- TripBuzz found 25 things to do with kids in or near Florence, Oregon, including 5 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Yachats.
- From Sandland Adventures to C & M Stables, the Florence area offers 32 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Hiking Trails, Off Road & ATV and Parks.
- Located on the Oregon Coast, Florence, OR is situated at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, named after the tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the land before it was settled. Florence is an outdoor recreation town with its 12 city parks containing gardens, walking trails, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, bleachers, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and much more.
Yachats only has 635 permanent residents but its population can swell when the tourists arrive in this resort community. Visitors can beachcomb, stroll, ride bikes, watch animals and birds, shop, play golf, ride horses, climb sand dunes, ride dune buggies, shop, and many other activities.
Yachats Commons Park is a place where people can see a marshland. The area is filled with boardwalks and paths through native plants, flowers, and a preserved spruce forest, which also serves as home to migrating waterfowl, ospreys, and other sea birds.
Surrounded by dunes, water, and forest, John Topits Park is a place to enjoy nature. There are more than 5 miles of biking and walking trails inside the park, also birdwatchers will find many different species of birds here.
Shore Acres State Park is known for the overlook point on the sandstone cliffs which offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with an occasional sight of migrating grey whales. The park also contains multiple formal gardens and a Japanese lily pond.