This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB. All opinions are 100% mine.
As the kids get older, we’re getting more and more into traveling as a family. Florida is one of our favorite destinations. It started with a certain mouse but we’re also discovering that Florida has some amazing gems. If you’re thinking of an Ocala Marion County Florida vacation soon, you’ve got to add these things to your to-do list!
Ocala Marion County Florida Vacation for Families
No matter where we travel, as a family with kids, we’re always looking for ways to explore our destination. We love to get out and really experience the places we visit. Florida Travel is some of our favorite travel though and we have so many memories made in Florida and we’re ready for an Ocala Marion County Florida vacation!
There’s so much to explore in Florida, especially when you’re traveling with the family! Check out some of the Ocala/Marion County Activities we’re most interested in!
Juniper Springs is a complex of swimming, picnic areas, campground, and trails that should be on every family’s Ocala Marion County Florida vacation plans.
It’s one of the oldest and most well-known recreation areas on the East Coast. It features hundreds of tiny bubbling springs and massive springs that come gushing out of crevices in the earth. It’s all set beneath a dense canopy of trees!
The Silver Springs area offers a variety of options for your family’s Ocala Marion County Florida vacation plans.
The Silver Springs State Park is full of gorgeous trees and greenery. You can see so many turkey oaks. If your family loves hiking, nature, and wildlife, it’s a place to explore.
The Silver Springs Shores Park also offers a walking trail, picnic pavilion, and a multi-purpose field. Your family can explore nature, splash, and play all summer!
Carney Island Lake
If you’re interested in exploring Marion County’s largest lake, Lake Weir, then the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area is where you want to be! Your family can explore over 700 acres and enjoy activities including:
- Paddle Boarding
- Walking Trails
- Playground Areas
There really is something for the whole family at Carney Island Lake!
An Ocala Marion County Florida vacation is perfect for families who love getting outdoors. If you like getting out on the water, then your family will have plenty to do.
You can rent or bring your own canoes, kayaks, and boats to enjoy the huge amount of waterways in the area. In Ocala National Forest alone there are 600 lakes, rivers, and springs!
If boating is more your speed, you can experience some of the best boating that Central Florida has. You can fish the quiet waterways, explore the Ocklawaha River, or even wakeboard on Lake Weir! Your family sets the pace with so much water to explore!
Zip Lining Adventure
Grambo and I recently discovered how much fun zip lining can be. It gets the heart pumping with adrenaline and can also push you out of your comfort zone.
We’ll definitely be including The Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours in our Ocala Marion County Florida vacation plans!
Their zip line soars over treetops and lime rock canyon ridges! You can fly through the forest of oak and pine trees while taking in some amazing panoramic views! Don’t worry, you’ll have professional guides to support you all along the way!
So as you plan your family adventure to the Ocala/Marion County area, know that there is really something for everyone in your family. There are also a wide variety of Ocala/Marion County Lodging options available! From campgrounds and RV parks to hotels and motels, there is something for all types of families (including those who want to bring their family pets along!)
There really is something for every type of family and every budget this summer in Ocala/Marion County Florida!