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Conway, S.C.

Area Overview

This quaint riverside community offers a charming break from the bustle of the city

Located on the banks of the Waccamaw River about 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, Conway serves as the county seat for the citizens of Horry County and has its own municipal government and police department.

A council-led city government oversees the town’s affairs and Horry County Schools operates several public schools within the city limits. Fire & Rescue services are provided by Horry County.

Originally established as the village of Kingston back in 1732, Conway eventually became a major economic hub to the region thanks to its trade and commerce via the river and railway systems.

Producing lumber and turpentine used for shipbuilding and tobacco and other agricultural products, Conway was the center of economic power in the county before the development of the coastal areas as tourism destinations.

The City of Conway remains proud of its rich history, celebrating its way of life with the annual RiverFest event along the downtown waterfront each June.

The downtown district features post-Civil War era buildings, twisting live oaks that drape Spanish moss over the streets, and recreation areas on the banks of Lake Busbee. Downtown Conway features older, single-family neighborhoods, while the outskirts of town remain rural countryside.

Coastal Carolina University is located south of town and several new single- and multi-family developments have sprung up around campus.

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Hotels in Conway

Here's a look at some of the best accommodations in Conway:

Willow Tree Resort Myrtle Beach

One of the Best of the Best! WillowTree RV Resort and Campground, hidden just 12 miles inland, offers an unexpected …

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Restaurants & Attractions in Conway

Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Conway:

Rivertown Bistro

Located in the downtown Historic District of Conway, Rivertown Bistro is a top choice for fine dining in Myrtle Bea …

Bistro 90

Bistro 90 may sound fancy—and look fancy—but this restaurant prides itself on being a local favorite. It may se …

Carmike Colonial 12

Located in the Myrtle Beach Mall on the north end of Myrtle Beach across from Tanger Outlets, this 12 theatre compl …

Theatre of the Republic

Take a drive down Conway’s Main Street and you’ll notice it immediately – an old-timey theater sign protrudin …

Downtown Conway

A short drive from the Grand Strand (about 15 miles from the Atlantic), the downtown area of this historic river to …

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Founded in Atlanta in 2000, this Southwest-style create-your-own meal restaurant has quickly established itself as …