What to See And Do Around Ocala
Nestled in the picturesque Marion County sits the Ocala, also known as the horse capital of the world. Ocala is the perfect location for horse enthusiasts with plenty of activities to keep you entertained no matter what experience rider you may be. The year-round glorious weather and a calendar full of equine competitions make it a the ideal place for a horse ranch.
There are an abundant of equine shows to choose from with the HITS winter circuit and the Florida horse park. In addition, the new World Equestrian Center is due to be completed in 2021 and has already opened its doors and is regularly hosting competitions throughout the year. This has increased the number of lots, so make sure to see all our latest listings.
With over 70,000 acres unspoilt scenic trails through the rolling hills and streams there is plenty of choice for places to go hacking.
Ocala also offers so much more than just equine activities. Local country clubs, golf courses, shops, gyms and spa facilities are all within a stone’s throw for when you want a change of pace. In addition, there are a plethora of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained in the evenings. The historic downtown has seen an influx of new restaurants and cafes giving the area unique feel.
When looking for activities a bit further afield, there is always the option of going to the world-famous Walt Disney World which is about an hour’s drive away in Orlando. Furthermore, you could also visit the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, both of which are within an hours drive.
While Ocala is the dream location for families, when you are looking to let your hair down there is always the option of Gainesville. Here, just less than 35 miles away, you will find the bustle of the college town of the University of Florida.