Florence: Parks, Outdoor Spaces, Music and Al Fresco Dining
A small city, but the largest in “The Shoals” region, Florence, AL was named after the capital of Tuscany, Italy by an Italian surveyor Ferdinand Sannoner. With plenty of parks and large spaces, the outdoors would be your best option for entertainment in the city. Head via the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport just 5 miles away from the city or fly international at the Huntsville International Carl T Home Field, 52 miles from the city. North Alabama University, one of the oldest state colleges in Alabama is in Florence.
Best Time to Visit
If you are looking to enjoy warm yet calm temperature outdoors, the best time to visit Florence, Alabama would be May, June and September where you can enjoy alfresco dining and long fun evenings outdoors. Hotel rates are the priciest during this time of the year so you might want to book ahead to get a nice room at a great price.
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