If your only experience with Conway is as a pass-through on your way to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, you’re missing out! Visitors to this historic river town enjoy learning its history and spending time surrounded by its natural beauty.
The Waccamaw River, named for the ancient river-dwelling Waccamaw Indians, winds through Conway and includes both the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and the new, 237-acre Waccamaw River Park. This “black water” river is a popular source of recreation, and is straddled by the historic and beautiful Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge, which extends from Conway to Myrtle Beach. Take a tour on the riverboat “River Memories”, helmed by Conway native, Captain Jim Holbert. This relaxing cruise down the Waccamaw will take you on a history and nature adventure of the area that you won’t soon forget! 843.246.1495.
So Much To Do!
Touring vibrant downtown Conway, you’ll find art and antique shops, unique specialty stores, stately old homes, picturesque churches and historic places. The Theatre of the Republic is a live theater committed to providing quality, non-professional productions to the surrounding areas. Upcoming: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Dec 31), Scrooge The Musical (Dec 6 – 17), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Jan 5 – 14, 2018) and more. 843.488.0821.
The Horry County Museum and L.W. Paul Living History Farm focuses on the history, pre-history, and natural history of Horry County through exhibits, outreach programs, and events. Museum exhibits depict the natural history of the area, its military history, populations, textiles, artifacts, and wildlife specimens. The Living History Farm recreates life on a one-horse family farm between the years 1900-1955 in Horry County. Observe activities that would have been commonplace like plowing, soapmaking, grits-grinding, blacksmithing, curing meat, preserving vegetables, and harvesting crops. Don’t miss: Christmas at the Farm, where you’ll get an up-close look at the holiday as celebrated on an early farm, with live demonstrations and traditional seasonal foods. 843.915.5320.
Lunch | Bonfire – A Smokin’ Taqueria
A casual spot with a beautiful river view, Bonfire combines southern BBQ with a Tex-Mex flair. Slow-cooked, smoked meats are the basis for dishes, along with wings, sliders, street corn, ribs, even veggie options! Bonfire also offers wine “on tap” and awesome desserts, all in a wonderfully eclectic atmosphere. 951 2nd Avenue (on the Waccamaw River) | 843.488.4227. Wed-Thurs 11am-9:30pm | Fri-Sat 11am-10pm | Sun 11am-9pm.
Dinner | Rivertown Bistro
Sister restaurant to Bonfire, Rivertown Bistro has been a prestigious downtown dining destination since 1994. With a menu full of classic upscale dishes, Lowcountry favorites, and fresh seafood, Rivertown will excite your palate and fill your belly with house-made delights! 1111 3rd Avenue 843.248.3733. Tues-Thurs 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat 5-10pm | Closed Sun & Mon.
Rivertown Christmas Celebration
Thursdays, November 30 – December 14, 2017
Thursday nights from 6 – 8pm in downtown Conway enjoy tree lighting, late-night shopping, carriage rides, visits with Santa, entertainment and living window displays!