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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ocala?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 167 holiday lettings around Ocala. From 9 flats & apartments to 109 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Ocala?

There's something undeniably special about the countryside. If you're a born-and-bred city dweller longing for a bit of rural life, we can sort you out. HomeAway has 40 countryside rental properties in this destination. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 20 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 20 lakefront holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Ocala?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your holiday, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have ample space for all your holiday activities. There are 102 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £27 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Hotel: 24 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Cabin: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Townhome: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £61 per night.

Can I stay in Ocala in a large group?

There's nothing better than getting together with old friends or spending a couple of weeks with extended family in a marvellous new place. And what's best, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole squad. House holiday rentals are the preferred option here for large groups of guests. Our worldwide database presently has 28 available. Properties for rent in the area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 72 rental properties perfect for that size. Book a night for as little as £42.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 48 rental accommodation that are ideal. You can book one for as little as £77 per night.
  • Seeking places for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be happy to find out we have 34 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just £42 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can take your mom, your cousin and all your besties to Ocala.

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