Winter Park, FL is just a few minutes away from Thurston House. One of Florida’s finest cities, it is famous for its bricked streets, vibrant lakes, abundant parks, fine shops and dining, farmer’s market and two unique and impressive Art Festivals. Winter Park is home to Mead Gardens, where beautiful trails wind through a sub-tropical forest, and Kraft Azalea Gardens, a park with thousands of tropical shrubs and trees growing along the shores of Lake Maitland. Nearby Rollins College is the state’s first private college, with a 65-acre campus known for its beautiful Mediterranean Architecture.

Hannibal Square and Winter Park Village are also home to many great restaurants and museums. Winter Park boasts stewardship of the largest privately held collection of Tiffany, located in the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Another world class museum is the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. And you don’t want to miss the Scenic Boat tour which runs daily from 10am to 4pm. It’s a relaxing way to experience three different lakes and the historic canals that attach them.

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