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St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie), US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is a rich blend of colorful architecture, stunning beaches and intriguing history. Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro was born here in 1830 , his childhood stone house is nestled on Charlotte Amalie’s Main Street. In Pissarro’s day, a significant Jewish community flourished here. The 1833 St. Thomas Synagogue, perched on Synagogue Hill, is the second-oldest on US soil. Nearby, Danish bankers and merchants who helped build St. Thomas kept multihued houses on Government Hill, some of them now gloriously restored.