This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey y'all hey! Can you believe its November already? Seems like we were just toasting in the New Year and it's already nearly over. Before we get all caught up in the hustle and bustle and of course stress of the Holidays I think this is the perfect time to round up my crew for a little much needed family time and whisk them away on a quaint little weekend getaway to Ocala/ Marion County Florida. Ocala/Marion County offers its visitors classic and authentic Florida charm and who doesn't deserve a beautiful weekend stay in an adventurous outdoor paradise? Let me share with you my reasons for this decision and trust me when I tell you that by the end of this post you'll be eager to gather up your fab family and do the same!
If it's one thing I know it's that it's not always easy traveling with kids. That's why when I'm scoping out destinations for our possible weekend getaways via Florida Travel or http://www.ocalamarion.com/ I make sure the drive is never over 5 hours. I mean who wants to spend the entire weekend in the car. Also traveling is less costly when I keep my locations within this particular radius no matter if you're traveling via turnpike or other venue. Traveling from the East Coast of Florida the drive to Ocala/ Marion County is only a few hours but what I'm looking most to seeing on this expedition is the beautiful scenery were sure to encounter along the way. By visiting Ocala/Marion County Lodging you'll find lodging options are endless from cabins, camping, hotels, bed & breakfasts and even quality, affordable vacation rentals for an extended stay in Ocala/Marion County.
On November 19th, The entirety of downtown Ocala will be decorated in bright, beautiful lights, highlighted by the lighting of a 42-foot-tall Christmas tree. This event known as Light Up Ocala, will be festive, fun and fitting for the whole family.
If art, culture and entertainment are more your style then you won't want to miss First Friday Artwalk. Ocala/Marion County’s talented local artists will display their heart and soul in open air spaces and beautiful boutique shops. The art walk spans 15 whole blocks, centered on Ocala’s Downtown Square, and is a guaranteed evening of fun, showcasing local talent, and inspiring artistic intrigue. Who's to say you won't discover the next Picasso or Da Vinci?
If you're anything like me you already know it's definitely all about the food on a weekend getaway and when visiting Ocala/Marion County Florida you're in luck because they are home to some of the most fantastic restaurants around. Treat your tastebuds to some deliciousness at Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill where you can enjoy a New Orleans type menu serving everything from Voodoo Shrimp to Crab cakes to Red Beans N Rice.
Thanks for allowing me to share with you why Ocala/Marion County Florida is the perfect weekend Getaway Destination and I am beyond looking forward to my very first visit.
Have you traveled to Ocala/ Marion County before? If so what's that one can't miss event or place you'd recommend?