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“farmers market”(12 reviews)
“small town”(12 reviews)
Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques, salons, and art & cultural exhibits. Park your car and you are within 10 minutes walking distance of all of this and more. We have a fabulous historic movie theatre that plays...more
SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to the downtown square and I was pleasantly surprised. Attended the Live Oak International Parade of Nations and Breeds. Impressed with the turn out and area. Didn't realize there was so much available here - restaurants, shops and ample parking. Will make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnitaS484
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The square is inviting and a great place to people watch. Whether going for a walk after dinner, or enjoying the gazebo or a quiet park bench. Christmas is of course the favorite time to visit the square, but anytime is great for me!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Koberbutt
Reviewed 3 February 2019

The traditional mansions and gardens are a treat to see. walking or driving slowly round the area displays a wealth of history about the place. Combined with a visit to Silver Springs park we had a blast today. Friendly people real and impressive live history....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wiseoldman
Reviewed 6 January 2019

First time I was able to visit the Square when it was decorated for Christmas. The lights and decorations were amazing. Perfect for families and couples to visit. After visiting the square there are plenty of spots for dinner and drinks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 42fireball
Reviewed 12 December 2018

After reading the review from Janis H., I placed this on my must do list during our one week stay. It was a cold evening, so we headed up from the Villages, winter coats and all. It was worth the half hour trip! The lights...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dld14580
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We drove to The Square early, got great parking, had dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of about 2 blocks and then walked back to The Square to admire the Christmas tree, lights, décor and ambiance. By the time we walked back after dinner...it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stumbled around the area mainly taking pictures of the horse statues. Traffic moves slow, which is nice for all pedestrians. Plenty of shops and cafes. Homes nearby are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Went downtown with the groomsmen for a small bachelor party. Good time for a small town. A few different bars in walking distance to bar hop. Pool hall and rooftop bar was fun. Memorable weekend with the boys.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank scottyprez
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great restaurants unique, be sure to check out side streets for neat shops, regular evening art walks, like thift visit Brothers Keeper, old time movie theatre, Brick City Center for Art, great way to spend a morning

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DiscoverCuba
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Landscaping was well groomed and freshly watered. Park was trash free and well maintained. Impressed they has a charging station for electric cars.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jeanne P
13 November 2016|
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Response from DJinFla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leash law, pick up after.
Claudia K
4 January 2015|
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Response from Beth H | Reviewed this property |
im not sure but it should be first week of january.i was not there on christmas.
Claudia K
4 January 2015|
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Response from mdiv2001 | Reviewed this property |
The skating rink was open till 1/4. Not sure about the lights.