Lake City, FL is not large or well-known, but its history and rural attractions make it a great vacation spot. Once a Seminole village called Alpata Telophka (Alligator Village), its name was changed to Lake City because of its beautiful lake setting. Check out our hotels in Lake City, FL where you can take in the sights by day and relax by night.
After arriving, check out the following attractions:
Get a feel for the city's unique history at the Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site, where the largest Civil War battle took place in this state. Catch a yearly reenactment, though tourists can enjoy the museum and hike the battle trails year round. In town, take a tour of the Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum, an 1870 era house loaded with artifacts related to this North Florida city.
For shopping enthusiasts, Lake DeSoto Farmer's Market is known for fresh produce, honey, farm eggs and native plants. Webb's Antique Mall has 50,000 square feet of classic bargains for antique shoppers. Why not take a souvenir home with you?
Play a round of golf at the Country Club at Lake City before heading over to the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Named for the composer of "Suwannee River," the Florida State Song, this park takes you back in time. View demonstrations of quilting and blacksmithing and then partake in some fishing, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor sports for fun.
After a long day of sightseeing, rest at one of the Lake City, Florida hotels. Book with Choice Hotels today!
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