Explore the top things to do in Florence, from shopping to hiking

The Park Inn off I-95 offers you comfortable hotel rooms near the best things to do in and around Florence, from attending a performance at Francis Marion University to cheering on the drivers at Darlington Raceway's Southern 500. If you have extra time, you can catch an exciting Monster Jam at the Florence Center in downtown or practice your swing at Beaver Creek Golf Club. In a shopping mood? Check out popular stores at Magnolia Mall, or choose from local produce, baked goods, and plants at the massive Pee Dee State Farmers Market nearby. Before you leave, make sure you visit Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve, where you can admire pristine forests, spot rare wildflowers, and glimpse wild river otters.

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Florence Center

3.6 mi / 5.8 km from the hotel
This 75,000-square-foot facility serves as the home of the Florence Symphony Orchestra and hosts a variety of trade shows and performances throughout the year.

Francis Marion University

8.88 mi / 14.29 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Patriots or take a campus tour of this liberal arts university named for South Carolina native and Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion.

Florence County Museum

3.14 mi / 5.06 km from the hotel
Enjoy free admission to see the permanent and rotating exhibits on 20th-century Southern art, including works by the celebrated William H. Johnson. The collection also includes interesting ancient artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War era.

Timrod Park

3.56 mi / 5.73 km from the hotel
Spend a leisurely afternoon at this 18-acre park filled with nature trails, gardens, picnic areas, and tennis and pickleball courts. If you have kids in tow, let them burn off energy on the playground or climb aboard a steam locomotive from 1917.

Darlington Raceway

7.46 mi / 12.01 km from the hotel
Famous among racing fans for its unique and challenging design, Darlington Raceway is one of the most popular venues on the NASCAR circuit.

Beaver Creek Golf Club

2.16 mi / 3.47 km from the hotel
Book a tee time in advance, and test your golf skills on this popular 18-hole public course.

Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

7.46 mi / 12.01 km from the hotel
With a focus on stock car racing’s history and famous figures, the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum features an exhibit of classic cars that makes it a must-see for racing fans.

Magnolia Mall

3.1 mi / 4.98 km from the hotel
With more than 40 stores and dining options, including H&M, Old Navy, and Texas Roadhouse, Magnolia Mall offers the perfect opportunity to hunt for brand names and bargains.

Pee Dee State Farmers Market

0.9 mi / 1.44 km from the hotel
Stop by this 55-acre farmers market to shop for local produce, garden and ornamental plants, baked goods, and handicrafts. Open year-round, the market is a popular stop off I-95 and gets over half a million visitors a year.

Great Pee Dee River Heritage Preserve

12.16 mi / 19.57 km from the hotel
Hike this beautifully preserved tract of land along the Pee Dee River where you can spot rare flowers and wildlife species such as bobcats and gray foxes. You can also navigate the river by boat to catch a glimpse of herons and beavers.