Destination guide

Why people love visiting arty Ocala

Enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and entertainment with a rental holiday home in Ocala. This welcoming city is known for its horse riding, shopping and restaurants. Local cultural sights include Appleton Museum of Art and Don Garlits Museum of Racing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Ocala

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Ocala has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Silver Springs Nature Theme Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Easy Street Family Fun Center (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Hampton Aquatic Fun Center (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Ocala Grand Prix (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Stone Creek Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Petting Zoo Ocala (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Ocala

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ocala is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (26.1 mi / 42 km)
  • Ocala Downtown Square (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Sholom Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Florida Horse Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Silver Springs State Park (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Rainbow Springs State Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ocala

Fly into Ocala, FL (OCF-Ocala Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), which is 32.3 mi (52 km) away.

Where to stay near Ocala?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 180 holiday rentals near Ocala. From 105 Houses to 22 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ocala for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ocala?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ocala:

  • Springs at Kings Bay: 43 holiday homes
  • Bonnybrook: 55 holiday homes
  • Dunedin: 57 holiday homes
  • Glenbrook: 53 holiday homes
  • Santiago: 65 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ocala?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ocala. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Munroe Regional Medical Center: 337 holiday rentals
  • Ocala Civic Theater: 264 holiday rentals
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center: 330 holiday rentals
  • Golden Ocala Golf Course: 181 holiday rentals
  • Appleton Museum of Art: 287 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocala listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ocala?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 105 Houses in Ocala. Our other popular types of Ocala holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 22 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 22 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 22 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ocala?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 41 holiday homes with pool available in Ocala. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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