First "discovered' and named by explorer Christopher Columbus who happily went off course to discover the New World in 1492, today millions of tourists can lose themselves every year in the exciting nightlife of steel bands and pina coladas in the US Virgin Islands..
The major island of the three, St. Thomas is where most tourists will land -- more specifically in the capitol, Charlotte Amalie, which is also the main port of call.
After a long day at the beach, souvenir shopping and the night life in St. Thomas is arguably the next best attraction. For adventure travelers, the next morning can find you swimming or snorkeling to your heart's content on St. Croix, or exploring the flora and fauna on St. John.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, often the first stop on a tour of the US Virgin Islands.