Ocala is home to plenty of action to keep visitors entertained. The city in Marion County is home to fascinating museums, art galleries, and beautiful nature. There's also great shopping for a little retail therapy, as well as a variety of places to be wined and dined.
To explore and chance seeing some wildlife, head to Alexander Springs Recreational Area. Water sports here are particularly popular, with the opportunity to go swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There are also a number of walking trails and fishing areas for a calmer day out.
For art-enthusiasts, head to the Appleton Museum of Art, home to five galleries with fascinating European pieces. If you're more interested in cars, drop by the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing.
For animal-lovers, make your way to the Gypsy Gold Horse Farm to see the beautiful Gypsy Vanner horses.
The best time to visit Ocala is during the summer or spring months of the year.
The town of Ocala, Florida is home to miles and miles of uninterrupted nature. In fact, the rolling hills and freshwater steams that are so picturesque, they have been used as the set for a number of Hollywood films.
The town is also home to Ocala National Forest, the largest Sand pine forest in the world. The forest contains over 600 lakes, rivers and streams, meaning there's a wide selection of water activities -- from canoeing in crystal clear wilderness waterways to swimming in constant 72 degree springs. Close to the town are the picturesque Silver Springs, a national landmark and nature theme park. Sitting on 350 acres of land, visitors can enjoy year-round camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, birding, and horseback riding here.
Over in the town there is a range of attractions and eateries. The Grand Oaks Resort and Museum provide an insight into the history of the area, while the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing delves into the background of the unique sport. You can easily spend your day wandering through town, stopping at various shops and having a bite to eat in one of the many cafes.
The town is a great place to spend time with family and friends in an Ocala cabin rental. Picture yourself sitting in a hot tub surrounded by the great outdoors and starry sky -- it's possible in Ocala!
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