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Escape to a True RV Resort – Ocala Sun RV Resort

By Corey Grant



Everybody needs a vacation, now more than ever. Multiple health studies have highlighted the emotional and physical ailments that can occur when we don’t take time to unwind and de-stress. Whether it is the roller coaster financial market, growing job woes, terrible weather, or the anxieties or stresses of daily life, we NEED a place that we can plant our flag and declare “I claim this spot in the name of relaxation and rest!” And if you are anything like me, you want to find a spot where you can drive up, plug in, and have fun with minimal effort. I look for places where there are tons of amenities, beautiful locations, close to fun attractions, but far enough away from them so that I can enjoy the sunset with a good book and a glass of wine in peace and quiet. I look for a true “resort”.


And I found such a place.


Surrounded by thoroughbred horse farms and the gorgeous Ocala National Forest lies Ocala Sun RV Resort, a spectacular RV destination. In my mind, Ocala Sun RV Resort hits all the criteria for a true “resort”—


  • Location, Location, Location — Ocala, Florida is one of those special places that retains a beautiful, scenic atmosphere, but is close to all sorts of great attractions, fine dining, great shopping, and loads of things to see and do. Whether you want to explore the lush, natural forests, rivers, and wildlife or you would rather play 18 holes of golf and then relax by the pool, Ocala Sun RV Resort is perfectly placed to everything you would need.

  • Big Rig Sites — While you might have to squeeze your rig into tight spaces at other parks, at Ocala Sun RV Resort all the sites are well-landscaped, extra wide, and have full hook-ups. They even have an escort to your site to make sure that everything is set up perfectly for you. On site, you have FREE hi-speed, Wi-fi Internet and over 60 cable channels. You won’t find these amenities even at some expensive hotels!

  • Amenities — A true RV Resort should also have a wide selection of amenities to entertain their guests, and in that aspect, Ocala Sun RV Resort comes up big. On the premises is a fenced dog run for your furry companions to run around and stretch all of their four legs. If you need to stretch your two legs, head over to the newly remodeled clubhouse join in the many activities going on over there every day. Or take a dip in the sparkling, blue pool and soak up some of that great Florida sun! With two activity directories on-site, you will never run out of things to do at Ocala Sun RV Resort.

The numerous attractions close to Ocala Sun RV Resort make the park and the area a premier vacation spot. If golfing is your forte, you can get your fill here, as Ocala has an abundance of award-winning golf courses scattered everywhere. The courses here are like no other golf courses anywhere in the country—sunny, warm, beautifully maintained, and challenging for all levels of golfers.


When you travel here, you have to visit Silver Springs Nature Theme Park. This amazing nature and zoological park showcases the famous artesian springs and the surrounding flora and fauna of the marsh. Hop aboard the glass bottoms boats and get a spectacular view of the unique wildlife that inhabits this area as you chug down the Silver River. If the landscape looks a bit familiar, it’s because numerous movies and TV shows have been filmed right on the premises, including six Tarzan movies, a James Bond Movie, and the Six Million Dollar Man TV show.


If you want to get in touch with your “natural self” take a hike in the Ocala National Forest, the second largest national forest in the state. Covering over 607 square miles, the walking and hiking trails that crisscross through the forest will lead you past over 600 lakes or ponds, and bring you up close to animals that live here—gray foxes, American alligators, River Otters, and white-tailed deer.


There is so much to do within the city itself, but don’t forget that Ocala is also nearby all major Florida Theme Parks. Bring the kids (or bring out the kid in you) by traveling to Disney World, and get swept up in the magic and fun of this sprawling theme park. Then swim over to SeaWorld and witness Shamu and other aquatic creatures in amazing shows and gigantic aquariums. And if you are still not tired, then push on to Busch Gardens where lush animal habitats, hair-rising roller coasters, and great live entertainment abound.


How about soaking up some sun and surf on this vacation? Using Ocala Sun RV Resort as your base camp, drive over to Daytona Beach and get a famous Florida tan. Race fans know that this area is home to the Daytona International Speedway, and if you plan this vacation at the right time, you could get to see your favorite drivers compete in NASCAR’s big event. For the ladies, this spot features multiple spas and salons, so go ahead—pamper yourself!


Finally, if you are looking for a slower pace, you must visit Pier 60 in nearby Clearwater, Florida at sunset. Every night in the summer, local craftsmen, street performers, and musical entertainment congregate on the pier, and along with great food and occasional film screenings, provide a great night out, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of a Florida sunset.


Everybody needs to take a vacation now-and-again; to recharge their batteries and re-energize. And there is no better place to relax and enjoy life than at Ocala Sun RV Resort. With beautiful sites, great amenities, and amazing attractions and sites around every turn, Ocala Sun RV Resort is the perfect escape for the world weary looking for that perfect resort.


Visit them at www.ocalasunrvresort.com or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Ocala-Sun-RV-Resort