In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes need a little break from it all. If you're looking for your next Zen escape on the cheap, you can wander through a hidden labyrinth for free at Sholom Park in Ocala.

This 44-acre botanical garden features multiple trails for you to enjoy the beauty of nature, but we're here for the Labyrinth: a hidden path that winds you through canopy-covered walkways, across streams, and into the wild for a lush and zen escape. You'll first have to wander through the rose garden to find it, tucked away in the back corner of the park.

Each area that you explore will have a stone with a passage inscribed to help center you in the now, live in the moment, and to give context to what you may be seeing.

As you twist and turn through the Labyrinth, you'll pass through forests, woodlands, fields, and come across flowers and Florida wildlife dotting the landscape - you're sure to come across plenty of spots to stop and grab a stunning Instashot.

If you're not quite ready to leave after walking through the Labyrinth, stay for a while and enjoy the rose garden, the Olive Tree Promenade, or even their Enchanted Forest for dreamy and relaxing nature vibes. Bring your BFF or pack a lunch and bring your boo for a beautiful and cheap date day idea.

Whether you explore it all or simply wander the Labyrinth, the beauty of Sholom Park is always free and waiting for you to explore it.

Since rain is in the forecast for a while, you may want to add this to your bucket list and check out these 8 unique indoor hideaways until we get a sunnier day!

Sholom Park

Price: FREE

Address: 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481

Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week.

Why You Need To Go: A zen and peaceful place to take a stroll through nature for free - you don't have to pay a dime to wander their lush gardens and canopy-covered paths, and you get to see some of the most stunning nature and garden views. Grab your boo for a cheap and cute date.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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