Lake City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake City

With a population of 12,046, Lake City is a must-see destination in Florida, United States.

When to visit Lake City

Lake City in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake City in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 113
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.

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How to Get to Lake City


Although Lake City doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Gainesville Regional (GNV), which is located 66 km from Lake City. The shortest flight to Lake City from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 7h 20m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake City.


Another option to get to Lake City is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 220 km from Lake City. You’ll find branches of Seven Auto Rent & Sale and Thrifty, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake City, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Tornado Bus. From Fort Myers, the bus ride to Lake City takes 491 km and will cost you around C$ 145. From West Palm Beach, the ticket costs about C$ 118 for a journey of 539 km. Lake City’s bus station is located 0.4 km from the downtown.

Airlines serving Lake City

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British Airways
Good (1,750 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
Good (1,040 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,206 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,449 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,050 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
Good (1,398 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (398 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (181 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (485 reviews)
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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
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 175+
Best Western Plus Lake City
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 199+
Americas Best Value Inn - Lake City
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 86+
Holiday Inn & Suites Lake City
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 196+
Baymont Inn & Suites Lake City
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)
C$ 90+
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Renting a car in Lake City

Expect to pay C$ 1.37 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$ 16.44 and C$ 21.91. The most frequently booked car type in Lake City is Standard (Toyota 4Runner or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Chevrolet Equinox or similar) are, on average, 27% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.