Ultimate Guide to The Villages and Vicinity

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Ultimate Guide to The Villages and Vicinity

Entertainment

Live music every night 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Spanish Springs Town Square
1120 Main Street
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Live music every night 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Live music every night 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, boardwalk on Lake Sumter. Many Restaurants.
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Lake Sumter Landing
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Live music every night 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, boardwalk on Lake Sumter. Many Restaurants.
Live music every night, shops, restaurants
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Brownwood Paddock Square
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Live music every night, shops, restaurants
Great place to see any type of show.
Savannah Center
1575 Buena Vista Boulevard
Great place to see any type of show.

Groceries and Foods

Peterbrooke Chocolatier The Villages
1087 Canal Street
Wonderful meats, great deli, yummy bakery items and roast chicken salad to die for!
The Fresh Market
3740 Wedgewood Ln
Wonderful meats, great deli, yummy bakery items and roast chicken salad to die for!

Recreation And Beaches

When traveling away from your home, you will want to make sure to pack all your beach essentials for the day to help prevent dehydration and sunburn. Those essentials include: - Sunscreen - Hat - Sunglasses - Water - Towels - Umbrella - Waterproof device case(s) - Float straps for your devices - A large beach bag
Eisenhower Regional Pool & Recreation Center
3560 Buena Vista Blvd
- Eaton’s Beach is a 20-minute drive from the Villages and is a stretch of sandy shoreline located on Lake Weir. - They have jet skis, pontoon boats, and seaplane tours. Fishing Boating Swimming Hiking
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Eaton's Beach
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- Eaton’s Beach is a 20-minute drive from the Villages and is a stretch of sandy shoreline located on Lake Weir. - They have jet skis, pontoon boats, and seaplane tours. Fishing Boating Swimming Hiking
- This 2.27-acre park features a white sandy beach, kayak launch, playground, pavilions, and bathrooms. - If you enjoy kayaking, they have a kayaking company that will allow you to rent a kayak and use their accessible kayak launch to get out on the water and enjoy your day. - There is a $5 parking fee for the whole day or $2 for two hours. Hunter Springs Kayaks Guided Tour - You can book a guided tour with Hunter Springs Kayaks that will take you on a 3-hour journey to experience beautiful springs, islands, caves, and wildlife. Guided tours locations include: - Three Sisters springs - Halls river - Casshowitzka river - The King’s Bay is known for its manatees, The Crack is a remote salt spring, and the Seven Sisters is an underwater salt-fed cave. - You can book a guided tour here for $65 per adult.
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Hunter Springs Park
104 NE 1st Ave
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- This 2.27-acre park features a white sandy beach, kayak launch, playground, pavilions, and bathrooms. - If you enjoy kayaking, they have a kayaking company that will allow you to rent a kayak and use their accessible kayak launch to get out on the water and enjoy your day. - There is a $5 parking fee for the whole day or $2 for two hours. Hunter Springs Kayaks Guided Tour - You can book a guided tour with Hunter Springs Kayaks that will take you on a 3-hour journey to experience beautiful springs, islands, caves, and wildlife. Guided tours locations include: - Three Sisters springs - Halls river - Casshowitzka river - The King’s Bay is known for its manatees, The Crack is a remote salt spring, and the Seven Sisters is an underwater salt-fed cave. - You can book a guided tour here for $65 per adult.
Rainbow Springs State Park is a 45-minute drive from the Villages and a very beautiful park with its gardens, manmade waterfalls, and sapphire-blue waters. 19158 SW 81st Place Rd They are open 365 days a year from 8 am to sunset and the fee is $2 per person. There are many amazing activities and amenities to choose from at the Rainbow Springs State Park. They include: - Birding – Witness woodpeckers, wading birds, hawks, songbirds, and owls - Paddling – Canoe and kayaking rentals - Gardens – Entire headsprings area are bursting with pinks, purples, and whites from azalea blooms - Concession – Sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, and soft drinks - Geo-seeking – Use location coordinates to find caches - Hiking – Take a stroll through the gardens and waterfalls with benches located along the path - Swimming – Swimming area is 5-18 feet deep with a water temperature of 72℉
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Rainbow Springs State Park
19158 SW 81st Pl Rd
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Rainbow Springs State Park is a 45-minute drive from the Villages and a very beautiful park with its gardens, manmade waterfalls, and sapphire-blue waters. 19158 SW 81st Place Rd They are open 365 days a year from 8 am to sunset and the fee is $2 per person. There are many amazing activities and amenities to choose from at the Rainbow Springs State Park. They include: - Birding – Witness woodpeckers, wading birds, hawks, songbirds, and owls - Paddling – Canoe and kayaking rentals - Gardens – Entire headsprings area are bursting with pinks, purples, and whites from azalea blooms - Concession – Sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, and soft drinks - Geo-seeking – Use location coordinates to find caches - Hiking – Take a stroll through the gardens and waterfalls with benches located along the path - Swimming – Swimming area is 5-18 feet deep with a water temperature of 72℉
It is a one hour drive from The Villages, Florida, to the Crystal Springs State Park. - Parking is between $1 and $5, depending on your length of stay. - The Crystal River Park is the most accessible spring on King’s Bay. - The park features a natural shoreline and beach, bathrooms, changing rooms, a kayak launch, and a boardwalk that is perfect for viewing manatees. - Each winter, hundreds of manatees will return to the springs for their warmth and shelter form the colder waters.
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Crystal River Preserve State Park
3266 N Sailboat Ave
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It is a one hour drive from The Villages, Florida, to the Crystal Springs State Park. - Parking is between $1 and $5, depending on your length of stay. - The Crystal River Park is the most accessible spring on King’s Bay. - The park features a natural shoreline and beach, bathrooms, changing rooms, a kayak launch, and a boardwalk that is perfect for viewing manatees. - Each winter, hundreds of manatees will return to the springs for their warmth and shelter form the colder waters.
Cocoa beach is about two hours away from The Villages and it is a beach that is well worth the trip. If you are driving into Florida, you’ll want to find your way to I-95 and head south. Get off I-95 at Exit 205A — Route 528 (Beachline) East. Once you cross the IntraCoastal Waterways, you’ll reach Port Canaveral. The Beachline then turns into A1A, leading you right into the heart of Cocoa Beach. - Cocoa Beach has six miles of ocean beaches with three oceanfront parks with restrooms, showers, and picnic tables. Activities include: - 27-hole golf course on Banana river - Tennis complex with lighted courts - Wide range of dining choices - Tours of Banana River Lagoon by boat or kayak - Cocoa Beach has four parks with beach access, parking, and restrooms. - The four parks and fees are: Alan Shepard Park – $15 Sidney Fisher Park – $15 Lori Wilson Park – No fees Robert P Murkshe Memorial Park – No fees
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Cocoa Beach
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Cocoa beach is about two hours away from The Villages and it is a beach that is well worth the trip. If you are driving into Florida, you’ll want to find your way to I-95 and head south. Get off I-95 at Exit 205A — Route 528 (Beachline) East. Once you cross the IntraCoastal Waterways, you’ll reach Port Canaveral. The Beachline then turns into A1A, leading you right into the heart of Cocoa Beach. - Cocoa Beach has six miles of ocean beaches with three oceanfront parks with restrooms, showers, and picnic tables. Activities include: - 27-hole golf course on Banana river - Tennis complex with lighted courts - Wide range of dining choices - Tours of Banana River Lagoon by boat or kayak - Cocoa Beach has four parks with beach access, parking, and restrooms. - The four parks and fees are: Alan Shepard Park – $15 Sidney Fisher Park – $15 Lori Wilson Park – No fees Robert P Murkshe Memorial Park – No fees
It is about a two-hour drive from The Villages to reach Clearwater Beach, home of white sand beaches and clear Gulf waters. There are many different recreational activities you can participate in. - Motorboat rental - Deep-sea fishing - Dolphin tours - Spa Clearwater Beach has a trolley service that can transport you through the beach
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Clearwater Beach
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It is about a two-hour drive from The Villages to reach Clearwater Beach, home of white sand beaches and clear Gulf waters. There are many different recreational activities you can participate in. - Motorboat rental - Deep-sea fishing - Dolphin tours - Spa Clearwater Beach has a trolley service that can transport you through the beach
St. Augustine is a two-hour drive from The Villages. St. Augustine is located on Anastasia Island, known for its 42 miles of ocean-facing beaches. Along with beaches, St. Augustine has many attractions you can check out, some attractions are: - Military forts - Stately castles - A spiraling lighthouse - Nature trails There are several different beaches you can visit in St. Augustine: - Anastasia State Park - Crescent Beach - Frank B. Butler County Park - GTM Guana River South Beach - Island Beach Shop and Grill - Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park - North Beach - South Ponte Vedra Beach - St Johns County Ocean Pier - Vilano Beach St. Augustine has many different activities to participate in: - Fishing - Surfing - Kayaking - Sailing - Nature walking - Boogie boarding
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Sankt Augustine
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St. Augustine is a two-hour drive from The Villages. St. Augustine is located on Anastasia Island, known for its 42 miles of ocean-facing beaches. Along with beaches, St. Augustine has many attractions you can check out, some attractions are: - Military forts - Stately castles - A spiraling lighthouse - Nature trails There are several different beaches you can visit in St. Augustine: - Anastasia State Park - Crescent Beach - Frank B. Butler County Park - GTM Guana River South Beach - Island Beach Shop and Grill - Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park - North Beach - South Ponte Vedra Beach - St Johns County Ocean Pier - Vilano Beach St. Augustine has many different activities to participate in: - Fishing - Surfing - Kayaking - Sailing - Nature walking - Boogie boarding
Daytona Beach is an hour and a half drive from The Villages. 250 N Beach St – Daytona Beach FL - There are countless activities to choose from while visiting Daytona Beach’s 23-miles of sand, like golfing, shopping, arts, and sports. - Daytona Beach also offers beach wheelchairs for people needing assistance, which makes this a good beach for people with wheelchairs to enjoy. - Daytona Beach has dozens of beachfront parks that allow you to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
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Daytona Beach
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Daytona Beach is an hour and a half drive from The Villages. 250 N Beach St – Daytona Beach FL - There are countless activities to choose from while visiting Daytona Beach’s 23-miles of sand, like golfing, shopping, arts, and sports. - Daytona Beach also offers beach wheelchairs for people needing assistance, which makes this a good beach for people with wheelchairs to enjoy. - Daytona Beach has dozens of beachfront parks that allow you to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
The Beach Club at The Villages is a group of beach lovers who plan days out at the beach. A few popular beaches they have visited are: - Clearwater Beach - Madeira Beach - Anna Maria Island - New Smyrna Beach - Nokomis Beach They plan a full day to travel by bus to the beaches where they can relax, enjoy food and drinks, and enjoy time with friends. The fee covers transportation, tip, and water and a snack on the bus. The fee is $49±.
The Beach Club at The Villages
2991 Saint Thomas Lane
The Beach Club at The Villages is a group of beach lovers who plan days out at the beach. A few popular beaches they have visited are: - Clearwater Beach - Madeira Beach - Anna Maria Island - New Smyrna Beach - Nokomis Beach They plan a full day to travel by bus to the beaches where they can relax, enjoy food and drinks, and enjoy time with friends. The fee covers transportation, tip, and water and a snack on the bus. The fee is $49±.

Sports

The Villages Polo Club

Country Club

Lopez Legacy Golf & Country Club
17145 Buena Vista Boulevard
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Cane Garden Country Club
1726 Bailey Trail
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City/town information

Friendliest town in America. Thousands of golf carts going anywhere in town
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The Villages
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Friendliest town in America. Thousands of golf carts going anywhere in town
Big city in Central Florida
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Orlando
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Big city in Central Florida