Conway SC with Southern Hospitality,
Charm, Trails and Tours
Conway’s southern hospitality is a welcome rest for the weary traveler and is only about 30 minutes from the heart of Myrtle Beach and is perfect for a full-day or half-day of fun. Conway boasts some of the best restaurants, stores and boutiques in the area. Visitors can take in a show at the downtown theatre, walk around to shop and eat or leisurely stroll the Riverwalk to take in the scenery.
Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Originally early English colonists named the village “Kings Town” but soon changed it to “Kingston.” The town was founded in 1732 as part of Royal Governor Robert Johnson’s Township Scheme. It was laid out on a bluff overlooking the Waccamaw River in what is now known as Horry County.
Conway’s past has been proudly preserved. A visit to the Horry County Museum or the LW Paul Living History Farm will find exhibits of life from a bygone era. The Conway Historical Trail identifies 39 historic, beautiful buildings and homes to be admired from a self-guided walking tour. Seventeen of these sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will find that many of these dwellings are home to third or fourth generation family members who are tireless in caring for them. Another self-guided tour, A Guide to Some of Our Oldest Citizens – The Live Oaks of Conway, South Carolina, highlights some of Conway’s most memorable trees. These self-guided tours are designed to instruct or amuse and are easily accessible to most visitors with a little time to spare.
Conway is a delightful surprise and still not yet well-known by mass tourism. That will change, but until then, take advantage of all it has to offer. There truly is something for everyone!
Conway Chamber of Commerce