Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

Located in historic Eatonville, the museum features a permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, and other works by African American artists. Exhibits rotate frequently, so there’s always something new to see. Beyond the galleries, the museum hosts lectures, concerts, festivals, and other cultural events throughout the year. For a uniquely enriching experience, visit during the annual Zora! Festival each January, which honors the life and work of author and Eatonville native Zora Neale Hurston. Admission to the museum is free, making this a budget-friendly activity. Be sure to explore the outdoor sculpture garden and gift shop during your visit too. It’s just a short drive from Maitland to Eatonville, so rent a party bus and take your group to experience this inspiring gem.

Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts 227 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL 32751 (407) 647-3307

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Get up close with hawks, eagles, owls, and other raptors at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. This one-of-a-kind rehabilitation facility cares for injured birds of prey with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Daily presentations allow visitors to see the birds and learn about the important conservation work happening at the center. Trained staff handle the birds while sharing fun facts and answering questions. It’s an amazing opportunity to admire these powerful creatures up close in a natural setting. The center offers engaging programs for groups and field trips for all ages. The grounds feature nature trails and wildlife viewing areas in addition to the aviaries. It’s a nature lover’s paradise located right in Maitland. Rent a party bus and take your group to visit the majestic birds of prey at this special Audubon facility.

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 644-0190

Maitland Art Center

Founded in 1937, this National Historic Landmark and museum hosts art exhibits, classes, workshops, and cultural events. The center was originally an artists’ colony and still maintains charming architecture and grounds from that era. Wander through the galleries to see rotating exhibits of contemporary art in various mediums. Interactive installations allow you to become part of the art experience. Outside, the lush gardens and courtyards invite quiet contemplation and creative inspiration. In addition to viewing art, visitors can unleash their inner artist with classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. The center also hosts concerts, literary events, and programs for kids and families. Bring your group to explore this multifaceted cultural oasis, conveniently located in Maitland’s historic district. Ride together in style on a party bus rental and spend the day immersed in art.

Maitland Art Center 231 W Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 539-2181

Tibet Butler Preserve

Escape into nature with a visit to Tibet Butler Preserve. Spanning over 1,500 acres, this wilderness area features 9 miles of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and bird watching. Walk through oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, and cypress domes teeming with native flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, bobcats, bald eagles, and over 200 species of birds. The preserve’s diverse ecosystems provide a living classroom to explore Florida’s natural habitats. Well-marked trails range from easy to challenging, accommodating every skill level. After working up an appetite on the trails, enjoy a picnic on the shores of Lake Tibet. Canoes and kayaks are available to rent too. It’s the ideal spot for an active outdoor adventure just minutes from downtown Maitland. Gather your hiking group and rent a party bus to Tibet Butler Preserve. Our team can drop you right at the trailhead while you gear up for a day of exploring these pristine natural lands.

Tibet Butler Preserve 851 W State Rd 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708 (407) 262-7700

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Pay a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida to learn about this impactful time in history. As the only Holocaust museum in Florida, it serves an important role in preserving survivors’ stories and educating new generations. The museum contains artifacts, photographs, films, and testimonies related to the Holocaust. Exhibits convey the experience of victims, liberators, and other key figures. Visitors gain perspective on this solemn period and reflect on issues like identity, morality, and human rights. Special programs cater to students, educators, and adults. The center also hosts speakers, films, teacher workshops, and traveling exhibits to further its educational mission. Visiting this Maitland museum provides an invaluable opportunity to remember the past and inspire positive change for the future. Gather your student group or community organization and charter a party bus to the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida for an enriching and meaningful experience.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 628-0555

Maitland Farmers Market

For fresh local produce and artisanal goods, visit the Maitland Farmers Market every Sunday. The lively market brings together farmers, food producers, crafters, and artists from across Central Florida. Stroll through the market to discover fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, honey, flowers, plants, and more straight from regional farms and vendors. Beyond edibles, you’ll also find handmade crafts, jewelry, skincare products, pet treats, and plenty of unique gift ideas. Many vendors offer free samples so you can taste test before you buy. There’s also live music and activities for kids. It’s a fun outing for the whole family! After filling your bags with goodies, grab lunch from one of the excellent food trucks on site like Domu, Pig Floyd’s, and Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. Then relax at the picnic tables or pavilion while you dine. Gather your friends and family and charter a party bus to the Maitland Farmers Market for a delicious day of local food, live music, and community. Your bus provides easy transportation so you can focus on finding the perfect artichokes and apple fritters!

Maitland Farmers Market Lake Lily Park, 640 S Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 539-6223

Enzian Theater

Cinephiles and movie buffs won’t want to miss Enzian Theater, Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema. This unique theater screens independent, international, documentary, and classic films you won’t find at the megaplex. Enzian also hosts film festivals like the Florida Film Festival, Brouhaha Film Festival, and South Asian Film Festival. Special events include outdoor screenings, pop-up drive-ins, and more. And the full-service restaurant and bar allow you to wine and dine while you watch. The theater offers a selection of cult favorites, limited releases, and hard-to-find films you won’t see elsewhere. Experience cinema in an intimate setting with just 130 seats. It’s the perfect spot for a unique movie date, friends’ night out, or group activity. Book a party bus and take your film-loving friends to experience Enzian Theater’s one-of-a-kind cinematic offerings, accompanied by craft cocktails and upscale eats.

Enzian Theater 1300 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 629-1088

Maitland History Museum

Step back in time with a visit to the Maitland History Museum, located right on the shores of scenic Lake Lily. This small yet fascinating museum chronicles the history of Maitland from the 1800s to the present through exhibits and artifacts. Learn how Maitland developed from an untamed wilderness into a thriving Winter Resort and cultural hub, fueled by the advent of the railroad. Historic photos, newspapers, and objects tell the story of the city’s past, from its pioneering settlers to the rise of the citrus industry and tourism boom. Kids can try on old-fashioned clothes and play with vintage toys. There are also rotating exhibits highlighting various aspects of Maitland history. Outside, stroll through the Heritage Garden and enjoy lovely views of the lake. It’s free to visit this little gem, making it a great budget-friendly activity. After exploring the museum, take a walk around Lake Lily and grab a bite at one of the nearby eateries. A party bus provides easy transportation for your group to dive into Maitland’s storied past.

Maitland History Museum 220 W Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 644-2451

Plan Your Trip With Maitland Party Bus Company

Now that you know about some of Maitland’s best hidden gem attractions, it’s time to start planning your group trip! Maitland Party Bus Company provides convenient, comfortable transportation in top-quality vehicles so you can focus on creating amazing memories. Our fleet includes party buses, limo buses, shuttle buses, and motorcoaches to accommodate any size group. All vehicles feature luxury amenities like leather seats, climate control, TVs, Bluetooth, and more. Our experienced team provides comfort, professional service with your fun and relaxation as the top priority. To learn more or request a custom quote, call Maitland Party Bus Company at 407-792-5856. We look forward to helping your group explore the wonderful attractions in Maitland and beyond!