Fun Things to Do in Florence Oregon 

Looking for fun things to do in Florence Oregon? Come fill your days with excitement only found in Florence—Oregon’s Coastal Playground.

To our south,
explore Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There, you’ll find the largest coastal sand dunes in North America, rising as high as 500 feet above the ocean. Hire a professional driver to take you out on a high-speed tour. Or, rent ATVs and sandboards to explore on your own. Along your way you’ll find large and beautiful lakes for fishing or boating.

To the north,
you’ll find numerous beach access points, awesome vistas, and beautiful landscapes to explore. Drive 20 distractingly scenic miles north (stop often and take it all in) to visit the spectacular Cape Perpetua. Along the way, stop and enjoy the colorful tide pools. As you go, be sure to visit the ancient costal forests with towering twenty-mile views.

In & around town
visit quaint shops, surprising galleries, and enjoy the great food and drink in Historic Old Town. A few blocks away, you’ll find our burgeoning antique district. When you’re done shopping, stop by the historic museum and military heritage museum to learn about Florence’s past. And it’s just a short drive to some amazing golf.

At the end of a fun-filled day of adventure, head back to your cozy getaway at Old Town Inn, plan your next day (or two) of fun, and contemplate your many choices for evening dining and entertainment. You’ll be making memories to last a lifetime, no matter what you choose to do.

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Sea Lion Caves

Ten minutes north of Florence are the Sea Lion Caves, a year-round home to hundreds of barking, frolicking Steller sea lions and harbor seals. Ride the elevator six stories down through solid rock to this amazing natural wonder, considered the world’s largest natural sea cave. It’s a fun and educational stop for the whole family, surrounded by inspiring views of the ocean and coastline.

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91560 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439


Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Visit the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area for some of the most adventurous things to do in Oregon. Spend your day (or days) hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, and exploring the beach. Adventure and solitude await you in 40 miles of these wind-sculpted, shifting sand dunes! 

Florence Antique District

Spend some time exploring Florence’s growing and dynamic Antique District! With nearly a dozen different stores featuring more than 50 dealers, your treasure hunt is guaranteed to be a fun and fulfilling adventure.

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For more information contact the
Florence Area Chamber of Commerce


Old Town Florence

Old Town Florence offers up dozens of unique shops and restaurants with all you could need for an incredible Central Oregon Coast experience. From kites to fishing and crabbing gear you’re bound to find something to enhance your visit here. Plus, you’ll find colorful and creative art galleries, rich history, and delicious dining options to choose from. After a long day exploring the outdoors, settle in at a local restaurant and appreciate the gorgeous river views and locally-caught seafood. 

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Visit the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum for authentic historic displays, pictures, and insight about the lives of Siuslaw area pioneers. The museum also offers a self-guided historic walking tour that begins at the museum and takes you by 21 different buildings and locations in Old Town Florence.


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278 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439

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Oregon Coast Military Museum

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is packed full of life-sized dioramas, artifacts, mementos, and experiences. It does an excellent job honoring the many Florence-area resident Veterans and admission is a reasonable $5. 

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2145 Kingwood St, Florence, OR 97439


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