Don't Miss the Charm of Downtown Conway

Downtown Conway with the scenic Waccamaw River winding past and its jazz and bluegrass music is a charming town. BBOnline shows you how to capture this charm.

The Historic Riverwalk

Perfect for a leisurely stroll and marvelous views of the river and historic wooden buildings, the Riverwalk Trail begins beneath the Main Street bridge and winds up at the Riverfront Park and marina downtown. There's a wonderful arboretum at the end of the trail with a great variety of plants and trees. Many parts of downtown Conway appear in the National Historic Register, and the Riverwalk is part of it.

Cruise the River
www.conwaykayak.com
www.rivermemories.org

If you'd like to get closer to the scenic Waccamaw River than the delightful Riverwalk, there are several guided kayak and boat tours available in downtown Conway. The shoreline with white sand and rare white cedars is a delight, and it's home to animals like black bears, otters, beavers and more. The kayak company will show you the native wildlife, fill you in on the fascinating history of the region and guide you to swimming holes. The tour operator is located near the  Riverwalk in downtown Conway.

"River Memories" is a silent luxurious yacht. Its affable Captain Jim will take you through the era when Native American tribes lived in the area and show you historic riverfront homes. You'll see a variety of wildlife, including alligators, as you sail past a swamp full of bald cypress trees and old oaks draped with moss.

Walk through Historic Downtown Conway

The Downtown has many historic buildings worth visiting from your Conway Bed and Breakfast. Take the walking tour offered by the Horry County Museum, adjacent to downtown Conway's Historic District. While you're at the museum, remember to take a look at the work of local artists.

Peanut Warehouse

Conway, South Carolina 29526

Dating back to 1900, this large warehouse near downtown Conway was initially meant to store tobacco. Today the grounds are used for music festivals and the warehouse itself for meetings and receptions.

First Baptist Church
603 Elm Street
Conway, South Carolina 29526

Built initially as  a wooden structure in 1878, the church is surrounded by ancient oaks. The brick building you see today was completed in 1951.

The Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge
Main Street (US 501) over the Waccamaw River
Conway, South Carolina 29526

If you'd like to see some Gothic architecture, don't miss the unusual Gothic style arches on this 1,270 foot long structure built in 1937. The lavish bridge which cost $370,000 to construct is a tribute to the Horry County citizens who fought in the wars of the American Revolution and World War I. The bridge connects Conway to the Grand Strand-Myrtle Beach area.

Bluegrass and Jazz in Spring

Downtown Conway is known for its jazz and bluegrass music. Every year in May, the people of Conway welcome spring on the river in the historic downtown Riverfront Park with music. There's "Bluegrass on the Waccamaw" just beneath the Waccamaw River Bridge and the "Rivertown Jazz and Arts Festival" with live music and art on the streets. Crafts on display include pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. The highlight of the event is jazz and gospel music. Make sure you get a taste during your Conway Inn stay.