Top things to do in Florence

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Waterfront Depot

This cozy, atmospheric joint is one of Florence's best restaurants. Come early to snag one of the few waterfront tables, then enjoy your jambalaya pasta or crab-encrusted halibut. There are excellent small plates, a…
Asian in Florence


For a variety of different Asian (and more) cuisines, and all surprisingly well-prepared, head to Spice. The menu changes, but there may be a seafood curry, Korean barbecue, lamb koftas from Armenia or tandoori chic…
Fusion in Florence

Lovejoy's Restaurant & Tearoom

Darling little place serving up seafood treats (clam chowder, crab cakes), sandwiches and wraps, quiches and salads, and various luscious desserts (lemon-curd cheesecake, brownie sundae). High tea – good for lunch –…
Park in Florence

Darlingtonia Wayside

Three miles north of downtown Florence on US 101 is Darlingtonia Wayside, where a short boardwalk overlooks a surreal bog of insect-eating pitcher plants (Darlingtonia californica, also known as cobra lilies).
Parade in Florence

Rhododendron Festival

A beauty pageant, parade and flower show are highlights of the three-day Rhododendron Festival, held on the third weekend in May, which has been celebrated for more than 100 years to honor the ubiquitous shrubbery.
Museum in Florence

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Located in a 1905 schoolhouse, this museum displays exceptional farming, fishing and logging artifacts, along with pioneer items and Native American artifacts.