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Welcome to the United States Virgin Islands

The adventure of the sea, the romance of the tropics, the sultry enticement of the Caribbean, that’s the lure of the U.S. Virgin Islands! You’ll never run out of fascinating things to do and see, whether it’s power shopping down Main Street on St. Thomas, exploring the historic buildings of Christiansted on St. Croix or simply lounging on the beach on St. John. Make the most of your stay and enjoy the island to the fullest!

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St. Thomas Driving Tour

Take a drive! There’s more to see outside of Charlotte Amalie. Plenty of taxis are ready to take you or a group on a full- or half-day island tour showcasing the most popular sites. Most are waiting on the Waterfront or by Vendor’s Plaza. Those renting their own vehicle will find the pullout island map in this guide helpful to locate island attractions. Island jeep tours are also available.

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Charlotte Amalie's Historic District

In the Footsteps of History is the best way  to experience St. Thomas. There’s also an array of historic sites and family fun activities that can make your vacation exciting.

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Arts Venue

Offers live performances of local and international artists. Upcoming events and general information about the institution. Ticketing Services


​It's all About St. John

St. John’s natural beauty is the U.S. Virgin Islands’ most enchanting spot, with sultry beaches, tropical forest trails, historic ruins, exciting water sports, shopping and more.

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First Stop, St. Croix

The largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix has been inhabited for more than 4,000 years. The first tourist of note was Christopher Columbus, who made this his first stop on his New World tour in 1493 and gave the island its name. Since then, it has been ruled by seven different nations, and its cultural heritage reflects that blend of nationalities and traditions.

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A Culinary Experience

Diversity is the main ingredient in St. Croix’s culinary scene. With a rich history melding an array of nationalities, customs and cultures, St. Croix offers a wide range of culinary experiences, visit for more information.​


It’s called the Miracle Mile, a Shopper’s Mecca and Shopper’s Paradise. However you describe it, St. Thomas offers an incredible selection of fine merchandise at an even finer duty-free price! Bring along your holiday and birthday gift giving lists for the year; you may be able to find something for everyone and get your shopping done early, while saving substantial cash in the process.

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Water Sports

St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix

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It’s Carnival Time

Pageantry and parades, feathers and finery. Over-the-top spectacle is what Carnival is all about! Flamboyant costumes, pulsing beats and fantastic food abound in this month-long festivity. Each island has its own Carnival season, each with its own dynamic personality. Put on your party shoes and join the parade!

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Meet the Photographers

At the heart of Places to Explore is the beautiful photography of the Caribbean. Its culture, people and places appear on our pages courtesy of a vast group of photographers, Meet Our Favorites.

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No passport is required for U.S. citizens traveling to the U.S.V.I., if another proof of citizenship, such as driver’s license or birth certificate with picture ID, is available. Non-U.S. visitors need a valid passport and appropriate visa. No immunizations are necessary.


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