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Best things to do in The Villages

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Plaza
“Nightly entertainment on the Square. Happy hour at the drink shacks from 5-7.”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“All three town squares have live musical entertainment from 5-9 p.m. 365 days/year with happy hour from 5-6 p.m. Dance to the band or sit on the porch of the Sales Information Center and soak in the atmosphere in comfortable wicker furniture!”
11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This has comedy or live musicals shows, Bands, etc. you can buy tickets to for famous acts”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Free nightly entertainment from 5 - 9 pm. Happy hour is from 5-6 at one of the huts there at the square. There is someone playing and/or singing every night and it's free!! ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Happy Hour - 3 to 5 PM, half price drinks Delicious food w/ daily specials.”
7 locals recommend
Bar
“this is where most single go to have a good time music is usually great in season and dancing. Food is great as well ”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to see a show or listen to a singing waiter? This is the place. When Katie Belle Van Patten and husband John Decker first opened their restaurant back in 1851, they wanted to make sure that all guests were treated to a great meal and toe-tapping entertainment. Today, that tradition is alive and well. Great for an evening of good food, fun and dancing. They accept walk-in's and have a large dance floor when your feet start tapping.”
4 locals recommend
Field
“Bring your own lawn chairs and golf carts and tailgate with others who love to watch and enjoy "The Sport of Kings" - Polo season is in the spring and the fall - Polo matches are Fridays and Sundays and you can get your tickets at (352) 753-3229. Visit the polo website for more information on this great sport and find out what it's like to stomp the divots in your shorts! http://www.thevillagespoloclub.com”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another fantastic 27 hole course featuring Hemmingway's, for excellent country club dining. ”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The striking, southern themed Savannah Center is well known for the arts and craft festivals held there, and the big name shows and performances featured throughout the year. World famous entertainers and celebrities speak and perform here, as well as nationally touring shows, orchestras, comedy acts and plenty of our own local talent. Call the box office at (352) 753-2270 to see what's playing during your visit. ”
4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Bonefish is just up 466 a few miles and can always be counted on for great cocktails and seafood. ”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Eisenhower is a really interesting rec center because it honors veterans. There are actual uniforms and memorbilia from veterans in all states displayed in a great way! It might mean more to me being the daughter of a vet but....worth mentioning. :) By the way, if you need any guest passes, please let us know in advance so we can get those ordered.”
4 locals recommend
Car Rental
“Enterprise is located in The Villages at Lake Sumter and is a short golf cart ride away, or you can request that they pick you up and drop you off.”
1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“My favorite town square with 365 days of live entertainment and dancing outdoors. Terrific sunsets on the lake along with dining, music and shopping. Enjoy the Key West style architecture.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of our signature golf courses. Your guest ID card lets you play at round at any of our 12 Championship Country Clubs and 39 Executive Golf Courses. ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“Not only do they have awesome wait staff, but they started in Norman, Oklahoma. Since we are from Oklahoma we weren't surprised their burgers are the best around. On Wednesday make sure you order some onion rings that are on special. They are to die for. Happy hour is every day from 3-6pm and 9-10pm and all day on Thursdays.”
3 locals recommend