Experience Ocala, Florida in the heart of horse country in Marion County. Located in north central Florida, Ocala's scenic rolling hills and vast, moss-covered oak trees provide the perfect setting for hundreds of world-class, thoroughbred horse farms. Ocala, Florida has a mild climate and a relaxed atmosphere.
The Hilton Ocala is perfectly situated to enjoy the area's recreational, historical, and cultural attractions. Ocala's historic district offers antique shopping, sightseeing, and a unique look at the area whose history is deeply entrenched in thoroughbred racing. Reserve an Experience desinged with you in mind. Enjoy lush, green golf courses as Ocala offers over 12 PGA 18-hole golf courses suitable for everyone from the novice to the pro. We have designed a Golf Package just for you.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery, Ocala has retained the charm of a traditional, rural Southern town within a historical setting and is just a 90-minute drive north of Orlando and 90 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico. Easily accessible, the nearest international airport is 60 miles away at Orlando International Airport and the regional airport is 45 minutes away at Gainesville.
Visitors can enjoy miles of untainted nature as the region benefits from freshwater streams, rolling hills, and clean air, with numerous opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports. Nearby Ocala is Silver Springs, Florida's original attraction, a national landmark and 350-acre nature theme park that features glass-bottom boats, jungle cruises, jeep safaris, and a variety of shows, attractions, and concerts. Timucuan Indians inhabited the area around the springs as early as the 1500s. They called the springs Ocali. Other Indian tribes, especially the Seminoles, later occupied this land until moved by the federal government to western reservations in 1835.
The Ocala National Forest lies east of Ocala and attracts numerous visitors in search of recreation activities from camping and hiking to canoeing and scuba-diving. Popular attractions in the forest include Salt Springs, Alexander Springs, Juniper Springs, and the two-mile Lake George Trail that originates at the Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area.
Right next door to Silver Springs is Ocala's only water park, Wild Waters. With a massive wave pool and a variety of pool slides, it makes for a fun family day out. The Hilton Ocala hotel, Florida, is perfectly situated to enjoy the area's recreational, historical, and cultural attractions and is the perfect environment to experience Hospitality in the Heart of Horse Country. Reserve your Experience today!
Ocala also offers a number of museums that include the Silver River Museum, a natural history museum and environmental education center, with interpretive nature trails, a 600-foot boardwalk, and river access; the Appleton Museum of Art, featuring collections of African, ancient, contemporary, Islamic, and pre-Columbian art; and Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, opened by the legendary drag car racer Don Garlits, that traces the history of drag car racing.
Just close your eyes and... imagine a setting where the weather is warm and the air is fresh from the dew-kissed, lush farmland. In every direction lie acres and acres of green grassland, towering live oaks, and beautiful horses grazing peacefully. The beckoning sounds of nature stir the soul. The wind through the trees whispers tunes and the heart dances with delight. Curiosity peaks and discovery is in order. An experience awaits the guest of the Hilton Ocala, mastering the art of Hospitality in the Heart of Horse Country. Reserve now! Your Ocala Experience is waiting!