Visit Florence

 

Why Visit Florence, SC?

Conveniently located at the intersections of I-95 and I-20, Florence is the perfect place to explore. With a wide variety of dining options, including top-notch local cuisine and national franchises, your taste buds will be delighted. Florence is also the starting point of the SC Pecan Trail, which features traditional pecan dishes with a modern twist, making this a delicious and memorable destination.

There’s an App for that!

To enhance your experience, download the Visit Flo mobile app! This app provides the latest information about the area, including the fun Pecan Trail challenge where you can earn pecan swag. The app conveniently offers detailed listings of dining options, shopping venues, outdoor activities, events, and more, complete with navigation assistance and Google Reviews.

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Don't miss the Best of Both Worlds featuring the GREATEST rapper of ALL TIME Jeezy along with K. Michelle and Lyfe Jennings! This is going to be an epic night of music! Don't miss you chance secure your seat now! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D0060CE866E2DB9
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ON SALE NOW! 🎫 🚨 Don't miss the Best of Both Worlds featuring the GREATEST rapper of ALL TIME Jeezy along with K. Michelle and Lyfe Jennings! This is going to be an epic night of music! Don't miss you chance secure your seat now! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D0060CE866E2DB9 #visitflosc #FlorenceCenter #LiveMusic #jeezy #fallconcert #florencesouthcarolina Reposted from @florencecenter #visitflo #visitflosc

Reposted from @appleannies_sc Fried Shrimp Friday is back! 12 large fried shrimp with your choice of fries or chips 🍀 
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Reposted from @appleannies_sc Fried Shrimp Friday is back! 12 large fried shrimp with your choice of fries or chips 🍀 #visitflo #visitflosc

TONIGHT Green Frog Social House in Lake City hosts the Summer Shindig Outdoor Concert! X factor contestant Stone Martin, ShugaBob and the Olanta Band (and of course drinks and more). 
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TONIGHT Green Frog Social House in Lake City hosts the Summer Shindig Outdoor Concert! X factor contestant Stone Martin, ShugaBob and the Olanta Band (and of course drinks and more). #visitflo #visitflosc

Reposted from @flocomuseum Make plans to join the Florence County Museum Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a Color 🎨 Quest during Family Day at the FCM. 

How many times do you see your favorite color within a gallery space? What colors do you find next to it? Complete your color quest guide and then create a tie-dye bandana using the colors you spied during your visit. 

From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days with the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone.  No registration required. Free of charge.

#FamilyDay #FlorenceCountyMuseum #museum #museumlife #art #history #FlorenceCounty #FlorenceSC #SouthCarolina #SC #PeeDee #PeeDeeRegion 
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Reposted from @flocomuseum Make plans to join the Florence County Museum Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a Color 🎨 Quest during Family Day at the FCM. How many times do you see your favorite color within a gallery space? What colors do you find next to it? Complete your color quest guide and then create a tie-dye bandana using the colors you spied during your visit. From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days with the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. No registration required. Free of charge. #FamilyDay #FlorenceCountyMuseum #museum #museumlife #art #history #FlorenceCounty #FlorenceSC #SouthCarolina #SC #PeeDee #PeeDeeRegion #visitflo #visitflosc

The Olanta Gator Festival returns Oct. 25-26 with cook-off competitions, a parade, kids zone, live music, and more! 🐊
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The Olanta Gator Festival returns Oct. 25-26 with cook-off competitions, a parade, kids zone, live music, and more! 🐊 #visitflo #visitflosc

Reposted from @florencecenter JUST ANNOUNCED... Jeezy, K Michelle, and Lyfe Jennings are coming to the Florence Center on Saturday, October 26! 
🎫 Tickets go on sale Friday June 21 at 10am!
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Reposted from @florencecenter JUST ANNOUNCED... Jeezy, K Michelle, and Lyfe Jennings are coming to the Florence Center on Saturday, October 26! 🎫 Tickets go on sale Friday June 21 at 10am! #FlorenceCenter #justannounced #liveentertainment #bestofbothworlds #visitflo #visitflosc

πŸŒƒ The Evening Skies of Summer at Dooley Planetarium
🐝 Bee City Takeover at the City Center Farmers Market
🎢 Summer Shindig Outdoor Concert Series at Green Frog Social House

Mark your πŸ“† for the Florence 🏁 Racefest at the Market 🏎 on August 31st! This FREE family event includes race themed fun for everyone!
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πŸŒƒ The Evening Skies of Summer at Dooley Planetarium 🐝 Bee City Takeover at the City Center Farmers Market 🎢 Summer Shindig Outdoor Concert Series at Green Frog Social House Mark your πŸ“† for the Florence 🏁 Racefest at the Market 🏎 on August 31st! This FREE family event includes race themed fun for everyone! https://conta.cc/4cropaj https://conta.cc/3VTa2GA

Wayback Wednesday is our weekly feature that travels into our past, sometimes just a bit but sometimes quite further.
Last week we featured a photo of Woolworth's on Kress Corner on the corner of N. Irby and W. Evans. This photo of Samra's Shoe Store is apparently on the same corner area in 1949, before it moved across the street the following year a few doors down from the Florence Trust Building, otherwise known as our first "skyscraper." Obviously horse drawn buggies still had utility even in downtown areas as of 1949, though they were obviously being phased out at that point with the advances coming out of World War 2. 
Photo courtesy Brenda Harrison. 
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Wayback Wednesday is our weekly feature that travels into our past, sometimes just a bit but sometimes quite further. Last week we featured a photo of Woolworth's on Kress Corner on the corner of N. Irby and W. Evans. This photo of Samra's Shoe Store is apparently on the same corner area in 1949, before it moved across the street the following year a few doors down from the Florence Trust Building, otherwise known as our first "skyscraper." Obviously horse drawn buggies still had utility even in downtown areas as of 1949, though they were obviously being phased out at that point with the advances coming out of World War 2. Photo courtesy Brenda Harrison. #visitflo #visitflosc

The Junior League of Florence's Love to Give 5K is Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8am! They will still meet at Briggs Elementary School, with profits going to the The Manna House of Florence. 
Register: https://lovetogive5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=15579
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The Junior League of Florence's Love to Give 5K is Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8am! They will still meet at Briggs Elementary School, with profits going to the The Manna House of Florence. Register: https://lovetogive5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=15579 #visitflo #visitflosc

The @Downtown Florence newsletter reveals City Center Farmers Market's annual Bee City Takeover, action at Florence County Library (including The Magic Marc Show TODAY) and CATS auditions at Florence Little Theatre!
MUCH MORE: https://tinyurl.com/seu9kdrf
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The @Downtown Florence newsletter reveals City Center Farmers Market's annual Bee City Takeover, action at Florence County Library (including The Magic Marc Show TODAY) and CATS auditions at Florence Little Theatre! MUCH MORE: https://tinyurl.com/seu9kdrf #visitflo #visitflosc

It’s National Pollinator Week! Visit the Florence Museum's outdoor Museum Walk in Downtown Florence, featuring interpretive panels with content from the museum's collection connecting the cultural district to historic downtown Florence.

The walk, located to the west of the museum, invites exploration and curiosity set in the middle of city sounds, highlighting the juxtaposition of nature and urban life. Learn more about the plants through a QR coded link found on the introductory panel. Enjoy observing them grow and change through the seasons!

This project is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation for the Carolinas, Florence Downtown Development Corporation, Florence County Museum Foundation and Trustees of the Florence Museum.

#NationalPollinatorWeek #MuseumWalk #FlorenceCountyMuseum #museum #museumlife #art #history #FlorenceCounty #FlorenceSC #SouthCarolina #SC #PeeDee #PeeDeeRegion
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It’s National Pollinator Week! Visit the Florence Museum's outdoor Museum Walk in Downtown Florence, featuring interpretive panels with content from the museum's collection connecting the cultural district to historic downtown Florence. The walk, located to the west of the museum, invites exploration and curiosity set in the middle of city sounds, highlighting the juxtaposition of nature and urban life. Learn more about the plants through a QR coded link found on the introductory panel. Enjoy observing them grow and change through the seasons! This project is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation for the Carolinas, Florence Downtown Development Corporation, Florence County Museum Foundation and Trustees of the Florence Museum. #NationalPollinatorWeek #MuseumWalk #FlorenceCountyMuseum #museum #museumlife #art #history #FlorenceCounty #FlorenceSC #SouthCarolina #SC #PeeDee #PeeDeeRegion Reposted from @flocomuseum #visitflo #visitflosc

They are a-buzz this week as they celebrate the amazing (and crucial) pollinators! They’ll be sharing and posting plenty of information from now until June 23rd about pollinators and what you can do to help support them. 

Don’t forget to also make plans to visit the Bee City Takeover at the @citycenterfarmersmarket this Saturday! 🐝
Reposted from @wearekfb
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They are a-buzz this week as they celebrate the amazing (and crucial) pollinators! They’ll be sharing and posting plenty of information from now until June 23rd about pollinators and what you can do to help support them. Don’t forget to also make plans to visit the Bee City Takeover at the @citycenterfarmersmarket this Saturday! 🐝 Reposted from @wearekfb #visitflo #visitflosc

Reposted from @florencecountyparksrecdept Courts at our Greenwood Athletic Complex are coming together! 
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Reposted from @florencecountyparksrecdept Courts at our Greenwood Athletic Complex are coming together! #visitflo #visitflosc

THIS Sunday at 3pm Dooley Planetarium features The Evening Skies of Summer free show that provides an overview of the night sky for June and July! What about that "new" star that's supposed to go nova and show up soon? 
Visit astro.fmarion.edu/ to learn more about the planetarium.
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THIS Sunday at 3pm Dooley Planetarium features The Evening Skies of Summer free show that provides an overview of the night sky for June and July! What about that "new" star that's supposed to go nova and show up soon? Visit astro.fmarion.edu/ to learn more about the planetarium. #visitflo #visitflosc

🎀 Outdoor concert in Lake City and MANY chances to create your OWN art 🎨 right here in the Pee Dee area!

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🎀 Outdoor concert in Lake City and MANY chances to create your OWN art 🎨 right here in the Pee Dee area! https://conta.cc/3KPKdR3 https://conta.cc/3VqhWFU

Reposted from @whollysmokin Food Feature Friday--Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake.  YUM.  They know it's hard to make it to dessert with their tantalizing appetizers and generous portions, but next time you dine in or take out with them--JUST TRY IT. #florencesc #downtownflorencesc #SCBBQTrail 
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Reposted from @whollysmokin Food Feature Friday--Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake. YUM. They know it's hard to make it to dessert with their tantalizing appetizers and generous portions, but next time you dine in or take out with them--JUST TRY IT. #florencesc #downtownflorencesc #SCBBQTrail #visitflo #visitflosc

Bike rider at High Hill Creek

Play in Florence

Interior of restaurant in Downtown Florence, SC

Dining in Florence

Interior of Hotel in downtown Florence, SC

Staying in Florence

Relax

Ready to relax? Florence has a great selection of national brand hotels near the interstate exits and a trendy boutique hotel in the heart of our downtown area. No matter the amenity, you are sure to find your needs met with so many choices available. No matter if you’re visiting for business, pleasure, or simply passing through, there is a large selection of charming and comfortable places to stay in Florence.

Exterior of Hotel Florence in Florence, SC

Get Outdoors

Lynches River Park is a great place to relax while the kids jump into nature. The 676-acre park features wide varieties of vegetation, a river swamp with towering cypress trees, and a splash pad. The Environmental Discovery Center offers a one of a kind canopy walkway through the treetops. The kayak launch puts your directly onto the SC Revolutionary Rivers National Water Trail. This national trail leads paddlers from Lynches River Park through the hiding spots of the Swamp Fox – Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion.

What’s Going On Around Florence?

What’s Going On Around Florence?

Dining Guide
City & County Parks
Things To Do
Places to Stay
Calendar of Events
The SC Pecan Trail