Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to plan your family vacation. Leave the tablets inside and take the kids on a getaway filled with outdoor adventure and charming Florida fun. Here are three ways to create a family adventure you will never forget in Ocala/Marion County.

1. Visit Silver Springs State Park and Rainbow Springs State Park

These hidden gems let you experience Florida’s beautiful crystal-clear natural springs. In Rainbow Springs State Park you can swim, canoe, and kayak in waters that remain a cool 72° year-round. At Silver Springs State Park, you can ride their famous Glass Bottom Boats and enjoy incredible underwater views.

2. Saddle-Up for an Equestrian Escape

With more than 1200 horse farms on more than 77,000 acres, Ocala/Marion County is known as the Horse Capital of the World™. Whether you love riding or simply being around these magnificent animals, this is the place to make both new friends and new memories.

3. Explore Downtown

Ocala’s charming Historic Downtown is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. You can relax with a cappuccino in a locally-owned café, do some window shopping, or dine in one of our many unique restaurants. If you want to get out of the heat for a while, enjoy a movie at the iconic Marion Theatre – it’s like stepping back in time.

Visiting Ocala/Marion County is a breeze. We’re easy to get to, and we offer a variety of comfortable, affordable hotels and campgrounds. So this summer, create new family memories in your new favorite part of Florida: Ocala/Marion County. Learn more at today.

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