Florence, SC

Travel Guide
Florence

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.

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
The price is $57 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Florence, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pee Dee Mental Health Center, Mcleod Regional Medical Center, and Florence Museum. Florence National ...
3.6/5Good! (988 reviews)
"Very good and very clean"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Florence/I-95 North
Park Inn by Radisson Florence, SC
Park Inn by Radisson Florence, SC
2.5 out of 5
1729 Mandeville Road, Florence, SC
The price is $79 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pee Dee Mental Health Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Mcleod Regional Medical ...
4/5Very Good! (303 reviews)
"Clean rooms and property. Nice amenities including microwave, fridge and safe in rooms."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Florence, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Florence, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Florence, SC
2.5 out of 5
1739 Mandeville Rd, Florence, SC
The price is $83 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Florence, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pee Dee Mental Health Center, Magnolia Mall, and Florence Civic Center. Mcleod Regional Medical Center ...
4/5Very Good! (971 reviews)
"The AC unit in the room was exceptionally loud! It sounded like a motorcycle!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Florence, SC
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Florence, SC
Home2 Suites by Hilton Florence, SC
3 out of 5
900 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC
The price is $105 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Florence, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Florence Veterans Park, Florence Civic Center, and Magnolia Mall. Florence Museum and Pee Dee ...
4.3/5Excellent! (723 reviews)
"The hotel staff were very helpful and responsive to my needs. I needed to add a room and a room night at the last minute. The staff were very accommodating, although the hotel was booked. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Florence, SC
Homewood Suites by Hilton Florence
Homewood Suites by Hilton Florence
3 out of 5
3450 W Radio Drive, Florence, SC
The price is $118 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Florence Civic Center and Florence Veterans Park. Magnolia Mall is 0.9 mi (1.5 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (262 reviews)
"My husband and I both agreed that for the price the room was awesome! A suite that was clean and neat, and the bed was super comfy! I would definitely stay at another one."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Florence
Home in the Heart of Downtown Florence
Home in the Heart of Downtown Florence
Florence, SC
Situated in Florence, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Florence Museum, Pee Dee Mental Health Center, and Florence National Cemetery. Mcleod Regional ...
Home in the Heart of Downtown Florence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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