Below is a list of reasons to make Chincoteague, Virginia your next vacation spot:

  1. The beach is a national wildlife refuge so it's clean and free of the commercial mess that most beaches have
  2. - The only place on the east coast with wild horses
  3. - The town is a sleepy little place that's very quaint and welcoming
  4. - On a rainy day you're only a short drive from other interesting places (e.g. Snow Hill MD, Crisfield MD, Smith Island, Tangier Island)
  5. Vacationing there is very reasonably priced
  6. There are lots of good places to eat ranging from very informal to pretty nice
  7. Chincoteague has lots of cool little shops
  8. Seeing the horses. If you don't see them on your own, take a tour.
  9. Eating seafood. Chincoteague is still a working fishing town. The oyster stew is the best.
  10. Going to the Fireman's Carnival (weekends during the summer).
  11. If you're an engineer or just generally nerdy, you have to stop at the NASA Faculty on Wallops Island. They have a great Visitor’s Center, if you like rockets and things.
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