April in St. John better than in Paris

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St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix are better places for Spring Vacation than Bermuda, San Diego, or Amsterdam!  The islands even beat Paris.

So says a recent poll conducted by US News and World Report which ranked the Virgin Islands as the "Best Spring Destination for 2012".

The magazine evaluated "fun locations with plenty of things to do without breaking the bank."  St. John won compliments for Trunk Bay and the National Park's amenities, while St. Thomas had an advantage for shopping and St. Croix is distinguished by its culture and heritage.

The Virgin Islands were ranked #1 among the top 16 Spring vacation spots.  (Paris was 4th!)

"Lighter crowds and lower prices on airfare and hotel accomodations were also credited with making the VIs a good spring spot," the survey said.

The Islands were rated highly in several other categories including Best Relaxing Getaways in the US (#2), Best Beaches (#2), and Best Romantic Getaways (#5).

More than 200 destinations were ranked by travel experts and US News Web site visitors.  

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