The insiders guide to Ocala Florida

Ocala, FL is located in the heart of North Central Florida and is a convenient one-hour drive to either the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, or all the shopping and theme parks in Orlando, FL.

Located in Marion County, Ocala, FL is home to some of the most beautiful horse farms in the world. The city has a very small town feel with it’s historic districts and quaint down town shopping district.


Silver Springs

People have been attracted to Silver Springs for hundreds of years because of the 99.8 pure artesian spring waters. For over 500 years the areas has been populated first by Indians, then by the Spaniards, and finally by the US.

Today you can see it all on Glass Bottom boat tour.

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SKY Asian Fusion

The Sky- Asian Fusion Restaurant in Ocala, Fl is a truly unique dining experience that combines unique flavors from all over the world with an Asian Fusion Theme. 

The Sky restaurant is located on the top floor of the Holiday Inn hotel off of Interstate 75 and State Road 200 in Ocala, FL.

Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

Experience endless amounts of high quality beef, pork, chicken, sausage and more, tableside in a unique dining experience in Ocala, FL.  Just keep your personal card on the green side and the servers called “Guachos” will keep bringing new flavors of meat to try.

Ocala Hotels

Ocala has a variety of hotels, motels, and wonderful Bed & Breakfast accommodations that are sure to enhance your visit to the horse capital of Florida. 

Silver Springs

People have been attracted to Silver Springs for hundreds of years because of the 99.8 pure artesian spring waters. For over 500 years the areas has been populated first by Indians, then by the Spaniards, and finally by the US.

Today you can see it all on Glass Bottom boat tour.

Ocala Hospitals

Although Ocala is located only 30-40 miles south of Gainesville, Fl, home of Shands Health Care, there are still two very good hospitals in Ocala as well as a thriving medical community. 

Central Florida Community College

CFCC is a fully accredited two-year college that was originally established in 1957.  There are several campuses that serve the counties of Marion, Citrus, and Levy.

The Ocala Campus is located on State Road 200, west of downtown Ocala and east of Interstate Highway 75. There are also campuses in Chiefland, Lecanto, and West Ocala.

Wild Waters

Want to spend the day cooling off and having fun in the sun! Visit Wild Waters theme park in Ocala, FL.

Wild Waters is located in Silver Springs, FL adjacent to Silver Springs Nature Park.  To get to wild waters from Ocala, just head east on State Road 40 about 10 miles or so.