Situated in north-east South Carolina
in Horry County
(the H is silent.. it's not pronounced Whore-y as some people may try to tell you).
The second-most popular travel destination by car in the United States (the first being Disney World), which explains our irritating holiday and summer traffic. Believe it or not, there is nothing to do here for locals. Nothing. Yes, it is the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a crappy minor league baseball team, and there is a House of Blues that has some semi-mediocre bands that stop by every now and then, but other than that, you are in the middle of a disconnected, disfuncitonal city that is impossible to get around.
Is the location of several traffic fatalities (estimated to have around 89 in 2000), not the kind of place you want to raise a family, drunk drivers racing up and down the Atlantic coast. Technologically impaired. And for some God-awful reason, is known for its hotels at night, which have flourescent pink lights highlighting them, a great sight for drunks.
Perhaps someone can post the converse writeup with a more optimistic view.
See Also: HELL