Natural Beauty and Outdoor Fun in Central Florida
This post brought to you by Ocala/Marion County VCB. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Smart Mom Smart Ideas. Nestled deep in the heart of central Florida is Ocala/Marion County is a place you can enjoy all the natural beautiful of Florida. You will find the perfect spring break destination for a trip back to nature and the outdoors with this Florida Travel.
Ocala, FL is central to all major attractions (less than 2 hours from Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando, and Tampa), yet quiet and natural to allow you to enjoy all the outdoor fun of Florida. You will find days of fun in camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, zip lining, and more in Ocala/Marion, FL.
You will be able to enjoy these activities in the near perfect temperatures from February to May with temperatures ranging from the 50’s to the 70’s. Perfect weather for camping, boating and all types of outdoor activities. Spring time is one of the best times to visit Florida. Ocala/Marion County is the perfect place for your spring break.
Outdoor Fun for All
In Marion County, you will find outdoor activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. Dad can play a few rounds of golf on one of the 20 championship courses and mom can enjoy a stroll while shopping in the quaint boutiques, gift shops and antique storefronts. Let’s not forget the kids, they can go zip lining, swimming and canoeing.
If you enjoy horseback riding, you don’t want to miss the horses. Ocala/Marion County has over 700 thoroughbred horse farms giving it the nickname, “Horse Capital of the World™.”
One of my favorite places to visit in the Ocala/Marion area is Silver Springs State Park. The park has crystal clear springs, the world famous glass bottom boat tours, camping, and hiking. If you have never been on a glass bottom boat tour, you don’t want to miss out at Silver Springs. It’s a park the whole family can enjoy.
Here’s just a sample of the outdoor activities you can try in Ocala/Marion County, FL:
And so much more…
For more ideas on what to do in Ocala/Marion County, check out Ocala/Marion County Activities.
Where to Stay
You will have many options for lodging in Marion County. You can go back to nature and camp at one of the state parks or campgrounds. You can also stay at a local hotel or maybe a bed & breakfast is more your style. If you like to RV, you will have many places to choose from.
I would love to try a few of the charming Bed & Breakfasts. If you love camping, you have many choices for campgrounds. Ocala/Marion County offers many campgrounds including lake side camping at Lake Ocklawaha RV Resort, Sportsman Cove and Lake Bryant MH and RV park.
Remember, because you will be located in central Florida, you will have easy access to many attractions all around Florida including Silver Springs State Park, Petting Zoo Ocala, The Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours and Ocala Bounce N Play. You will find many fun activities to fill your days.
Here’s a complete list of Ocala/Marion County Lodging.
For an endless fun vacation filled with numerous outdoor activities including golfing, boating, horseback riding, shopping and more, then Ocala/Marion County, FL is the place you have been searching for your next vacation.
Are you ready to visit? Start making plans now for your spring break trip to Ocala/Marion County, FL. What will you do first?
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Thanks for that lodging list. Will come in handy. We’re actually moving down to Orlando this year, do you have a list/recommends for there? Thnx for the post. Cheers. 😉 Besos!