5 of the Best Things to Do in Florence, SC

Whether you’re visiting Abingdon Manor overnight on a road trip or for a relaxing weekend getaway, there are plenty of ways to spend your time here. You’ll find a surprising selection of things to do in Florence, SC. From live entertainment venues to museums, there is something for everyone in the eastern region of the Palmetto State.

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The 5 Things to Do in Florence, SC

1. Explore a Museum

One of the best things to do in Florence, SC, is to explore one of the fantastic museums. The Florence Museum is home to a collection of local art, history, artifacts, and more that paints a picture of Eastern South Carolina heritage. If you’re a Civil War buff, the War Between the States Museum provides interesting accounts of this period in American history.

2. Golf

Golfing is a staple here in the Palmetto State, and that is no different in Florence. There is a collection of courses for all levels scattered throughout the area. Whether you want to tackle championship greens with challenging sand traps and water features or play nine holes on a basic public course, you’ll find the perfect one for your skillset.

3. Dine

In addition to the excellent dining experience at Abingdon Manor, sampling the local restaurants is one of the best things to do in Florence, SC. There are a couple of restaurants downtown, namely Town Hall, that provide a tasty lunch and dinner. You’ll also find several places to sample classic local food in several of the surrounding towns like Mullins and Latta.

4. Shop

If you like to shop, then you’ll love spending time in Florence. There are plenty of antique shops around town, where you will find everything from unique knick-knacks to nice pieces of furniture. Auctions are also a popular thing to do in Florence, SC. Check out our blog on tips for this unique way to shop, as it can be somewhat challenging for those new to it. If you want to experience the best shopping in the Florence area, take a look at our Antiques/Auctions package.

5. Enjoy a Play or Concert

If you want to enjoy live entertainment or a theatre performance, you’ll find a handful of venues that provide incredible experiences. The Florence Little Theatre features a series of well-known productions throughout the year. The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center and The Florence Center also offer stunning concerts and performances year-round.

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Abingdon Manor offers the ultimate getaway to our quiet corner of the Palmetto State. Our Inn has a collection of comfortable and luxurious rooms that are second to none in the area. If you love fine cuisine, you are in luck! Our upscale restaurant features delicious, homemade fare in an elegant atmosphere. It’s our favorite part of the Inn, and we know you’ll love it too!

Start planning your getaway today by booking one of our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis.