Top Ten Reasons to Visit Florence
Traditionally, the pork is cooked as a whole hog “low and slow” over a fire pit, just as the Native Americans taught the colonists. The pork is removed by pulling it in long strips, hence the name pulled pork barbecue. When we gather our friends and neighbors together for the process, we call it a pig pickin’. The state celebrates the barbecue heritage through the SC BBQ Trail.
Golf is played year round in Florence, and our courses stay lush and green throughout the seasons. We have some great courses, including a PGA-sanctioned tournament site right in Florence, and many of the hotels offer golf packages.
If you’re in for a few games of tennis, we have a new tennis complex with 30 courts, six of them hard clay. The complex is top notch, and there is no charge to play.
We’re located just an hour or so from Myrtle Beach and an hour and a half from the historic city of Charleston. Florence is the hub of the northeastern part of South Carolina for shopping, dining, healthcare, and manufacturing.
SC Revolutionary Rivers was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2014.
If you’re looking for an especially artsy time to visit, plan a trip in late April. In the Florence Museum you’ll find the William H. Johnson exhibit, and the Florence Little Theatre will be performing its spring musical. The Florence Symphony will be playing in the Moore Farms Botanical Garden.
All this happens while ArtFields brings thousands into Lake City to view the competition. Four hundred artists will be competing for $120,000 in prizes in downtown Lake City, and you’ll be helping to choose the winners.