In the heart of the Sunshine State, Belleview is a small city with loads of small-town charm. Its name literally means beautiful view, so it’s not surprising to find just that: beautiful sights of both open fields and green woodland. There are many places to visit and see if you decide to go for an RV rental in Belleview, Florida. Close by you’ll find Gainesville with its vibrant music and visual arts culture, and Orlando with its many theme parks - perhaps you’ve heard of Walt Disney World? Well, it’s only a short drive from your camper rental in Belleview. Beachside city Daytona Beach is fairly close too if you want to see what the Atlantic has to offer and even closer in the other direction you’ll find the dazzling Gulf of Mexico.
If you want to stay a little closer to where you’re keeping your motorhome rental in Belleview, why not visit Ocala, former home of the Timucua people, just a quick car drive away. The Villages, with numerous recreation opportunities, is also fairly close. If, on the other hand, you don’t mind a bit of a longer drive you can reach the wetlands of Everglades National Park. Getting around with your luxury RV rental in Belleview isn’t hard since both the U.S. Route 301 and the Florida State Road 35 run through the area.
The Great Outdoors of Belleview
When you’ve had enough of the city life, for the time being, the Ocala National Forest is a great location to experience some of Florida’s scenic nature. Here you’ll find both dry, sandy areas with lots of pine trees, as well as lots of lakes, rivers, and marshes with masses of recreation activities. There are miles of trails where you can spot some of the forest’s wildlife, like black bears, alligators, or maybe even a gopher tortoise. For any military buffs, it might be interesting to know that the U.S. Navy has a bombing range in the forest.
If you didn’t get the chance to visit any of the bigger lakes around Ocala, Lake Weir is a super short drive from your RV rental in Belleview, FL. If you like fishing, you can do that here, as well as renting a boat or a jet ski. This lake is both relaxing and enjoyable for the whole family, and if you’re feeling a bit too relaxed, why not try to spot an alligator.
In case you haven’t managed to spot that alligator yet, you’ll want to consider a quick trip to Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area. If the third time isn’t a charm and the alligators stay hidden, don’t worry because there are lots of other things to see in these scenic wetlands. There are lots of trails for hiking and biking, and you might even be able to drive your RV in some areas. Also, this is one of the sites along the Great Florida Birding Trail, so chances are you will see many different kinds of birds. Don’t forget your binoculars.
RV Parks in Belleview
While there are a few places to park your RV trailer rental in Belleview, most of them have various limitations so it might be a good idea to consider RV parks that are closer to the city instead. Three Flags RV Resort is only a 20-minute drive away and has showers, laundry facilities, and hiking trails. You can also bring your dog to this relaxing location.
If you don’t want to be too far from nature even when you’re sleeping, Lake Deaton RV Park is located just by the lake with the same name. Here you can fish and enjoy the lake, and the park also has showers, Wi-Fi, and activities such as game nights. Not far from here is Wildwood RV Village, which also offers showers, as well as cable TV and full hookups. This park is located close to grocery stores and RV-friendly gas stations. And don’t worry, there are plenty of gas stations for your RV rental in Belleview too. If you want to visit a chain retail store, you may have to go to Ocala, but you can find several small and medium-sized grocery stores in the city of Belleview itself.
Exploring the City of Belleview
In order not to miss any of the local culture, you might want to park your travel trailer rental in Belleview and have a walk around the city. If you choose to do so, you can’t miss Lake Lillian. It’s a beautiful lake surrounded by oak trees and a walking trail. There are spots for having a picnic, and you can even fish at this scenic location in the middle of the city.
Should you want to be a bit more active, you can visit the Belleview Sports Complex. Here you will find fields that are used for football, baseball, and soccer. There are basketball and tennis courts if you and your family want to enjoy some sports together. And if you haven’t gotten tired of walking through beautiful scenery, there is also a walking trail.
It doesn’t matter when you decide to book an RV in Belleview, because you’ll always find something going on. Earlier in the year, you can enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, which is a lot of fun for the whole family. Later on, you’ll find the Belleview Fall Festival which is an arts and crafts show with lifestyles of the past represented by the selling of authentically made jewelry, clothes, and food. Just after Thanksgiving Lake Lillian is lit up and you can visit both Mr. and Mrs. Claus. If all these events have made you hungry, there are lots of food options in the city. For a quick bite, grab some fast food, and also several restaurants with Italian, Cuban and American cuisines.