Conway South Carolina is located in the northeast part of the state about ten miles west of Myrtle Beach and the beaches of the Atlantic coast. It is one of the oldest cities in the state and more than a dozen of the Conway buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. These include stately homes, charming churches, and City Hall, designed by Robert Mills, the same architect who designed the Washington Monument. Also included are the old Conway Railroad Depot (now housing offices) and the old Horry County Courthouse. Many of the Conway South Carolina hotels are within walking distance of the historic downtown area.
Conway South Carolina is located so close to Myrtle Beach that it is part of that metropolitan area. This means all the beaches, amusement parks, golf courses, and other Myrtle Beach attractions are readily accessible.
What would become the city of Conway South Carolina was established in 1734 and named Kingston in honor of King George II of England. Many citizens of the colonial town fought on the side of independence during the Revolutionary War. Accordingly, the town was renamed Conway in honor of General Robert Conway, a hero of that war.
Other Conway SC attractions include the revitalized Riverwalk that leads to the Waccamaw River, which runs right through the city. Along the Riverwalk are numerous shops, galleries, boutiques, bistros, and other fine dining spots. Riverfront Park is at the end of Riverwalk, and offers picnic sites and a playground. There are two marinas located right in the downtown area, and the river offers excellent fishing, boating, water skiing, and other water sports.
Traditional Conway South Carolina hotels are generally recognizable franchise names like Day's Inn, Best Western, and Comfort Suites, which dot the area around downtown and around the campus of Coastal Carolina University a bit south of the city. In addition, you can consider the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach hotels, resorts, and other places of lodging, especially if you want to add a beach vacation edge to your trip to this area.
If these kinds of Conway South Carolina hotels aren't for you, you might try the Cypress Inn located at 16 Elm Street. It's located two blocks south of Main Street (as Highway 501 is called in this part of town), and a couple blocks from Riverwalk. This popular bed and breakfast has its own marina for easy access to the river. There are twelve charming guest rooms, some with four-poster and canopy beds, some with fireplaces, and some with hot tubs. The Cypress Inn also offers day spa and honeymoon vacation packages.