Details: Ocala, Fla.
All flight and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Ocala, Fla.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Feb. 26-28:
AirTran flies nonstop from Reagan National to Orlando, with fares starting at $267 round trip. Ocala is about 80 miles northwest of Orlando.
WHERE TO STAY
3600 SW 36th Ave., 352-854-1400
King-size bed or two-bed rooms from $129.
Shamrock Thistle & Crown
Bed & Breakfast
12971 SE Hwy. 42, Weirsdale, 800-425-2763
Rooms start at $125 per night; specials include a $30 per person trail ride with a two-night stay.
WHERE TO EAT
La Cuisine French Restaurant
48 SW First Ave., 352-433-2570
Entrees range from $13.90 for chicken in mushroom sauce to $22.50 for Veal Blanquette a la Creme.
Pi on Broadway
110 SW Broadway, 352-369-5100
A wine and beer drinkers' hot spot. Pizzas from $12, sandwiches $7 and tapas $5.
Sky Asian Fusion
3600 SE 38th Ave., 352-291-0000
Chef Tony Trinidad's Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean touches have won over the locals. Lunch entrees from $10.
WHAT TO DO
SW 27th Ave., south of State Road 200, 352-237-2171
A working horse farm where thoroughbreds learn to be racehorses. Free; tours by appointment.
Breeders' Sales Co.
1701 SW 60th Ave., 352-237-2154
Fun to visit when a sale is going on.
Florida Carriage Museum & Resort
3000 Marion County Rd., Weirsdale, 352-750-5500
Admission $10, children 5-18 $5.
Appleton Museum of Art
4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., 352-291-4455
Admission $6, seniors $4, ages 10-18 $3.