Thanksgiving time kicks off the start of the great American holiday season. It is a time for gathering with family and friends to count our blessings and show gratitude for those in our lives. However, spending it in the cold may not be your idea of a good time. Why not head for a warmer climate for Thanksgiving down to sunny Orlando Florida? It is one of the country’s top travel destinations, and for good reason. Here are four fantastic fun filled events that will leave you and your whole family smiling.

Central Florida International Auto Show

The Central Florida International Auto Show will be going on from November 24th to 27th at the Orange County Convention Center. Admission is just $9 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $3 for Kids age 7-12, and kids under 6 get in for FREE! This is going to be one of Florida’s largest auto shows ever. Its cars galore! Check out the latest models of cars, trucks, crossovers, and electric vehicles. Call 407-685-9800 or go to for details.

Home for the Holidays

For music lovers this season there is Home for the Holidays at the Orlando Philharmonic on November 26, 2011 from 2pm-8pm. Admission ranges from $14.25 to $70. Change up the busy holiday week a bit by joining the Orlando Philharmonic and welcoming Maestro Albert George Schram and the Holiday Singers. There is no better way to get you into the holiday spirit this holiday season.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

If you are a nature lover, then the Harry P. Leu Gardens is just for you. It is an oasis in the center of the city situated just North of Center Downtown Orlando and just West of Baldwin Park. The Leu Gardens is fifty acres full of pathways that weave in and out of separate gardens all of which overlook a beautiful lake. Visitors can enjoy a variety of different garden environments including: a butterfly garden, an herb garden, a tropical stream garden, a rose garden and many more. For more information click here: Harry P. Leu Gardens

The Scenic Boat Tour of Winter Park

Another must see this holiday season. The Scenic Boat Tour of Winter Park is an hour-long guided tour throughout the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. During the tour you will see what living in Florida looked like 50, 60, and 70 years ago. For more information click here: The Scenic Boat Tour of Winter Park

With so much to see and do it’s easy to see why you and your whole family should spend Thanksgiving in Orlando. Carl’s Van Rentals is here to help make getting around to all these and other happenings as easy as possible. Contact our Orlando office Toll Free at 1-800-565-5211 to make a reservation, or go to our website Happy Thanksgiving!