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Conway Offers a Vibrant Downtown and Cool Tours

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Now that summer is just about over, let me recommend a spot to you that you probably have driven past dozens of times on your way to and from the beach: Conway.

You know Conway, there's the high school and a mall right there on U.S. 501 as you press on toward Myrtle and other beaches along the South Carolina coast.

Didn't you ever want to turn left at the sign that said Historic Downtown Conway? Well you should. It really is a lovely little downtown with a great B&B and some fabulous shopping.

The main attraction is the River Walk, which connects the historic downtown business district to the Waccamaw River. The walk begins at Main Street and ends at the riverfront park and marina.

Conway also hosts one of the most interesting walking tours around: A tour of 10 historically significant live oaks. And sometimes they are next to a nice historic house as well. You can pick up a brochure for the tour at the Visitor Center (843) 248-1700, 903 3rd Ave.

If you want to stay the night, The Cypress Inn (843) 248-8199, 16 Elm St., is just a short walk from the marina and close to downtown. All rooms have a private bath and most also come with a Jacuzzi tub. The hotel offers spa packages and is just about 30 minutes away from the shows at Myrtle Beach. Rates are $145-235 a night, maximum of two people per room.

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Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.