Seniors Enjoy Conway’s Riverwalk

conway-scConway, the county seat of Horry (O-REE) County, South Carolina is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. The home of Coastal Carolina University whose student population is just over 10,000, has a mascot that this senior has always loved: Chauncey the Chanticleer, that comes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. He is a large crowing rooster.

Numerous buildings and structures  in Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places like the City Hall building, designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument.

Since the completion of the Main Street USA project in the 1980s, Conway’s downtown has been revitalized with shops and bistros. The Riverwalk, a highlight of the downtown renovation, is an area of fine dining which follows a stretch of the Waccamaw River that winds through Conway and adds much scenic beauty to the community.

 Seniors Introduced To One Of Oldest SC Towns


Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Originally early English colonists named the village “Kings Town” but soon changed it to “Kingston”. The town was founded in 1732 as part of Royal Governor Robert Johnson’s Township Scheme. It was laid out on a bluff overlooking the Waccamaw River in what is now known as Horry County.

After the American Revolution, the residents changed the town’s name to Conwayborough in honor of the Revolutionary War General, Robert Conway. In 1883, the town was named Conway by the General Assembly. The area’s early industries were centered around turpentine and lumber.

Seniors Enjoy Conway’s History And Culture


 So what attracts seniors to Conway, South Carolina? Plenty. The Horry County Museum, Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and Children’s Museum of South Carolina offer interesting insight into the area’s local history and culture.

Seniors can also visit local attractions like the Horry County Jail, Horry County Courthouse, and Conway City Hall. Wadus Lake and Bear Swamp are popular attractions where one can enjoy a variety of water sports. The city hosts annual festivals such as the Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival and the Round the Fourth Festival.

conway-sc-rivertownCombining historic charm and contemporary excitement, Historic Downtown Conway has eclectic shops, spas, gourmet restaurants, casual eateries and a B&B making it a great destination for residents and visitors alike.

Conway is a charming town with much to offer senior visitors: walking tours, riverboat cruises, antique shops, restaurants and cafes, the Horry County Museum, and numerous historic landmarks.

TripAdvisor highlights the Conway River Walk, the Horry County Museum and the L.W. Living History Farm. Toss in your clubs and enjoy three golf courses in  Conway. Get adventurous and do some kayaking or canoeing on the Waccamaw River. Enjoy your time in Conway. -jeb







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