3 Hikes Near Florence, Oregon Oregon Coast Trail Marker JetSetting Fools

3 easy hikes near Florence, Oregon

The coastal town of Florence, Oregon, population 8,500, is situated in the central portion of the state where the Siuslaw River flows into the Pacific Ocean. In the charming Old Town district, Bay Street runs parallel to the river where locally-owned restaurants and shops are housed in historic buildings.… Read the rest


Visiting Kris’s parents in Florence near the Heceta Lighthouse

Visiting Family in Florence, Oregon

After our short stay in Phoenix reconnecting with friends, we continued to the next stop on our U.S. Family and Friends Summer Tour: Visiting family in Florence, Oregon.

The Siuslaw River Bridge

Located on the Oregon coast at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, the sleepy town has about 8,500 residents, one-third of which are retirees.… Read the rest


getting to Florence, Oregon via Route 126

Getting to Florence, Oregon

Summer is in full swing and hopping on flights as stand-by passengers to navigate our way around the United States hasn’t been as easy as we thought it would be. Getting stuck in the Philadelphia was just the beginning. To get from Columbus, Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona, we had to fly east to go west with a connection in Washington DC.… Read the rest