A South Carolina Historic River Town
While in the Myrtle Beach area, you owe it to yourself to take a few hours to discover the beautiful little town of Conway SC. Located only 12 miles from Myrtle Beach, and similar to its sister city of Georgetown, Conway is a world away in appearance, culture, and lifestyle.
Est. 1734, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. For many years, tourists have driven through or by the town on their way to Myrtle Beach, and many have never given it a second look. That is their loss!
Conway's past has been proudly preserved. There are as many as 39 official historic sites claimed by the city fathers, including warehouses, barns and buildings as well as distinctive homes. Seventeen of these sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Conway has also been recognized as a "Tree City USA" due to its protection of the lowcountry live oaks and other trees. At several locations on Sixth and Seventh Avenues, and on Elm Street, cars have to drive around these ancient trees instead of the roads having taken the right-of-way. The older stately homes located in downtown Conway's live oak-lined streets bring the visitor a feeling of having stepped back in time. Some of the homes were built in the early 1800's, and have been maintained to project the elegant facade in which they were built.
To view Conway at its best, enter the city over the Main Street Bridge into its Historic Downtown Business district. The bridge has been restored to look just as it did when built. The City's Historic district was built in the 1900's and has been revitalized with working art studios, quaint shops and bistros. Conway restaurants get rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. The eateries, bistros, and cafes offer everything from home-style dining to restaurants that can rival some of the best five-star restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
Conway's Riverwalk features an 850-foot boardwalk that demands the visitor take advantage of the scenic view of its oldest landmark, the dark and brooding Waccamaw River. Located near the end of the Riverwalk is the Kingston Lady Riverboat, which departs from the Conway Marina, offering narrative historic tours of the Waccamaw. Canoes and pontoon boats are available for rent and give its visitors an eerie trip through the many winding tributaries where fish, birds, flora and fauna abound. The Riverwalk Park has picnic areas and a playground for kids.
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