The city of Conway is one of the oldest in our state and is the county seat of Horry County. Founded in 1732 as the village of Kingston, today this small town, set along the banks of the Waccamaw River, 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, is a picture perfect, small southern town.
Main Street and the surrounding areas are where you want to begin. Beautiful trees line the picturesque streets and the shopping is fabulous! A city in love with art, there are galleries up and down the streets you’ll want to visit. Conway Glass, on Laurel Street, has beautiful hand-blown glass items, and you can even take classes in glass blowing! Grady’s Jewelers, also on Laurel Street, is one of the oldest jewelry stores in the area and is still owned and operated by the same family.
While you’re in Conway, be sure to take a stroll on the Riverwalk. This scenic walk connects the Waccamaw River with the historic downtown business district. The trail begins under the Main Street bridge and ends at the beautiful riverfront park and marina complex. Stroll by historic buildings, the Conway Arboretum and a riverside gazebo provides a quiet place to enjoy the view.
If you enjoy local theatre, Theatre of the Republic is known to be the best in the area. The old theatre on Main Street is enough to draw you in – the sign is a vintage dream.