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, Virginia Beach is certainly making a name for itself. So put down the passport, pick up the camera phone, and get your hashtag-typing fingers ready (that’d be #visitvabeach).