For many years, Conway has been the gateway through which millions of people pass each year on their way to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, most never realizing the unique experience of Conway.
There are many reasons to visit Conway. Follow the historic trails map for a self-guided tour of stately old homes, picturesque churches and more than a dozen buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk to view Conway’s oldest landmark, the Waccamaw River. Enjoy Riverfront Park, located at the end of the Riverwalk for picnics and a playground for the kids, or visit one of our working art studios scattered throughout our downtown’s historic district.
Enjoy shopping at any one of the new shopping centers bustling with activity on the town’s outskirts or the unique shops of the historic downtown business district. After shopping enjoy a meal from many different dining experiences, which range from home style cooking to cuisine that satisfies the most adventurous palates.
Discover the treasures of our county by taking in an exhibit at the Horry County Museum. Take in a live theatre production in the Old Main Street theater or Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium.
And while in town, enjoy the huge moss-draped live oaks standing along avenues where vehicular traffic yields the right-of-way as the huge trees stand defiantly in the middle of the street or just out from the curbs.
Conway is increasing economic development through the expansion of our tourism programs and industry with far-reaching benefits for everyone. In the Late 1940’s, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce proudly proclaimed, “Life is pleasant in Conway.” And today, more than 50 years later, that simple statement is still true. With careful planning, the impact of tourism has been a positive one.
To assist in the tourism growth in Conway, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has built a new facility housing a visitors lobby with business and visitor information, as well as self-guided walking tour maps.