Things To Do In Duckpond

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 60% Off Gym Membership

The Ark School of Fitness, Inc.

Northeast Neighbors

$150 $69

Get moving and sweating as a member at not-for-profit gym; includes fitness classes, massage, and community yoga

45% Off Personalized Fitness Program

Studio Athletica

Gainesville

$375 $206

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Comedy Show at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

$24 $12

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

Up to 50% Off Drinks and Hookah at Infinity Lounge

Infinity Lounge

location

$20 $11

Guests down drinks and savor hookah on comfortable couches as electronic dance music plays in the background

Up to 55% Off Concert or Comedy Show at High Dive

High Dive

Gainesville

$13.25 $6

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Prog metal, punk, ambient indie rock, country, standup, or a two-day music festival

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Next Level Sports & Fitness

Pleasant Street

$140 $39

Boot-camp-style workouts tone and melt fat with a regularly refreshed array of cardio, strength, and plyometric exercises

Up to 66% Off Aikido Classes

Aikido of Gainesville Inc

Gainesville

$100 $39

Sensei Tom Huffman guides students through the flowing motions and fluid take-downs that characterize aikido self-defense

Up to 71% Off at Florida Fencing Academy

Florida Fencing Academy

Gainesville

$120 $39

Decorated coaches help students finesse their fencing technique and bolster their physical fitness

50% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Academy of Japanese Martial Arts

Gainesville

$50 $25

Dedicated instructors help clients increase their confidence, bringing judo's philosophy of focus and discipline into everyday life

45% Off Five Salsa or Bachata Classes

Ritmo Y Sabor Salsa

Gainesville

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Fine-Arts Classes at Pathways Arts

Pathways Arts

Gainesville

$85 $40

Classes include dance, yoga, and claymation lessons for kids and manga, acting, and photography lessons for teens and adults

Up to 51% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center

Gainesville

$120 $60

Because of the organization's work in the community, its founder's family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2009

Up to 51% Off Firearm Training Classes

Real Combative Solutions

Gainesville

$200 $99

Certified instructor with more than a decade of experience in martial arts, corrections, executive protection, and law enforcement

Up to 71% Off Bowling at Alley Gatorz

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

$53.98 $16

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

Up to 56% Off Outdoor Fitness Classes

Fitness Driven Results

Green Tree Park

$80 $40

Outdoor classes use surroundings such as baseball fields to help people lose weight, tone muscle, and increase endurance while having fun

Up to 63% Off Billiards Lessons

Play Great Pool

Play Great Pool

$250 $99

During two-hour sessions, a billiards expert teaches up to four pupils professional shots and strategies for sinking balls into pockets

Up to 53% Off Karate at Global Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Global Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Gainesville

$261 $130.50

Martial artists learn Renshinkan Shorinji Ryu karate techniques in classes organized to give each participant individual attention

50% Off Belly-Dance Classes at Ethnic Dance Expressions

Ethnic Dance Expressions

Gainesville

$25 $12.50

Students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities shake and shimmy their hips in belly-dance classes

Up to 66% Off Sake Tasting at Stage 7 Karaoke & Lounge

Stage 7 Kareoke

Gainesville

$28 $10

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Sample up to seven courses of sake in tastings for two or four people at this karaoke lounge

48% Off Canvas-Painting Class

Do Art Studios

Gainesville

$25 $13

Instructors provide all necessary supplies and take classes step-by-step through the creation of a playful painting

Up to 54% Off Private Flute, Saxophone, or Recorder Lessons

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

$80 $40

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

Up to 70% Off Karate Classes

Star Martial Arts

Gainesville

$150 $49

Classes include karate for kids and adults

Up to 75% Off Small Group Training at Axis Training Studio

AXIS Training Studio

Gainesville

$741 $223

Clients can schedule small-group exercise classes through Axis Training Studio's mobile app

53% Off Musical Instrument Course

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

$15 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Zumba at IndepenDance Studio

IndepenDance Studio

Gainesville

$60 $29

Zumba classes link Latin rhythms with choreography for a fun, upbeat workout

Up to 50% Off 5K Armageddon Ambush Mud Run

Armageddon Ambush

Waldo Motorsports

$90 $45

Extreme 5K mud run mixes professionally constructed obstacles with mud and color ambushes; after-party features live music and beer

50% Off Riding Lessons at Victory Sport Horses

Victory Sport Horses

Gainsville

$140 $70

Twice a week, students practice English-style riding—which uses a flat saddle and encourages both hands on the reins—on a 92-acre horse farm

Up to 51% Off Horseback Riding Lessons

Centerline Sport Horses

Citra

$45 $23

Adults and kids learn basic riding skills as well as grooming and tacking on farm surrounded by rolling acres

Up to 54% Off Paintball Packages

First Strike Paintball

Trenton

$40 $20

Players have fun and learn life lessons while strategizing on five paintball fields

45% Off Horseback Riding

Bc Quarter Circle Ranch

Fort White

$65 $36

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 59% Off Santa Fe River Canoe Trip

Rum 138

Fort White

$45 $20

Canoers head out on solo trips during daily trips to explore the Santa Fe River for three to four hours; kayaks available for extra fee

75% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Zoo

Ocala

$140 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Horse Ride and Overnight Camping

Makin Tracks Trail Rides

East Marion

$400 $200

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Small camping groups commune with nature and their horses on overnight trips

Up to 61% Off Fitness Sessions

Time for Results with Todd

Ocala

$100 $51

Todd Miller leads participants through boot-camps or personal training sessions with sandbags and tires while listening to rock music

Up to 46% Off Private Boat Charter for Up to Six

A Cruising Down the River

On Location

$60 $35

Captain conducts relaxing, educational scenic tours aboard a pontoon boat; passengers may see alligators, turtles, snakes, and various birds

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

Your Yoga with Karen Adair

En Guarde Fencing Club of Ocala at the Training Center of Ocala

$150 $49

Certified instructor strives to inspire mental and physical awareness in students of all abilities as she leads asanas linked with breathing

Up to 52% Off Wine or a Winemaking Class

The Corkscrew Winery

Ocala

$20 $10

At a rustic facility with exposed brick walls and hanging lamps, students learn the basics of making, bottling, and tasting wines

Up to 80% Off CrossFit

Brick City Health & Fitness

Ocala

$125 $29

Clients work through high-intensity functional-fitness workouts at a gym dotted with heavy ropes, kettlebells, and huge tires

Up to 55% Off at CrossFit Ocala Second to None

CrossFit Ocala Second to None

Ocala

$50 $25

Trainers with more than 10 years of experience lead constantly changing, high-intensity workouts that focus on functional fitness

50% Off at Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton Museum of Art

Ocala

$12 $6

The 80,000 square-foot museum on a 44-acre site houses European paintings, masterpiece sculptures, and rotating specialty exhibits

Up to 81% Off Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes

Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Ocala

$100 $19

Krav maga and cardio-kickboxing classes grant students defensive skills and a thorough workout

47% Off Martial Arts

The Martial Arts Center Of Ocala

Ocala

$66 $35

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Up to 49% Off at Juliette Falls Golf Club

Juliette Falls Golf Course

Dunnellon

$166 $89

Course that has earned plaudits from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest weaves through waste bunkers, waterfalls, and ponds

Up to 58% Off Paintball

Wayne's World of Paintball

Ocala

$94 $44

60-acres of outdoor paintball grounds; 15 playing areas strewn with forts, planes, and obstacles

67% Off at CrossFit Pinnacle

CrossFit Pinnacle

Ocala

$225 $75

CrossFit focuses on bettering physical fitness in cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, and power

Up to 61% Off Zumba Classes at Pulse Fitness Studio

Pulse Fitness Studio

Ocala

$45 $20

Easy-to-follow dance moves set to Latin beats burn calories while sculpting muscle

Up to 54% Off Golf

Chiefland Golf & Country Club

Chiefland

$70.50 $35

18-hole, par-72 course stretches to a distance of 6,495 yards; alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks

Up to 48% Off Horse-Farm Walking Tour

The Gypsy Gold Farm

Ocala

$60 $32

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Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

Up to 89% Off Classes at Martial Arts World

Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$230 $25

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Martial arts classes burn calories while boosting confidence; uniform included

Up to 69% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Splatman Paintball

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

52% Off Bowling for Up to Six in St. Augustine

Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

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Newly remodeled lanes host games of 10-pin during open bowl or cosmic bowling, while a new scoring system tallies strikes

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 50% Off Downriver Kayak Trip

Anderson's Outdoor Adventure

ANDERSON'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

$90 $50

Customers guide their kayaks through scenic river views, with paddles, life jackets, and shuttle pickup and drop-off included

50% Off RV or Tent Camping at Lake Rousseau RV Park

Lake Rousseau RV Park

Crystal River

$50 $25

Hook-up site water, sewer, cable, WiFi, electricity, and trash services

Up to 47% Off Flying-Trapeze Class

Trapeze High Florida

Middleburg

$60 $32

Lessons of various levels teach introductory moves for novices & advanced tricks for veteran fliers

Up to 55% Off Private Golf Lessons and Practice

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Belleview

$72 $35

Former golf director at Hofstra University conducts private lessons, teaching concepts golfers can then try out in practice driving sessions

Up to 50% Off at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Orange Park

$27.96 $14

Children bounce on inflatables or play Bazooka Ball, a mix of laser tag and paintball; the party includes inflatable play and a private room

50% Off Pan- or Bass-Fishing Trips

The Villages Fishing Guide

Carney Island

$240 $120

Guides take anglers on the water for six-hour fishing trips

61% Off CrossFit at Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym

Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Rep-based CrossFit workouts are scalable to challenge students of any fitness level

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing for Fitness or MMA Classes

Combatives Unlimited

Orange Park

$80 $29

Airborn Ranger who led hand-to-hand combat programs for Army Rangers teaches the basics or self-defense through MMA or kickboxing

Up to 75% Off Classes at Combat Athletix

Combat Athletix

Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace

$99 $29

Martial arts and fitness instructors train both adult and child students with classes ranging from fitness bootcamps to mixed martial arts

70% Off Boxing Lessons

Fleming Island Fight Sports

Fleming Island

$50 $15

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Up to 75% Off Hot Yoga

Prana Yoga

Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace

$70 $25

Practice yoga in a studio heated to 100+ degrees to improve flexibility and boost metabolism

Up to 49% Off Golf at Point O' Woods Golf Club

Point O' Woods Golf Club

Inverness

$37 $19

Elongated lake dominates the landscape of this par 30 course, challenging golfers looking to polish their short game

Up to 57% Off Horseback Riding

Haven Horse Ranch

St. Augustine

$75 $35

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Build character and learn life skills through Western horseback riding lessons on 26-acre ranch at one of Florida's oldest riding facilities

Up to 62% Off Scuba Course from Adventure Diving

Adventure Diving

Crystal River

$145 $69

Master instructors let students try diving or give international certification after successful completion of at least four open-water dives

62% Off Martial Arts

Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Orange Park

$185 $70

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Up to 59% Off Manatee Tour and Snorkel

Manatee Tour and Dive

Crystal River

$24.50 $10

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Guides lead snorkelers on safe tours of Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to cavort with west indian manatees in warm waters

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Direct Ving Tsun. A Moy Yat Lineage

Orange Park

$100 $35

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Up to 55% Off Manatee-Snorkeling Tour

Paradise Boat Tours

Crystal River

$110 $55

Glass-bottom boat tours explore Crystal River, stopping to let passengers out to swim with the manatees with the help of a guide

54% Off Manatee Snorkel Tour

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

$59.50 $29

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

Up to 53% Off Golf Lessons at Panigoni Golf

Panigoni Golf

Wildwood

$50 $25

PGA-certified instructor teaches ideal swing mechanics to players of all abilities and swing types

52% Off Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Crystal River

Native Vacations

Crystal River

$60 $29

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Snorkeling adventure in King's Bay with gentle manatees that reach up to 12 feet long

Up to 65% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Acheron

CrossFit Acheron

Normandy Manor

$125 $49

Coaches motivate clients through a variety of short, intense workouts to help shed body fat and build functional strength

Up to 72% Off CrossFit Classes

Live Breathe CrossFit & Wellness Studio

Lady Lake

$350 $99

Nationally-certified trainers provide individualized attention as trainees lift weights, swing kettlebells, and sprint down a sandy beach

Adventure Landing Jacksonville – Up to 52% Off

Adventure Landing Jacksonville

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $13

Groups race in go-karts, compete in themed laser-tag matches, and putt through mini-golf courses

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Each year, the Cinema Verde festival celebrates environmentally conscious films and art. Visitors flock to the four-day event to watch more than 30 films on issues such as water access, waste disposal, and sustainable practices. The festival also features live music, art exhibits, and eco-tours that highlight the lush, natural environment of north central Florida.

301 North Main Street
Gainesville,
FL
US

The team members at Coconuts Salon & Barber Shop thinks of hair as a work of art, whether they are etching in a design in men's cuts or sculpting an elegant updo. However, the multicultural salon specializes in barbering, natural-hair services, and children's cuts. The team texturizes and cuts men's hair and complements new looks with edges and shaves. Women's services include relaxers, color rinses, sew-in weaves, and natural-hair services, such as double-strand twists, locs, and microbraids. Even the youngest family members' strands receive the team's attention, as kids' hair is woven into braids or loc cornrows. In addition to hair services, Coconuts offers soothing massages and nail services, which may include detailed nail art.

1115 N Main St
Gainesville,
FL
US

For 35 years, downtown Gainesville's Wine and Cheese Gallery has held court in a quaint white wood house that INsite Gainesville writer Jennifer Coleman calls "reminiscent of a classic French bistro.” Owners Bunky Mastin and Wade Tyler curate a larder with more than 3,000 varieties of wine, an international selection of cheeses, rich chocolates, and gourmet lunch items served on the charming patio bistro or inside at Panache, the shop’s restaurant.

Panache's chefs pull from the Gallery’s stock to harmoniously blend flavors in sandwiches such as The Normandy, which combines brie, apples, and cinnamon on french bread and is garnished with a miniature beret, and the turkey and havarti, which is balanced by an Adriatic fig spread. Patrons can also nibble on the quiche du jour or hide their faces from exes in soups that vary depending on the whims of the chef, with one recent creation involving sage matzo balls in the affairs of a ginger-chicken broth.

113 N Main St
Gainesville,
FL
US

At the non-profit Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange, community members gather to celebrate and learn about the country's culture and heritage. To wit, instructors teach capoeira—a popular Brazilian style of martial arts infused with the agility of dance—and other performance arts to students from a variety of backgrounds via retreats, classes, and workshops. Whether attending a capoeira class, enrolling in an exchange program, taking part in a community-service initiative, or becoming fluent in saying "football" instead of "soccer," participants get a chance to foster connections with new friends.

1212 North Main St.
Gainesville,
FL
US

As a nonprofit organization that organizes philanthropic events for other nonprofit organizations, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events—pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties—that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens.

18 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Gainesville,
FL
US

Humans and canines come together for the University Commons 5K-9, a morning event brimming with races and parades in support of pet charities throughout Gainesville. The day commences with an 8 a.m. onsite registration, followed by a breakfast feast supplied by Mi Apa Latin Café, then a 5K (3.1-mile) race at 9 a.m. Participants can accompany their own pooches or bask in the general air of flying fur for a one-mile pup run and dog parade at 10 a.m., promptly segueing into the 10:30 a.m. awards and pet superlatives ceremony. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a pet expo coincides with the racing and parading festivities, assembling professionals who preside over veterinary clinics, dog daycare centers, pet spas, and canine finishing schools to teach dogs proper annunciation.

18 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Gainesville,
FL
US