girls playing on the beach, one of the best things to do in Conway SC

The Best Things to do in Conway SC Near Mrytle Beach

Select Registry - February 22, 2022

A Quaint Getaway Near Myrtle Beach

Visit the beautiful town of Myrtle beach, which is one of the best things to do in Conway SC

As the East Coast braces for yet another cold blast of wintry weather, do you find yourself dreaming of warmer days ahead? We are, too, and it has us thinking about all of the fun things to do in Conway, SC.  Conway is a quaint, charming town located about 15 miles from the famed beaches at Myrtle Beach. 

Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina and is replete with all the charm and grace of a historic Southern community. There are so many incredible things to do in Conway, SC, that you might forget about the beach – at least for a few days! From exploring Conway’s picturesque historic district and walking along the Conway Riverwalk to visiting museums and shopping your way through town, there are plenty of great things to do in Conway, SC. 

Whatever it is you come to the Myrtle Beach area for, we’d love nothing more than to show you the time of your life. From helping you choose the top things to do in Conway, SC, to helping you plan the best time to visit Myrtle Beach, we offer you a comprehensive guide to this charming coastal paradise. When it comes time to find the best places to stay near Myrtle Beach, you can’t beat our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in Conway. 

There are many reasons we consider Conway one of the best places to stay near Myrtle Beach. You aren’t too far away from the beaches for those moments when soaking up the sun will do your mind and body some good, but you’re also far enough away from the crowds of Myrtle Beach. When you stay at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in Conway, you’ll genuinely have the time and space you crave to relax and unwind. Moreover, you’ll be treated to some of the best hospitality in the country. 

Charming architecture is one of the best things to do in Conway SC

Best Things to do in Conway SC

If an authentic taste of southern charm is what you’re after, you can’t go wrong when visiting the charming town of Conway, South Carolina. The city’s historic architecture and lovely riverfront location set the stage for an unforgettable getaway. There are so many great things to do in Conway, SC!

Conway, originally called Kingston, was first settled in 1735, with the leading transportation thoroughfare for passengers and goods being the Waccamaw River. The river winds right through the heart of town. Today, you’ll find beautiful oak-tree-lined streets and many of the historic buildings from the earliest days of Conway (which was largely rebuilt in the early 1900s after a fire). 

This all sets the stage for a wonderful getaway. If you’re ready to get out and explore, here are some of the top things to do in Conway, SC. 

  1. Walk along the beautifully preserved historic district. It’s a beautiful place to admire the landmark architecture, take in the beautiful river scenery, grab a bite to eat, and generally enjoy the charm of this southern town.  
  2. Spend some time on the Waccamaw River itself, either on a riverboat tour, by renting a pontoon or paddling your kayak or paddleboard from Waccamaw Outfitters.
  3. One of the most popular things to do in Conway, SC, is to walk along the Conway Riverwalk. It borders the scenic Waccamaw River for about 1.5 miles. 
  4. Visit the Horry County Museum, which offers a wonderful walk-through time in this part of South Carolina. 
  5. Take in a performance on Conway’s Theatre of the Republic. It’s the longest-running live theatre company in the area and one of the most popular things to do in Conway, SC. 
  6. Soak up even more area history at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, part of the Horry County Museum. 
  7. You’ll find the Franklin G Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum just outside Conway. This is one of the best things to do in Conway, SC, for art lovers. 
  8. Myrtle Beach is a renowned golfing destination, and Myrtle Beach National just so happens to be just minutes outside of Conway, SC. Other nearby golf courses include Legends Golf & Resort, River Oaks Golf Club, Arrowhead Country Club, Whispering Pines Golf Course, and many more. 
  9. Enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and boating at Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area just outside downtown Conway. 
  10. Of course, it goes without saying, but one of the best things to do in Conway, SC, is to visit the famed shores of Myrtle Beach. It’s only 15 miles away and is a true beach paradise. 
Enjoy this beautiful sunset, one of the best things to do in Conway SC

Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

As we mentioned, one of the most popular things to do in Conway, SC, is to visit the famed shorts of Myrtle Beach. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but there’s an exciting array of things to do in Myrtle Beach. So, when is the best time to visit Myrtle Beach, and by extension, Conway? That depends a little bit on you and what you plan to do while here, of course, but we’ll do our best to answer. 

If you’re into sunbathing and lazing the day away on the beach with your favorite beach read, then by far, the best time to visit Myrtle Beach is summer, between June and August. Of course, that’s when everyone else thinks it is the best time to visit Myrtle Beach, too, so you’ll have plenty of crowds to contend with during this busy season.

Daytime highs during the summer run in the 80s to 90s, which means you’re going to want to be on or near the water during at least part of your summer vacation! Summer is also an eventful time of year in Myrtle Beach, with the area’s top festivals and events happening throughout this period. 

If the beach won’t be the focal point of your trip and you’d rather enjoy all of the things to do in Conway, SC, for example, then perhaps, for you, the best time to visit Myrtle Beach is late spring or fall. Daytime temperatures are mild during this time of year, often in the 70s, and the crowds are fewer.

Whenever you decide the best time to visit Myrtle Beach for you is, we’d love to host you at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in charming Conway, SC.  It won’t take you long to see why this quaint, historic town is one of the best places to stay near Myrtle Beach! Book your getaway today! 

Best Places to Stay Near Myrtle Beach

The Cypress Inn

Overlooking the Waccamaw River in the historic town of Conway, this luxury Inn is near, but distinctly apart from the golf mecca of Myrtle Beach. Twelve unique guestrooms, each with its own personality, offer charm and comforts such as private en-suite bathrooms, plush robes and bed linens, individual room climate controls, Jacuzzis, TV/VCR with video library, and some fireplaces. The Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the personal service of a bed and breakfast. You can enjoy the pristine beaches of the South Carolina coast or the peacefulness of a black-water river; an outstanding sculpture garden, or fun shows. Sample the many extras such as massages, a day at the spa.

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