing collections and exhibits to enjoy.
The Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpenters Shop is another wonderful Maitland attraction. View how an average family might live in 1884, and how the Dad would make a living an area home builder.
The Audubon Birds of Prey Center is on the Florida Birding Trail, and just a few minutes away from Thurston House. Well known for their rehabilitation of these magnificiant birds, they also have an extensive collection of research materials to share. Resident birds, ones who just cannot be released back to the wild, enjoy being set on their teethered posts daily where all visitors can get an up close view of them.
You can also enjoy Spring Fun Central Florida Style by just staying at Thurston House, a small boutique style bed & breakfast. Situated in the middle of 8 acres of sanctuary type land overlooking Lake Eulalia, yet minutes from many dining options, museums and lots of shopping, it is the perfect escape for you – Book now!