Ocala is a city in North Central Florida. Here, rolling green pastures lead to crystal springs, gentle rivers and unspoiled lakes, and hundreds of horse farms gallop with thoroughbred natural charm and beauty.

Get in

By plane

Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville have the nearest international airports. Gainesville has a regional airport with some major airline service. Ocala is also home to the Ocala International Airport (KOCF) which serves many corporate and small private planes owners.

By bus


By car

Most folks arrive here in their own vehicles or rental cars, from Interstates 75 or 95.

Get around

By bus

Ocala has the SunTran bus system.


Appleton Museum of Art
Silver River, from within Silver River State Park


Ocala and Marion County is known as the horse capital of the world, with more than 70,000 acres of horse farms, many equestrian venues, and miles of horse riding trails.

Nature abounds in and around Ocala. Many lakes, streams, springs, rivers, and parks are perfect for fishing. Ocala National Forest is popular during hunting season, and golfers will find some of the most challenging courses in Florida in and around Ocala.

Wild Waters is a water park located of off Silver Springs Blvd (US 40).


Harrys on the square offers good food at a reasonable price and there are several good pizza places that have good food as well. Pronto Pizza, Little Joeys, Sammy's, Dan Zanno's (on pine next to the police station) and Lorenzos being just a few of the best this small town has to offer. Amrit Palace is well known in North Central Florida for Indian food. Charlie Horse on the boulevard is a fabulous place for burgers and serves food until 1am. At 9pm, they also have karaoke and an outdoor deck with live entertainment.


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Routes through Ocala

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