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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.

Where to stay
Hotels in Conway

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

Carolina Pines

Discover a South Carolina Getaway where upscale energy meets down-home hospitality at Carolina Pines. Carolina Pine …

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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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Points of Interest
Restaurants & Attractions in Conway

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

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

This national chain has grown to more than 600 franchises in 35 states in less than two decades, thanks in part to …

Thompson Farm & Nursery

Thompson Farm & Nursery

Hanging out on the beach all day, wandering or driving around the well-lit Boulevard at night, or riding rides at a …

Bistro 90

Bistro 90

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

The Trestle

The Trestle

Functioning as a café and bakery, there are many reasons to stop in to this downtown Conway eatery. Open from 6 to …

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill

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

AMC Colonial Mall 12

AMC Colonial Mall 12

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

Visiting Conway

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Carolina Pines Campground

Be one of the first to enjoy Carolina Pines RV Resort — South Carolina’s newest getaway. Discover a totally new kind of resort experience at one of the best RV parks near Myrtle Beach, where everything you want is waiting for you! Bring the whole family and park your rig on spacious sites, or stay in one of our well-appointed cottage rentals.

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