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Located in Northern Florida, the city of Ocala is often referred to as the “horse capital of the world,” due to the large number of horses, which graze safely behind beautiful wooden fences and green pastures they call home. The city plays host to international equine competitions and houses a 500-acre horse park, where the U.S. Equestrian Team train. Popular attractions in the area include Silver Springs State Park and the Ocala Historic District. The latter is particularly loved for its beautiful Victorian architecture.

Where to stay in Ocala-Leesburg, Florida

For those with an interest in art and culture, a great place to look into accommodation are hotels near the Appleton Museum of Art. Here, you will find beautiful art both inside and out. Many visitors say this standard of museum is one you would normally find in a much larger city. Hotels in this area are also ideal for visiting nearby Silver Springs, where you can relax in glass bottom boats as you move through crystal clear waters, taking in the stunning marine, bird, and wildlife. Anyone with a keen interest in cars or racing should make their way to Don Garlits Museum of Racing, one of the top attractions in Ocala and a must-visit for drag-racing enthusiasts. There are lots of hotels near the Don Garlits Museum, which will allow enthusiasts to spend more time checking out the 300 cars on display as swell snippets of drag-racing history.

If you are in town to visit the National Equestrian Training Centre, then choose from one of the many Florida Horse Park Hotels, where you can see some of the country’s top horses in action. Should you be planning to visit during one of Ocala’s quarterly equine events, you might be able to meet some of the country’s top riders. Active visitors who are interested in the great outdoors and doing some hiking while in Ocala can stay at one of the hotels near the Ocala National Forest. The forest is packed with adventure, be it hiking trails, springs to bathe in, or crystal water rivers to paddle down.

3 and 4 star hotels in Ocala-Leesburg, Florida

Ocala has 93 3 star hotels and eight 4 star hotels for you to choose from. The amenities in Ocala’s 4 star hotels include on-site cafes and restaurants, free parking, WiFi, and an outdoor swimming pool. Alternatively, you can opt to book yourself into an entire house or villa.

The 3 star hotels in Ocala offer free continental breakfasts, on-site restaurants and business centers as well as shuttle services to local attractions. Among these 3 star hotels, you can narrow down your search to business hotels and the 22 pet-friendly hotels, in case you travel for business or with a four-legged friend to Ocala-Leesburg.

Hotels near Daytona Beach Airport

Daytona Beach International Airport is the closest airport to Ocala. This international airport receives flights from both within the USA and overseas. There are a number of hotels near Daytona Beach Airport Airport, many of which offer airport shuttle services, and are perfect for early morning or late night flights.