Top things to do in Ocala

Top Choice Barbecue in Ocala

Big Lee's

It's only open Friday and Saturdays, the hours are fungible – if they run out of food, they'll close, so arrive early – it's a little ways out of town, and there's not even a restaurant to sit in, just a food truck …
State Park in Ocala

Silver Springs State Park

This state park was once an amusement park – glass-bottomed boats were invented here in 1878 to show visitors the natural springs and stunningly clear waters of the Silver River. Although the amusement side of thing…
Museum in Ocala

Don Garlits Museums

Local drag racer Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits won 144 national events and 17 World Championship titles, shattering numerous records in hand-built breakneck speedsters along the way. In his Museum of Drag Racing, you'll f…
American in Ocala

Brooklyn's Backyard

Craft beers and pub grub-y mains – mussels sauteed in hot sauce, brie cheese burgers, full pizzas and shrimp macaroni and cheese – set the tone at this restaurant, which has a bit of a backyard vibe (despite its loc…