Showing posts from March 21, 2010

Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park,Florida

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and try to experience old Florida?

The Jacaranda Hotel
19 East Main Street Avon Park, FL

2017 ( Update ) 

Avon Park actually has an old style park down the center of the main street.
Almost feels like you've gone back in time.Avon Park is a city in Highlands CountyFlorida, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 8,836 and in 2015 the estimated population was 10,086.It is the oldest city in Highlands County, and was named after Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

A short drive south of Walt Disney World but like no other  part of Florida you've ever visited

Included  in this central park  is an old style gazebo
You just never know what  event or concert will be held here.

Once the location of a gigantic jacaranda tree
Nestled in a quiet corner of Florida’s Heartland, The Hotel Jacaranda is the picture of Southern repose. Built in the 1920s and listed on the National Historic Register, Avon Park’s “gracious lady” boasts high ceilin…

Shirley Jones visits Avon Park

Life Beyond the Partridge Family
There is actual life outside of Disney and once in a while it takes on a whole new level of expectation.
Sometimes a great show is missed because it hardly ever garners attention from the Orlando market. The South Florida Community College puts on world class shows and they are less then 45 minutes south of here.
Typical example :

We visited the Night Shirley Jones came to town.

Historic theatre in a historic town. How many of us have ever been there?
This show sells for half what you would pay for it in Orlando.
Well we did it. The drive to Avon Park took an hour and it is not like anywhere else we’ve seen in Florida. The concert hall was spectacular. A pleasant surprise as we were the second show in this brand new concert hall. The restored Performing and Arts centre cost $12 million dollars. For such a private college this was no small accomplishment. Phenomenal acoustics, brand new padded seats and at least 25 opera s…