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Ocala overview

In Ocala, you can take in local culture at top places like Appleton Museum of Art and Don Garlits Museum of Racing. Make time to enjoy other local sights such as Paddock Mall. Whatever your interests are, Ocala has something for you.

Where to stay in Ocala

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Ocala has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Ocala with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Ocala hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Ocala hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Ocala

Fly in to Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional), 37 mi (59.5 km) from downtown Ocala. Ocala Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Ocala

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Easy Street Family Fun Center
  • • Hampton Aquatic Fun Center
  • • Ocala Grand Prix
  • • Petting Zoo Ocala
  • • Silver Springs Nature Theme Park
Art, museums, and theaters are top draws, along with cultural places like:
  • • Circle Square Cultural Center
  • • Appleton Museum of Art
  • • Ocala Civic Theater
  • • Don Garlits Museum of Racing
  • • The Orange Blossom Opry
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Paddock Mall
  • • I-75 Super Flea Market
  • • Spanish Springs Town Square
  • • The Villages Market Square
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • Ocala Equestrian Complex
  • • Sholom Park
  • • Stone Creek Golf Club
  • • Fort King
  • • Florida Horse Park

When to visit Ocala

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 81°F day, 44°F night
  • April-June: 93°F day, 54°F night
  • July-September: 93°F day, 66°F night
  • October-December: 89°F day, 45°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.14 inches
  • April-June: 12.72 inches
  • July-September: 19.33 inches
  • October-December: 7.72 inches