What is there to do in Florence?
There are lots of things to do here, to name a few:
Dune Buggy riding
Jet Skiing & Boating in the Siuslaw River and the
many lakes nearby
Sea Lion Caves
What is the weather like in Florence?
The weather is usually much milder here than in the
valley. Our summers are usually in the 60's to the 70's,
occasionally warmer, depending on how close to the ocean
Our winters are mild with about the same rainfall as
the valley. We have a lot of breaks between storms,
usually with very nice weather in between. We have less
fog than the valley and we never get freezing fog. It
seldom snows or freezes. We have very clean air with
no signs of pollution.
Is it expensive in Florence?
No, our motel prices are very competitive. The cost
of dining in Florence is typically less than in the
cities. Gas prices are some of the lowest in the state.
Shopping is very reasonable.
Is it hard to get to Florence?
No, we are 1 to 1 1/2 hours west of Eugene, OR on Hwy
126 W. This is a beautiful drive.
We are about 1 hour south of Newport, OR.
We are about 1 hour north of Coos Bay, OR.
We are about 3 hours from Portland, OR, coming south
on I-5 & turning west on 126 (Beltline) toward the
coast at Eugene.
We are about 4 hours from Medford, OR, coming north
on I-5, turning toward the coast at Sutherlin on Hwy
138. Follow the Umpqua River down through Elkton, to
Reedsport, then north to Florence.
What is there to do in the winter in Florence?
This is a great time to storm watch, but be careful
at the beach and watch out for large waves and rolling
driftwood. Whale watching starts in late December, when
the Grey Whales go by on their migration south. In March,
the Grey Whales start their migration north. There are
many places to observe these migrations just a few miles
north of Florence.
You might be able to get some Dungeness crabs in the
winter, but you might need a boat.
If you can get out on the dunes, the winter storms carve
fantastic shapes out of the dunes.
There is always shopping in Historic Old Town Florence,
just steps away from our two motels; the River House
Inn and the Old Town Inn. There are many events throughout
the year, check the Florence Chamber of Commerce website
There are several museums in Florence. During the breaks
between storms is a great time to go golfing on either
of our two local golf courses. (Both are 18 holes).
Watching the sunsets near the north jetty or along the
ocean bluffs can be breathtaking.