When you're ready to get away, take flights to Ocala, Florida that land at nearby Orlando International Airport (MCO). Originally a major horse breeding and training center, Ocala is now home to a wide variety of local attractions. One popular destination for vacations in Ocala is the Ocala National Forest, the second-largest national forest in Florida, and the oldest one found east of the Mississippi. It has more than 380,000 acres of trails, picnic grounds, camping, fishing, and boating, as well as many sites of historic interest. Walking buffs will want to check out the Florida Trail, a 1400-mile walking trail that runs right through the Ocala National Forest.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 90 miles from Ocala. It is the closest airport with Ocala flights from major carriers. The airport is situated on high ground for the area, so you can look out and get a nice view of Orlando and the surrounding area. There are two terminals—A and B—which are connected on the third level. Need to take a break after your flight? Make your way to the garden atrium between terminals where you can relax and recharge your batteries. Various shuttle operators provide terminal-to-destination service from Orlando to Ocala. You can also rent a car or van from major rental companies at the airport, as well as from several independent off-airport rental services. Both major and local firms have free shuttle service to their rental centers near the terminals. You'll be in your rental car and driving to Ocala hotels in no time.
When you take advantage of Ocala flight deals through Travelocity, you'll be able to explore Juniper Springs National Recreation Area, which is 30 miles east of town. It has excellent mineral springs that are known throughout the state. Jump in a canoe and paddle down Juniper Creek to see deer, alligators, wild turkeys, and other wildlife. The Travelocity Price Guarantee means Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference to you.