Florence Farmers Market. Main and Park Streets, Florence, OR.
Historic Old Town Florence. Located on the waterfront, Florence, OR.
Historic Siuslaw River Bridge
The Florence bridge was one of five major structures built as part of Oregon's Coast Bridges Project in 1936 and is 1,568 feet in length.
Florence Cinemas. 1930 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-6900.
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. 278 Maple Street, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-7884.
Harbor Theater. 1377 Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439. Phone: 541-997-3361.
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
Traces the entire coastline along Highway 101, starting in Astoria and traveling south to Brookings, this Byway provides views of amazing coastal scenery. Length: 363 miles/584.2 km; Time: 12 hours.
Darlingtonia State Natural Site. Highway 101, 5 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949.
The only Oregon State Park dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, tThe plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the system. This is an 18-acre botanical park.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint. Highway 101, 13 miles north of Florence. GPS: 44.136505 N; -124.121976 W.
Natural caves, tidepools, beach, waterways, birding, wildlife and marine mammal watching, hiking trail, marine, interpretive tours.
Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint. Highway 101, 16 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.174217 N; -124.1156 W.
Marine mammal watching, beach, picnicking.
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park. Highway 101, 14 miles north of Florence. Phone: 541-547-3416; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 44.160252 N; -124.115074 W.
Nature programs, picnicking, historic sites, evening programs, special events and interpretation.
Honeyman Memorial State Park. Highway 101, 3 miles south of Florence. Phone: 541-997-3641; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 43.929946 N; -124.106904 W.
Meeting halls, interpretation, picnicking, specail events, music, historic resources and historic buildings.
Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site. Highway 101, 16 miles north of Florence. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949.
Tokatee Klootchman sits a few feet above the ocean with an excellent view. A great place to watch for whales.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Driving the Pacific Coast Oregon and Washington, 6th Edition by Kathy Strong. A virtual encyclopedia of destinations, this book describes thirty-five coastal communities along Route 101, from the southern border of Oregon to the northern border of Washington state. Order now...
A Bridge Back - The Early Days of Florence, Oregon by Ellen G. Traylor. If you know Florence, you will never see her the same way again. If you do not know Florence, prepare to fall in love. A project of Merchants of Old Town Florence for the 150th Anniversary of Oregon. Order now...
Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast: Your Guide to the Lighthouses of California, Oregon, and Washington (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) by Randy Leffingwell. Along with the history of the lighthouses' development and service, the book also delves into their technological evolution, with special attention to the architecture, lights, lenses, and the movement to preserve and restore them. Order now...
Oregon Coast: Portrait of a Place by Rick Schafer. Oregon Coast: Portrait of a Place showcases the reasons for this area's tremendous popularity. The ruggedly beautiful, endlessly fascinating 362 miles of the Oregon coast have been luring visitors for generations, and the coast is now one of the premier recreation destinations in the country. Order now...
Moon Coastal Oregon (Moon Handbooks), Fifth Edition by W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell. Discover the scenic hikes on the Coastal Trail, best seaside eateries and other valuable information to plan a trip to the coast. Order now...
Insiders' Guide to the Oregon Coast, 4th by Lizann Dunegan. This guide offers the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, outdoor recreation and cultural attractions. Order now...
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