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Visit Ocala for romance.

Romantic Getaways

Visit Ocala like a tourist. Planning a getaway with someone you love is a great way to escape your day-to-day routine. Of Course, Ocala/Marion County offers couples of all ages countless ways to be romantic. Therefore, come enjoy rugged, outdoorsy adventures, refined and cultured nights on the town and much more. Here is an array of can’t-miss recommendations. Read the article on

Visit Ocala for adventure.

Best Things To Do In Ocala

Things to Do in Ocala, North Central Florida: Since Tripadvisor features over 50,000 traveler reviews and photos of Ocala attractions, it is a great resource. So research. Then choose what to do today, this weekend, or any time. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. Learn more on

Commune with nature in our state and national parks and more than six hundred lakes, ponds and natural springs.

Visit The Ocala National Forest, A Natural Wonder

The Ocala National Forest features four wilderness areas. Congress has designated each as a place where habitats must not be untrammeled by man. To be sure, each is protected and managed to preserve its natural state. Read this on


Ocala Restaurant Guide

Ocala offers a wide selection of dining options. Among them are Golden Spoon winners Katya Vineyards and La Cuisine, delightful pastry shops, coffee houses and micro breweries. This guide features many of the most interesting dining establishments in town, but many of the most mundane as well. Star ratings are provided for most restaurants. Search by restaurant name or cuisine……Read more on or find a restaurant’s menu on

Amaze at what you discover. Visit Ocala like a tourist.

Ocala is an an amazing place. Since it is surrounded by over 600 lakes, springs and rivers, it is a boater’s and fisherman’s paradise. The Ocala National Forest is an expansive preserve which is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Among the larger mammals who call this forest home are black bears, Florida panthers, various species of deer and wild boar. Additionally, a short distance away is a unique habitat known as Payne’s Prairie, whose ecosystem boasts buffalo, wild Florida cracker horses, alligators a hundreds of species of birds and fish. Another Ocala area ecosystem is a network of natural springs. They are home to an abundance of wildlife. However, the most unique is the Florida manatee. This amazing creature’s habitat features an abundance of hiking trails. Certainly, they all offer an excellent opportunity to commune with nature and enjoy our flora and fauna.

The city of Ocala itself offers excellent fine dining venues, theater, the visual arts, concerts and much more. However, don’t overlook the romantic getaways to be found a in our town and its surrounds.

Even if you’ve lived here most of your life, don’t overlook the thrill of visiting our area like a tourist.

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