Families Find Great Things to Do in Lake City, FL
Make the Country Inn & Suites your home base while you explore all that Lake City in northern Florida has to offer, from tubing and scuba diving at Ginnie Springs to hiking and fishing at Osceola National Forest. You can look for deals at Lake City Mall, visit the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park or cheer on dirt-track racers at the North Florida Speedway. In town to tour Saint Leo University or catch a Lions baseball game? Our hotel is about seven miles from the university.
- Osceola National Forest (18.9 miles)
Surround yourself with pine flatwoods and cypress-hardwood swamps when you journey to Osceola National Forest for swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.
Phone: +1 (386) 752-2577
- Ginnie Springs (24 miles)
Dive beneath the surface to explore one of the cleanest springs in northern Florida at Ginnie Springs, a 200-acre park that is home to seven freshwater springs. The 72-degree water is perfect for tubing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Phone: +1 (386) 454-7188
Museums and Historic Sites
- Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum (3.2 miles)
Housed in an 1870s-era house, this museum offers a comprehensive look at the history of northern Florida through a collection of artifacts, exhibits and tours. Owned by the Vinzant family, the house also includes a section solely dedicated to the family's history.
Phone: +1 (386) 755-9096
- Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park (16 miles)
Learn about Florida's largest Civil War battle with a stop at this state park, where you can walk a mile-long trail marked with descriptions of the battle. Later, browse the Visitor's Center to examine artifacts and exhibits.
Phone: +1 (386) 758-0400
Shopping, Sports and Entertainment
- Lake City Mall (0.9 miles)
With anchor stores that include Belk, JCPenney and TJ Maxx, this nearby shopping destination provides a great way to spend the afternoon.
Phone: +1 (386) 337-8794
- Country Club at Lake City (1 mile)
Players of every skill set find this par 72, 18-hole championship golf course a pleasure to play with well-manicured greens and a beautiful natural setting. Stock up on gear at the pro shop or stop by the dining room with a full bar for a delicious meal and refreshing cocktail.
Phone: +1 (386) 752-2266
- North Florida Speedway (8.3 miles)
Spend an exciting Saturday night in the stands watching drivers race around this 3/8-mile, semi-banked dirt track.
Phone: +1 (386) 754-8800
- Saint Leo University (7.2 miles)
This Catholic, liberal arts university is open for tours, and is home of the Lions sports teams. Head to Thomas B. Southard Stadium for baseball or the University Turf Stadium for lacrosse.
Phone: +1 (386) 752-6866
- Florida Gateway College (9.1 miles)
Formerly Lake City Community College, this institution is a part of the Florida College System and offers a variety of academic programs to more than 2,700 students.
Phone: +1 (386) 752-1822
Corporate Offices and Businesses