Things To Do In Ocala

All-Day Golf Package for Two or Four at Juliette Falls Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

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

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for 18 Holes of Golf, Cart, and Range Balls at Marion Oaks Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Marion Oaks Country Club

Belleview

$33 $15

Send golf balls soaring over the bermuda grass fairways of a 7,031-yard course

5 or 10 Krav Maga or Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Ocala

$100 $19

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

Horse Ride and Overnight Camping Trip for Two, Four, or Six at Makin Tracks Trail Rides (Up to 56% Off)

Makin Tracks Trail Rides

East Marion

$400 $200

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

Winemaking Class for One or Two, or $10 for $20 Worth of Wine at The Corkscrew Winery

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

Summerland Tour 2014: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog at Bubba Raceway Park on June 15 (Up to 42% Off)

Summerland Tour 2014

Bubba Raceway Park

$25.63 $15

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Tour highlights chart-topping groups from the 90s alternative scene, including Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog

3 or 6 One-Hour Horseback Riding Lessons or 45-Minute Kids Lessons at Centerline Sport Horses (Up to 51% Off)

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

$75 for a Month of Beginner Classes and Two Weeks of Regular Classes at CrossFit Pinnacle ($225 Value)

CrossFit Pinnacle

Ocala

$225 $75

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

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Ocala Second to None (Up to 55% Off)

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

Paintball Package with Gear Rental, Paintballs, and Air for Two or Four at Wayne's World of Paintball (Up to 58% Off)

Wayne's World of Paintball

Ocala

$94 $44

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

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes or 30-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Time for Results with Todd (Up to 61% Off)

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

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Your Yoga with Karen Adair (Up to 67% Off)

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

Five- or Ten-Lap Sprint-Driving Experience for One or Two from Competition101 Racing School (Up to 51% Off)

Competition101 Racing School

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

With Father's Day approaching, a chance to take to the track for five or ten laps after a preparatory driving class

4 Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit, Boxing, and Boot Camp Classes at Crossfit Zoo (75% Off)

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

$35 for $66 Worth of Martial Arts — Soo Bahk DO Academy

The Martial Arts Center Of Ocala

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

General Admission for Two or Four Adults or One-Year Family Membership at Appleton Museum of Art (50% Off)

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

2 Attractions for 1 or 2, or 2 Unlimited Hours for 2 at Easy Street Family Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

Easy Street Family Fun Center

Ocala

$14 $7

Batting cages, go karts, mini-golf, rock climbing, and kidzone sessions provide fun for every age

Horse-Farm Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four at The Gypsy Gold Farm (Up to 48% Off)

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

10, 20, or 5 Zumba Classes at Pulse Fitness Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Pulse Fitness Studio

Ocala

$45 $20

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

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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 110-mile Cross Florida Greenway trail system. While groups ride 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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Established: 1984

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Works in the permanent collection

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Cindi Morrison, Director

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Our permanent collection and temporary exhibits present a wide variety of types of art, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorative art, and antiquities. There is something for everyone.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Visitors can learn something about different cultures and different eras, from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary art. Our temporary exhibits change frequently and there is always something new to see.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We offer a scavenger hunt for children that encourages them to look more closely at the art and find the answers to the questions. After completing their scavenger hunt the children are rewarded with a prize to remember their visit to the Appleton.

4333 E Silver Springs Blvd
Ocala,
FL
US

Brianna M. Seltser began her equestrian journey at the age of 6, when she first felt the freedom and exhilaration only found on the back of a galloping steed. That first taste inspired her to pursue the sport throughout her childhood; she’d go on to become a young member of the United States Pony Club and compete on show circuits throughout Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia.

Today she passes on her lifetime of equestrian experience to new riders at the 20-acre Silverstride Equestrian Center. Her aim is to foster a bond between horse and human through lessons for riders of all ages seeking to learn for pleasure, competition, or to finally have an excuse to wear their ten-gallon hat. Lessons take place on the center's half-mile track, on an impressive jump field, or in a secluded schooling area. Since no two riders are alike, she customizes a detailed lesson plan for each student with the end goals of developing riding skills, building confidence, and learning the value of proper horsemanship. Seltser's equestrian center also hosts birthday parties and summer camps designed to inspire budding equine aficionados.

9925 Northwest 160th Street
Reddick,
FL
US

Just beyond the wrought iron gates and cobbled stone walls that stand at the entrance to Young’s Paso Fino Ranch, Paso Fino horses from some of the breed’s most esteemed bloodlines gallop across green fields and rustic meadows. Renowned for their naturally smooth gait and personable dispositions, the steeds whinny their greetings to visitors who arrive at the ranch for farm tours, riding lessons, and leisurely trail rides. To further endear themselves to the horses before saddling up alongside the ranch’s experienced guides and instructors, new riders are encouraged to bring along carrots and wear their finest hay-scented perfumes. When the afternoon sun beats down on the farm’s open pastures, riders can seek shade in the on-site tack and gift shop, where saddles, reins, and souvenirs swing from wooden walls. Aside from daily rides and lessons, the ranch offers full-service boarding in a barn with clay flooring and a covered viewing pavilion.

7950 Northwest 80th Avenue
Ocala,
FL
US

When maestro Phillip Daniel Vincent strikes with his sword, you'll be lucky if you even see him move. Vincent has been fencing his entire life, first learning foil skills before moving on to the saber and epee, and training with world-renowned coaches and champions. After raking in his own awards?including two Ivy League championships?he became a fencing coach and now heads up En Garde Fencing Club of Ocala.

His students learn fencing and footwork in both private and group sessions, and then practice their techniques in sparring matches that help them prepare to walk the mean streets of the local Renaissance faire. Lessons take place at The Training Center of Ocala, which also hosts stress-busting Raja yoga and tai chi classes. One of the tai chi instructors, Harry Smith, is another distinguished champion who has won bronze and gold medals in national and international competitions.

20 W Silver Springs Blvd, ,
Ocala,
FL
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A famous tautologist once said that nothing pairs better with a crawfish festival than crawfish. This thought-provoking maxim is an apt summation of the Ocala Crawfish Fest, an annual celebration of Louisiana-style cooking and live music. In an interview with Ocala.com, festival organizer Deb Cone described the event as an opportunity to combine kids-education fundraising efforts with casual, laid-back fun. As she put it, “We wanted to do something for the entire community where you don't have to dress up.” Attendees can throw down blankets or lawn chairs and kick back to musical stylings that are as Cajun as the cuisine that is being served up, all while reveling in the knowledge that their merriment is helping the independent education facility Hale Academy.

1551 Northwest 44th Avenue
Ocala,
FL
US