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SOURCE Florence Chamber
FLORENCE, Ore., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new campaign launched by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to come to the scenic Oregon Coast to experience the many "uncurbed" adventures available along 20 miles of beautiful coastline. With more adventure travelers seeking excitement, the area is becoming popular as an overnight destination offering thrilling activities for all ages.
Florence is famous for the city's Historic Old Town - with many riverview restaurants, boutiques and galleries - and one of the largest Antique Districts in Oregon just a short walk from Old Town. The miles of peaceful beaches have brought people to the Central Coast for generations.
And now visitors will "uncurb" by stepping from the attractions of the city onto the playground of adventure seekers, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the largest coastal sand dune in North America. Visitors can rent a sandboard to blast off down the tall dunes, or if dune-buggy riding is their choice, families can bring their own off-roading vehicles or enjoy a tour-guided ride.
The dunes are only one place in Florence where adventure travelers can leave the curbs behind and raise their excitement level. Numerous lakes, rivers and the Pacific Ocean draw kayakers year-round, while kite surfers play in the waves and riders take in the scenic panoramas on a guided horseback ride. In the air, other travelers watch it all unfold during aerial tours in a helicopter or vintage WWII Stearman biplane. Many visitors bring their clubs to accept the challenge of playing one of two 18-hole golf courses.
With so much to do in the area, the "Uncurbed Adventures" campaign invites visitors to stay overnight in one of the city's lodging choices - from four-star hotels to tent and RV camping. It has been said that there is literally "too much to do in one day" in Florence, and more visitors are now making this part of the Oregon Coast a multi-day vacation destination. Great sights north and south will entice visitors, such as the recently-renovated Heceta Head Lighthouse, Sea Lion Caves, and hikes through acres of Old Growth forest.
A trip to Florence takes more than one day because of the many attractions at the Florence Events Center and annual festivals. Visitors gather to enjoy Rhododendrons in May, and celebrate our country's independence in July. Hot rods and vintage airplanes are on display at the Florence Municipal Airport in July, and the very popular Rods and Rhodies Invitational Car Show held in Historic Old Town in September.
From a visit to the local Casino and a night taking in a theatrical production to a day spent kicking up some sand or catching fresh crabs for a beachside dinner, there is something for everyone in Florence. For more information, contact the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce at (541) 997.3128 or online at florencechamber.com.
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