You've surfed big waves, rafted down a raging river, and paddled balmy lagoons. You've swum in city rooftop pools, soaked in a hot spring on a mountainside, and showered under a waterfall. You know the incredibly invigorating and restorative power of water in all its earthly configurations, and you know a Florida vacation promises many more such experiences. Book a stay at one of our hotels near Starke, FL and embrace opportunities to soak, swim, and imbibe in the natural beauty of the water. This small north-central Florida city might be landlocked, but it is surrounded by lakes and wetlands, large and small. Add hotels in Daytona Beach to your itinerary and augment the experience with sunny days by the sand and surf.
Starke hotels put you in proximity to a number of beautiful lakes, all offering abundant options for boating and fishing. Choose Kingsley Lake and join the crowds water skiing, swimming, perusing lakefront stores, and dining at the restaurants on the shoreline. Perhaps your lake daydreams are more in line with the description of Henry David Thoreau: "A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." If so, you'll delight in the tranquility of Newnan's Lake. Surrounded by nature preserves, the lake, its creeks, and adjacent wetlands are home to several wildlife icons of Florida, such as alligators and eagles, so keep an eye out for a scaly snout under the camouflage of water lilies and the shadow of a great wing emerging from the canopy of the cypress trees. When you're ready to move from the stillness of the lake to the dynamic energies of the ocean, pick up one of our Starke rental cars and head east to the beach.
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