Lake City, FL Vacation Rentals

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Lake City Travel Guide

Known as “the Gateway to Florida”, Lake City’s outdoor activities and natural beauty attract thousands of tourists from surrounding cities each year. Tucked between Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Lake City is the perfect place for a day trip, a weekend away, or a long term stay in a rapidly expanding Florida city.

Things to Do in Lake City

The Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum gives visitors the ultime Lake City education, offering two stories of Civil War history, and historic photographs and artifacts, all housed within an authentic old-fashioned house. After learning about the city, guests can take some time to unwind at Falling Creek Falls, or the Osceola National Forest where the day can be spent boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, and practicing photography as the forest boast an abundance of dense woods and great views. Guests can also spend their free time at the Southern Oaks Golf Club, at Lake City Bowl, or Gateway Art Gallery, where those with a passion for art and creativity can take a class and draw inspiration from the facility’s extensive art collection.

Best Places to Stay in Lake City

One of the best part of of renting a suburban home for a Lake City vacation is the views of the Suwannee River that homes on the outskirts offer. However, regardless of location and whether rentals offer these views, each one is equipped with high speed internet and modern decor, and many are also pet friendly.

Best Time to Visit Lake City

The best time to visit Lake City is May through early September, as this is the “hot season” in the city. This period of time also sees a high influx of tourists, however.

Best Events in Lake City

When it comes to annual events and festivals, Lake City is abundant. Hosting the Alligator Lake Spring Festival, the Helicopter Egg Drop Eggstravaganza, the Olustee Battle Festival and Reenactment, and the Spring Bluegrass Festival, the city has something fun brewing virtually every month of the year. The Alligator Warrior Festival, however, is something special. It celebrates the culture of the local Native Americans through music, dance, traditional food, and storytelling.

Things to Do for Families in Lake City

Many families who visit Lake City will end up at Skate Palace which is a popular rollerblading facility that offers themed event nights, adult only nights, and allows guests to book birthday parties. Another popular family destination within the city limits is TnT Mini Golf & Games, where families with members of all ages can go for a day of mini golf, video games, basketball, good music, and so much more.

Price and Availability in Lake City

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake City tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Lake City tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake City is in June, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Lake City is in the high season in July. Lake City has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Lake City

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake City. The warmest months in Lake City are August and June, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake City is June with 8.09 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.53 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Lake City

Browse accommodations from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 260 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Lake City ranging from low-cost options to extravagant places to stay. If you are wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Lake City is only $15 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is $85 per night.

If you have to have an internet connection during your stay in Lake City, then you can choose from over 60 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 9 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 7 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Lake City, you'll want to pick from 60 places to stay that provide parking. We have 28 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 26 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Lake City accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 3 providers, including 44 places to stay from Airbnb, 20 accommodations from Priceline and 7 places to stay from Agoda.

131 of the places to stay in Lake City have been rated by previous guests. They rated 74% as great. 44 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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