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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Beautiful place to enjoy nature and experience Florida's glass-bottom boat ride.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Paynes Prairie Preserve is a Florida State Park, encompassing a 21,000-acre savanna in Micanopy. Paynes Prairie is unique in many ways. Nowhere else in Florida can visitors experience wild-roaming bison and horses. Nearly 300 species of birds also frequent the park along with alligators, deer and many other animals. The park has eight trails, including the 16-mile paved Gainesville-Hawthorne one above. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“First magnitude natural spring for swimming anytime of the year. State operated. Allows dogs on a leash.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Super cool place! Well known for diving and snorkeling. Beautiful scenery. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you stop by this place make sure you grab a seat outside along the water they have good fresh seafood here.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Swampy's in Dunnellon is great for casual atmosphere and good food. It has very nice outdoor seating and a really nice view of the Rainbow River. It's recommended for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This company offers zip-lining, horseback trail riding, and other activities.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“2nd largest National park in Florida, established in 1908 it encompasess 607 sq mailes. Filled with a wide variety of fresh water springs, conifer forests, sand pine scrub ecoregions, wet and dry prairies and a wide variety of Florida's famed wildlife. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“This outfit does a GREAT JOB of renting Kayaks & Tubes to float down the Rainbow River that is crystal clear. Then they pick you up at the bottom and bring you back up to your car. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Appleton is a distinguished Florida cultural center that offers a permanent collection of American and European art, temporary exhibits of Florida and national artists, educational sessions, lectures, and receptions.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A good downtown venue. Everything from Shrimp and Grits (really good) to burgers. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great food, good prices, friendly atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good food and good service with tiki bar. Entertainment. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“This a great place. Downstairs is a beach restaurant and bar (swim suits and flip flops welcome). Upstairs is a nicer restaurant with a New Orleans theme. This is our favorite restaurant on Lake Weir.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The crystal clear head spring is a great spot for swimming and the trail around the park is a calming walk through nature with waterfalls. For only $2 per person, you can come all day, swim, picnic, grill, relax or rent kayaks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A nice state park where you can walk some nature trails, or you can swim in the springs or rent kayaks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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Top restaurants

Bar
“If you stop by this place make sure you grab a seat outside along the water they have good fresh seafood here.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Swampy's in Dunnellon is great for casual atmosphere and good food. It has very nice outdoor seating and a really nice view of the Rainbow River. It's recommended for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A good downtown venue. Everything from Shrimp and Grits (really good) to burgers. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great food, good prices, friendly atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This a great place. Downstairs is a beach restaurant and bar (swim suits and flip flops welcome). Upstairs is a nicer restaurant with a New Orleans theme. This is our favorite restaurant on Lake Weir.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good prices, good food and lots of shrimp. Great outside bar as well and live music on the weekends.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Gator Joe's has a public beach and deck that extends over Lake Weir. Also a local favorite. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pizza as well as many other selections. Friendly staff and full bar.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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