Welcome to Ocala

Downtown Ocala, however, ain't so grand – there's a reason locals call it 'Slocala.' ('Strip-Mall-Cala' would also be accurate, if not as clever with the wordplay.) But it's not the downtown you're here for – this rural city is surrounded by beautiful clear springs and the best backyard in Florida: Ocala National Forest.

Top experiences in Ocala

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.