THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE cities on the planet tend to have names like Istanbul, Chefchaouen, or Santorini. We’re here to tell you: They also have names like Virginia Beach.
What other cities of half a million people have dozens of miles of pristine beach and protected shoreline? What other cities have mazes of both inland waterways and treetop trails? Fresh seafood galore, a local coffee scene, and a sustainable movement making headlines? Not many. When it comes to photo-worthy cities,