Lake City travel guide

Lake City Tourism | Lake City Guide

You're Going to Love Lake City

With a population of 12,046, Lake City is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lake City to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Lake City

Lake City in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake City in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake City in June, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 190 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Lake City, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

Data provided by weatherbase
Temperatures
Temperatures
Data provided by weatherbase

How to Get to Lake City

Plane

Although Lake City doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Gainesville Regional (GNV), which is located 41 miles from Lake City. The shortest flight to Lake City from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 10h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake City is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 137 miles from Lake City. You’ll find branches of Fox and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

RedCoach operates bus routes to Lake City. From Tampa, the bus ride to Lake City takes 160 miles and will cost you around C$ 60. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about C$ 179 for a journey of 290 miles. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.2 miles from the downtown.

Plane

Although Lake City doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Gainesville Regional (GNV), which is located 41 miles from Lake City. The shortest flight to Lake City from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 10h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake City is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 137 miles from Lake City. You’ll find branches of Fox and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

RedCoach operates bus routes to Lake City. From Tampa, the bus ride to Lake City takes 160 miles and will cost you around C$ 60. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about C$ 179 for a journey of 290 miles. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.2 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Lake City

Airlines serving Lake City

Lufthansa
Good (4,585 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,420 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,592 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,551 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,922 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,685 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (226 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (828 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,158 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (911 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,474 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (703 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,617 reviews)
Show more

Where to stay in Lake City

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Lake City and Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake City.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake City

Most booked hotels in Lake City

Comfort Suites Lake City
2 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 181+
Best Western Plus Lake City
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 186+
Americas Best Value Inn Lake City
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 110+
Holiday Inn & Suites Lake City
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 182+
Baymont Inn & Suites Lake City
2 stars
Okay (4.3, Okay reviews)
C$ 68+

Renting a car in Lake City

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in Lake City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.83 and C$ 22.44. The most frequently booked car type in Lake City is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 26% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in Lake City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.83 and C$ 22.44. The most frequently booked car type in Lake City is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 26% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.