In one of the least visited parts of the state, you'll discover crystal-clear springs, meandering back roads and small Victorian gingerbread towns reminiscent of a time before the tourism explosion. North Central Florida is more 'Southern' than Florida's South; you may well come across more Confederate flags here than you'd find in states like Alabama or Mississippi.
The horse town of Ocala is as agriculturally focused as Florida gets, while Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, is a charming college town worth a day's diversion. If anything else, don't forget to have your fortune read in the spiritualist camp of Cassadaga. Otherwise, soak up the region's bucolic beauty; you'll find more rolling countryside here than you'd ever expect in a state like Florida.