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FlorenceUnited States of America

Explore the historic buildings and museums of this delightful South Carolina city that’s also known for its nature trails and outdoor pursuits.

The city of Florence is an alluring vacation spot for its blend of cultural and natural attractions. Here you can journey through swamplands, learn about Native American heritage and study artifacts from the Civil War.

Familiarize yourself with the history of ”Flo-town” by exploring its old buildings. Visit the Queen Anne-style Levy House that was home to the city’s first black physician. Stop by Henry Timrod Schoolhouse, the one-room timber building constructed in 1859. Study the collections of Florence’s museums. See railroad memorabilia in the Florence Railroad Museum and examine weapons and uniforms from the Civil War at the War Between the States Museum.

Florence lies close to the Pee Dee River and is surrounded by farmland. Take advantage of this scenic setting for a range of outdoor pursuits. Canoe through cypress swamplands on the 66-mile (106.2-kilometer) SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail. The route starts at Lynches River County Park where you can take a canopy walk high up among the trees. Take the Clemson Outdoor Education Trail to a Native American village and butterfly garden. Look out for tree frog retreats on the nature trail at Wallace Woods.

If you play golf, hit a ball at Florence’s golf courses, including the Country Club of South Carolina and Crossings Golf Club. More sporting activities are on offer over at the Freedom Florence Recreational Complex.

You will find lots of restaurants in Florence, which serve everything from fast food to gourmet dishes. Satisfy your craving for Southern food with specialties such as fried chicken, fried okra and pecan pie.

Get to the city by bus, train or car, or by flying into the Florence Regional Airport. A rental car, taxi or public transport can get you around. The Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority operates buses throughout the region. Just an hour away from Florence is Myrtle Beach, a popular coastal city with watersports and miles of sandy beaches.

Top Hotels in Florence

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Days Inn by Wyndham Florence/I-95 North
Days Inn by Wyndham Florence/I-95 North
2 out of 5
2111 West Lucas St/I-95, I-95 & Hwy 52 Exit 164, Florence, SC
$57
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

Situated in Florence, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mcleod Regional Medical Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Florence Museum and Florence ...

3.6/5Good! (1,411 reviews)

"The room my wife and I were in was in "like new" condition and extremely clean. Perfect for overnight stay travelling I-95 corridor"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Florence/I-95 North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Florence
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Florence
2.5 out of 5
2123 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
$91
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

Situated in Florence, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mcleod Regional Medical Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Florence Museum and Florence ...

4/5Very Good! (1,215 reviews)

"It was the perfect place to rest on our drive home from FL! Beds were clean and comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Florence
Baymont Inn & Suites Florence by Wyndham
Baymont Inn & Suites Florence by Wyndham
2.5 out of 5
1826 W Lucas Street, Florence, SC
$56
per night
Mar 29 - Mar 30

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Florence Museum, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Mcleod Regional Medical Center and ...

3.2/5 (2,101 reviews)

"The hotel is very well located and staff very friendly. The rooms are quiet and bed very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Baymont Inn & Suites Florence by Wyndham

Top activities in Florence

Overnight at Riverside Platform Campsite
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Overnight at Riverside Platform Campsite

$4
Per adult

Reviews of Florence

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
257
5 - Excellent 21.947053800170796%
4 - Good
537
4 - Good 45.858240819812124%
3 - Okay
318
3 - Okay 27.156276686592655%
2 - Disappointing
34
2 - Disappointing 2.9035012809564473%
1 - Terrible
25
1 - Terrible 2.134927412467976%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

Eat at BOJANGLES!!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

Just passing thru

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

We were just traveling through to get home . The hotel was clean, comfortable, near take out food properties so it suited our needs perfectly.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

The downtown was unexpectedly cute and quaint. If you wanted chain food or stores they were a few miles down the road so we were very happy!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Just stayed overnight and left in AM. No opinion either way.

3/5 - Okay

Manny

Mar 13, 2020

Cant say Much got in around 11pm and left at 7am.

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