Ocala is the kind of place where you can enjoy Florida at your own pace. From the unspoiled Ocala National Forest to the many thoroughbred horse farms, this town truly delights. Best yet, car rentals in Ocala, FL are easy to get and cheap, which means you can get from site to site in no time. You'll want to visit Ocala for the golf, fishing, theme parks, and history, and you'll definitely want to stay for the easygoing atmosphere. Ocala makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
Cruising around Ocala
If you're traveling by air, search for flights to Orlando, as Orlando International Airport (MCO) -- at roughly 85 miles away depending on the route -- is the closest large airport. If you plan to rent a car in Ocala, then get it at MCO on the ground transportation level of any terminal. Once you have the keys, hit the road. Be sure to visit Gainesville, the home of the University of Florida and the Florida Gators. While there, be sure to visit the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History or the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. You can also make the trip to Leesburg to see the Mote-Morris House, a historic home that dates back to the 1890s, and Lake Griffin State Park, a 620-acre natural area with everything from kayaking and canoeing to hiking and camping. With so many things to do in and around Ocala, you're certain to have an epic vacation.
Go on a horseback riding tour, get away from it all at Sholom Park, or take in a show at the Ocala Civic Theatre. Doesn't that sound like fun? Remember that Travelocity can help you plan everything. From flights to rental cars in Ocala, FL, you can find it here. Combine your airfare with any of the hotels in Ocala as a package, and you can save up to $537 on Travelocity. And by saving all that cash, you could even stay a few extra days.