Ocala has a lot of fun activities they offer throughout the whole year from festivals to markets. As we are nearing the summer, I wanted to share four of our favorite things to do in the local area. These activities are great for families and couples.
Kayaking on Silver Springs or Swim at Rainbow Springs
Winter and spring are our favorite times to kayak, but if you pick a cool morning during the summer it would still be a blast! We recommend checking out Get up and Go Kayaking as it’s our favorite company for kayaking. Their kayaks are clear so you can see everything from them and the tour lasts 2 hours. Silver Springs is one of the few springs that you can still find manatees in throughout the year. Silver Springs also offers glass bottom boat tours as well. Rainbow Springs is another great spring that is about 40 minutes from Ocala and offers swimming, tubing and kayaking. You can also do a tour with Get up and Go Kayaking at that spring as well which includes swimming too.
Zip Lining at Zip the Canyons
This is such a fun activity if you love adventure! They have several different zip lining courses that they offer. I would plan for a cool day or an early morning during the summer as it does get warm in the afternoon. They also offer horse back riding as well.
World Equestrian Center Horse Shows
The World Equestrian Center is a world class equestrian center. They have several free shows throughout the summer going on in the evenings to check out. Plus you can grab a bite to eat at one of their many restaurants they have while you’re there.
Lake Weir is a 30 minute drive from Ocala and has so much to offer for the summer! Check out Eaton’s Beach while there and you can also rent a boat for the day! It’s the perfect summer activity!
5. Sky Zone
This is a great one for kids during the summer to keep cool and have fun! At sky zone you can jump on trampolines, play dodgeball, be a ninja warrior on their course, and they even have a toddler zone.
There are so many different fun activities to still enjoy in Ocala during the summer months. Remember to pack your fan and sunscreen and stay cool! Check out my other blog post on our favorite things to do and see in Ocala, FL!