Get to know Florence, South Carolina

Florence County is conveniently located between New York and Miami, along the I-95 corridor and is an area that’s brimming with history, character and Southern charm. Here, you’ll find a city in the midst of a major revitalization, with new businesses filling up the downtown, industry, retailers, hotels and some of your favorite restaurants anchoring the area near our interstates and an arts and cultural scene that is second to none. We hope you’ll enjoy taking a look at some of the links and information in these pages and if you have any other questions about the area or why it’s such a great idea to do business in Florence, please give us a call at the Florence Chamber at (843) 665-0515 or visit us downtown at 100 West Evans Street.


With nearly 200 different options in the Florence area, you’ll have a hard time deciding what type of food to order and exactly where to dine! In Florence, there are restaurants that specialize in everything from fine dining to hamburgers and fries to Thai food or wood-fired pizza.

You can browse through our Chamber member restaurants by clicking here.


The Florence area boasts an immense amount of options when it comes to lodging and is located right at the intersection of two major interstates- Interstate 95 and Interstate 20. In the Pee Dee area, you’ll find everything from boutique hotels to your favorite chains to bed and breakfasts. In Florence, you’ll also find several different apartment complexes, short term and long term rental opportunities and agencies.

You can browse through our Chamber member hotels, motels and apartments by clicking here.


Florence County is home to a fantastic mix of retail offerings including downtown boutiques to the national big box stores you know and love to specialized businesses that cater to specific business needs. Florence is home to Magnolia Mall, which features stores such as Barnes & Noble, Old Navy and Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as a full food court and is also home to Florence Mall, which features stores such as Ulta, TJ Maxx and Ross. No matter what you’re looking for, the Florence area is sure to have many different options when it comes to meeting your retail needs!

You can browse through our Chamber member retail stores by clicking here.