St. Thomas

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  • 1. Coki Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Funky beach huts selling local foods such as pâtés (fried turnovers with a spicy ground-beef filling), quaint vendor kiosks, and a brigade of...Read More

  • 2. Coral World Ocean Park

    Zoo/Aquarium

    This interactive aquarium and water-sports center lets you experience a variety of sea life and other animals. There's a new 2-acre dolphin...Read More

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  • 3. Magens Bay

    Beach–Sight

    Deeded to the island as a public park, this heart-shape stretch of white sand is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The bottom...Read More

  • 4. Water Island

    Island

    This island, the fourth-largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, floats about a ¼ mile (½ km) out in Charlotte Amalie harbor. A ferry between Crown...Read More

  • 5. 99 Steps

    Neighborhood/Street

    This staircase "street," built by the Danes in the 1700s, leads to the residential area above Charlotte Amalie and to Blackbeard's Castle, a...Read More

  • 6. All Saints Episcopal Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1848 from stone quarried on the island, the church has thick, arched window frames lined with the yellow brick that came to the islands...Read More

  • 7. Brewers Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Watch jets land at the Cyril E. King Airport as you dip into the usually calm seas. Rocks at either end of the shoreline, patches of grass poking...Read More

  • 8. Danish Consulate Building

    Government Building

    Built in 1830, this structure once housed the Danish Consulate. Although the Danish consul general, Søren Blak, has an office in Charlotte Amalie...Read More

  • 9. Drake's Seat

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have kept watch over his fleet, looking for enemy ships from this vantage point. The panorama is especially...Read More

  • 10. Educators Park

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    A peaceful place amid the town's hustle and bustle, the park has memorials for three famous Virgin Islanders: educator Edith Williams, J. Antonio...Read More

  • 11. Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Locally called Tortola Wharf, this is where you can catch the Native Son and other ferries to the BVI. The restaurant upstairs is a good place...Read More

  • 12. Emancipation Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    A bronze bust of a freed slave blowing a conch shell commemorates slavery's end in 1848—the garden was built to mark emancipation's 150th anniversary...Read More

  • 13. Estate St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    This unusual spot is perched on a mountainside 1,000 feet above sea level, with views of more than 20 islands and islets. You can wander through...Read More

  • 14. Fort Christian

    Museum/Gallery

    St. Thomas's oldest standing structure, this remarkable building was built between 1672 and 1680 and now has U.S. National Landmark status....Read More

  • 15. Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This historic church has a massive mahogany altar, and its pews—each with its own door—were once rented to families of the congregation. Lutheranism...Read More

  • 16. French Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Next to Joseph Aubain Ballpark, the museum houses fishing nets, accordions, tambourines, mahogany furniture, photographs, and other artifacts...Read More

  • 17. Frenchtown

    Commercial District

    Popular for its bars and restaurants, Frenchtown is also the home of descendants of immigrants from St. Barthélemy (St. Barth). You can watch...Read More

  • 18. Government House

    Government Building

    Built in 1867, this neoclassical white brick-and-wood structure houses the offices of the governor of the Virgin Islands. Inside, the staircases...Read More

  • 19. Grand Galleria

    Historic District/Site

    This imposing building stands at the head of Main Street. Once the island's premier hotel, it has been converted into offices, shops, and a deli. ...Read More

  • 20. Haagensen House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This lovingly restored house was built in the early 1800s by Danish entrepreneur Hans Haagensen. It's surrounded by an equally impressive cookhouse...Read More

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