Formerly the haunt of nefarious seafarers and currently the vacation home of the well-to-do, this little multi-cultural island chain has more than enough sun, sand, surf, and souvenir-ing to make a trip unforgettable.
- No one's positive that Sir Francis Drake actually sat in the nonetheless-confidently-named Drake's Seat on St. Thomas to watch for pirates. But don't let that deter you; the view's spectacular.
- Write this one on your hand if you need to—it's pretty important. It's the U.S. Virgin Islands, but people drive on the left side. Go figure.
- Can you dig it? Yes, you can! Literally. Scholars at the Cinnamon Bay archaeological site search for Taino Indian artifacts and invite guests get down and dirty.