Things To Do In Ocala

Cirque Italia – Up to 48% Off

Trinity Catholic High School

$51 $27

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 81% Off Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes

Ocala

$100 $19

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

75% Off CrossFit

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

47% Off Martial Arts

Ocala

$66 $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 61% Off Zumba Classes at Pulse Fitness Studio

Ocala

$45 $20

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

50% Off Services

Ocala

$129 $65

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

67% Off at CrossFit Pinnacle

Ocala

$225 $75

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

43% Off

Ocala

$30 $17

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

Up to 58% Off Paintball

Ocala

$94 $44

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

Up to 56% Off Fencing Classes

Ocala

$20 $10

Students of all skill levels learn the modern Olympic sport of fencing from a former national champion

Up to 89% Off Classes at Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$230 $25

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Martial arts classes burn calories while boosting confidence; uniform included

Up to 61% Off Fitness Sessions

Ocala

$100 $51

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

51% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Ocala

$80 $39

Instructors provide one-on-one attention during 30-minute lessons that are based on English-style riding and customized to your skill level

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

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 55% Off at CrossFit Ocala

Ocala

$50 $25

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

Up to 56% Off Horse-Farm Walking Tour

Ocala

$20 $10

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

Up to 60% Fitness Classes at Ocala Barbell

Ocala

$74 $35

Strength trainer emphasizes proper form in strength and fitness classes that mix cardio with intensive deadlifts, squats, and bench presses

Up to 53% Off Paranormal Tours

Ocala Downtown Square

$30 $15

Paranormal tours head through a historic district while guides divulge information about hauntings and investigations

Up to 53% Off Golf Lessons at Panigoni Golf

Wildwood

$50 $25

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

Up to 55% Off Private Golf Lessons and Practice

Belleview

$72 $35

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

50% Off Pan- or Bass-Fishing Trips

Carney Island

$240 $120

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

Half Off Sleepaway Camp

Piney Woods

$199 $100

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 Flight Simulator Session

Leesburg International Airport

$61 $29

FAA-certified Red Bird full motion flight simulator mimics the sensations and situations found at the helm of a real airplane

High Dive – Up to 49% Off Rock, Reggae, and Rap Shows

High Dive

$17.35 $11

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Beach-themed acts such as Ballyhoo!, Authority Zero, Aer, and the original king of the surf guitar, Dick Dale, storm Gainesville in April

50% Off at The Ark School of Fitness

Gainesville

$150 $75

Seasoned coaches help exercisers get in shape at a gym that specializes in Olympic weightlifting and conditioning

Half Off Comedy Show at 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 66% Off Aikido Classes

Gainesville

$100 $39

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

Up to 54% Off Fine-Arts Classes at 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 Half Off at Bluefield Estate Winery

Gainesville

$16 $9

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Sip up to eight wines brewed from blueberries or muscadine grapes in a winery nestled on a scenic horse farm

Up to 71% Off Bowling at Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

$53.98 $16

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

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

Gainesville

$80 $40

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

45% Off

Gainesville

$375 $206

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53% Off

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 75% Off Fitness Classes

Pleasant Street

$140 $39

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

50% Off Services

Newberry-Archer

$100 $50

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

Up to 55% Off at West End Golf Club

West End Golf Club of Gainesville

$66 $32

A 3,940 yd. course offers day and night playing with a fully lit, par 60 golf course and driving range

Up to 63% Off Billiards Lessons

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

50% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Gainesville

$50 $25

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

Up to 53% Off Karate at 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

Gainesville

$25 $12.50

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

Up to 52% Off Zumba at IndepenDance Studio

Gainesville

$60 $29

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

Up to 57% Off Pole or Burlesque Dancing

Gainesville

$125 $54

Professional trainer leads ladies through dance routines that fuse cardio & strength training

Up to 71% Off at Florida Fencing Academy

Gainesville

$120 $39

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

Up to 50% Off Downriver Kayak Trip

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

45% Off Five Salsa or Bachata Classes

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Gainesville

$50 $25

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

Up to 51% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

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

94% Off 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

60% Off Unlimited Golf Plus Cart Rental

Village At Black Bear

$95 $37.99

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Designed in 1995 by Pete Dye, the par 72 course emulates classic links with mounded fairways and more than 120 sand traps

Up to 58% Off Mixed-Martial-Arts Classes at Grappling Mastery

Tavares

$75 $35

Students learn from black belt and grappling expert Brian Ruscio during MMA classes that teach self-discipline and self-defense techniques

Up to 64% Off Manatee Swimming Tour

Crystal River

$90 $35

Snorkel or swim alongside manatees in crystalline 72-degree waters

54% Off Manatee Snorkel Tour

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 Half Off a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour

Homosassa

$350 $175

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

58% Off Scuba Certification from Adventure Diving

Crystal River

$399 $169

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Certification dives and open-water training combine with a CD-ROM for at-home study to leave students with SDI certification

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

Crystal River

$50 $25

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

Up to 47% Off Blues Festival

Elizabeth Evans Park

$55 $29

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Two days of live blues music from Jimmy Thackery, Ana Popovic, and Muddy Waters' son Big Bill Morganfield

Gold's Gym – 90% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $15

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Guests pedal and punch together at famous gym's group fitness classes, which include Pilates, TRX, and barre

67% Off Martial Arts

Downtown Mount Dora

$150 $49

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50% Off

Sorrento Hills

$180 $90

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 Personal Training

Downtown Mount Dora

$100 $49

Husband-and-wife martial-arts experts with an international reputation help shape stronger bodies at a locally owned fitness center

Up to 50% Off Boat Tour

Mount Dora

$55 $29

Two-hour cruises down the waterways of Dora Canal give sightseers glimpses of ancient cypress trees & other indigenous fauna

50% Off Tandem Hang-Gliding Experience

Hang Gliding Central Florida

$259.99 $129

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

Up to 52% Off Flyboarding Lesson

Groveland-Mascotte

$229 $119

First-time flyboarders learn the function and safety aspects of the water-propelled jetsuit before flipping and flying around Quest Lake

Up to 53% Off Trampoline Jump Time for 2, 4, or 6

Clermont

$34 $18.99

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Trampolines cover floor and walls; for adults and kids; games such as 3-D dodge ball and fitness classes such as SkyRobics

Up to 60% Off Jetpack and Flyboard Experiences

Orlando

$199 $99

Flyboards and jetpacks let operators fly over water as 1,000 gallons per minute pump out of nozzles, generating hundreds of pounds of thrust

50% Off Bucket Drumming for Kids

Lost Lake

$80 $40

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Up to 52% Off Archery Lessons

Clermont

$50 $25.99

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Students learn how to properly shoot a bow an arrow from certified instructors

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes at Sweat Factory

Minneola

$35 $15

With hard work, CrossFit promises results with its ever-changing daily workouts

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes

Minneola

$45 $19

Trainers invent new workouts daily, drawing from Olympic weight-lifting, gymnastics, and other schools of fitness

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes

Minneola

$100 $40

During 45- to 60-minute classes, instructor leads groups through body-bending poses, emphasizing breath control amid relaxing, soft music

55% Off

Citrus Ridge

$350 $157

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

50% Off

Minneola

$60 $30

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

Peter Noone from Herman's Hermits — Up to 50% Off Concert

Trilogy Orlando

$40 $20

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After a wine and beer tasting, hear legendary vocalist Peter Noone perform hits such as "I'm Into Something Good"

40% Off Glider-Flight Package

Clermont

$299 $179

Once towed a mile off the ground, gliders’ acrobatic descents double as hands-on flying lessons; ground school included

Up to 79% Off from Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

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

Up to 62% Off Children's Music Instruction

Multiple Locations

$15 $7

Children learn about music and broaden their minds during ever-changing playdates or weekly piano lessons

Up to 85% Off at Core Body FX

Apopka

$259 $39

Get a head start on weight loss before the holidays with fitness classes that build muscle, boost stamina, and increase overall fitness

82% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Multiple Locations

$162.75 $30

45-minute boot-camp classes for all fitness levels combine plyometrics, cardio, and circuit training

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The indoor and outdoor attractions at Easy Street Family Fun Center make it their mission to entertain visitors both young and old. Driven to succeed by Honda motors, single and double gasoline-powered go-karts whip around an outdoor track during seven-minute heats, speeding down straightaways, roaring through turns, and dodging spiked tortoise shells. The 18-hole mini golf course draws the eye with creative scenery such as a downed, half-submerged plane, and each hole takes players up hills, around rocks, and over bridges in search of low scores. Inside Easy Street lies an arcade with 60 games and an indoor gym where kids 8 and younger can pretend to be intrepid explorers climbing a mountain made of jungle-gym parts. After fun and games, the snack bar kindly offers to refuel families and friends with pizza, burgers, and high-octane ice cream.

2727 SW 27th Ave
Ocala,
FL
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Rainbow's End Golf Club's nine-hole fairway chain rolls across 2,883 yards for a par-36 layout. Rounds begin with a 445-yard par 5, where a drive that bisects the tree-lined corridor should set up a favorable opportunity to glue another birdie-celebrating rhinestone on your putter. A relatively open and player-friendly layout, the bulk of the course's difficulty stems from 50 feet of overall elevation changes, which can set up tricky shots toward downhill or elevated targets. The club also encompasses a driving range and a pro shop that offers golf equipment, apparel, and club repair for shafts snapped in frustration about unfulfilling TV series finales.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par-36 course
  • Length of 2,883 yards from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 102 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard

20650 SW 80th Place Rd
Dunnellon,
FL
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As the head trainer of Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, Debbie Zito cares for a fleet of healthy, happy, and well-trained horses, which she also pairs with beginners and experienced riders for leisurely tours. Debbie and her other guides call upon their seasoned riding experiences as they lead visitors throughout the shade-speckled trails of the Florida Horse Park and the 110-mile Cross Florida Greenway trail system. While groups trot along, the guides point out historic sites and natural inhabitants, such as great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, coyotes, cardinals, and armadillos. Debbie and her team also offer lessons to increase riders' confidence and help them communicate with horses effectively rather than sending them commands through email.

11008 County Road 475
Ocala,
FL
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At Ocala Fighting Fit Boot Camp, fists and feet deliver knockout blows to calories during 12 boot-camp classes that draw on MMA and kickboxing combat techniques to whip thighs and abs into shape in a nonintimidating environment. During the four-week martial-arts boot camp, students of all fitness levels and skill sets entrust their bodies to certified instructors who orchestrate exercises that most efficaciously achieve results, and periodically motivate stragglers with photos of a skinny, timid, teenage Hulk. Grueling kettlebell lifts alternate with kickboxing drills and other interval and cardio exercises as students will their ways through three weekly sessions.

3602 NE 8th Pl
Ocala,
FL
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Sailing smoothly since its maiden voyage last fall, the 155-foot Jacks or Better Casino harbors more than 180 ticket-operated slot machines, which allow bettors to digitally select the stake of each spin (from $.01 to $25). Chomp chicken tenders ($5) or a hot dog ($3) and examine the table games found on deck, featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, and baccarat ($5 to $1,000 limits), or place a wager on the ship's virtual sportsbook, which supplies betting options for collegiate and professional contests across the globe.

8441 Southwest State Road 200
Ocala,
FL
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

500 SW 10th St
Ocala,
FL
US