Virgin Islands National Park (St. John)
- Type: Natural Wonders, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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You don't have to make a special effort to visit the Virgin Islands National Park; if you're on St. John, you're probably standing right on the edge of it. Two-thirds of the island is parkland, and most of Love City's top attractions — Annaberg Plantation, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay — are within its confines. There are numerous ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Adventurous travelers should hike at least one of the 22 trails, while families will enjoy camping overnight on the beach.
There is no fee to enter the park, but you'll have to fork over $4 per adult to enjoy Trunk Bay beach. One TripAdvisor user raves that a visit to Trunk Bay is well worth the price: "Trunk Bay is absolutely gorgeous and has all the amenities — sheltered picnic tables, restrooms and a good snack stand. If you want to sit, read and/or watch the world go by this is the very best beach!"
At Cinnamon Bay, you can rent kayaks, sailboats and other aquatic equipment and vessels for a fee. You'll also need to reserve a campsite in advance if you'd like to stay the night. Read up on all the park's rules and regulations at the National Park Service's website.