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Ocala stands on its own in central Florida. Whereas most Floridian cities are attached to some roaring metropolis like Orlando,... Tampa or Miami, Ocala is doing its own thing about halfway between Orlando and Gainesville. It’s a privacy the city revels in. Having a bit of distance from the big cities probably makes it easier to be the Horse Capital of the World, too, which Ocala was officially christened in 2007. Horse Capital of the World? Whoa, sit down, Kentucky! No need for fisticuffs. Indeed, Ocala is home to more than 400 thoroughbred training centers and farms, and many of the finest horses to ever see the light of day came from here. It’s not just the horses living the good life, though. Ocala is a fantastic place to live, which probably explains the county’s meteoric growth from 100,000 in 1975 to over 250,000 in 2000. Around it are the Ocala National Forest, Rainbow Springs, Silver Springs State Parks, and the College of Central Florida. The Appleton Museum of Art has both contemporary and pre-Columbian art. At the same time, Fort King National Historic Park is a beautiful refuge that also happened to be an important site for the Second Seminole War. History, nature and horses. What else could you ask for? Technically, you could ask for your booze to be delivered to your door in 60 minutes or less. If that be thy request, then so shall it be granted! Drizly sources the finest beers, wines and liquors from local shops and drops them off at your door in record time, all through our app or website. Give it a whirl.