A beautiful, small town on the Virginia Eastern shore and gateway to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, on Assateague Island – Chincoteague, is home to thousands of wild ponies, 14,000 acres of beach, dunes, marsh, and lush forest with glorious wildlife. From adventure sports to a laid-back relaxed holiday, Chincoteague is perfect to get holiday air tickets booked for. Once done, keep LatinOFare’s list of fun things to do on Chincoteague Island handy.
See the wild ponies and glorious wildlife:
You cannot miss getting closer to the wild ponies that you will spot everywhere in Chincoteague. Take the 90-minute guided tour by Chincoteague National History Association (April-November) that takes you to spots that are not open to the general public and lets you witness wild ponies, white-tailed deer, Sika elk, and various ornate birds.
Lay back at the beach:
If your idea of fun is to relax by the beach, then this is the place for you. Be mesmerized by the 37 miles of pristine, beautiful beaches and enjoy fun activities including collecting seashells, clamming, kayaking, swimming, surf fishing, beach hiking, and bird watching.
Go to a local fishing shop and get a bucket, fishnet, and a crabbing kit that has frozen chicken necks, string, and a bait clip. Set out to catch some blue crabs but be careful to not get pinched.
Explore on two wheels:
Discover beautiful nature and wilderness of this amazing small town by cycling through the sidewalks and paved trails; do explore the Island Nature Trail along Hallie Whealton and Smith Drive. You can even go hiking.
Stop at Island Creamery:
There is no homemade ice cream better than this and you cannot finish your trip without a visit to the Island Creamery that offers fresh waffles cones and 30+ delicious flavors that will make you go weak in the knees.
Take a Cruise
LatinOFare suggests you to take the early morning slot on the Daisey’s Island Cruise that will take you on a splendid scenic tour in pontoon boats and make you experience pony herds, dolphins, and seabirds.
Pet and Ride a Pony
Visit Chincoteague Pony Center and get close-up and personal with ponies. You can take a pony ride, pet them, watch a pony show, and learn about their history at the Pony Center. The center runs special events around the year. So, get your airplane tickets for events that appeal to you.
Climb a Lighthouse
It is more fun than you can imagine. Considered as one of the most iconic landmarks of Virginia, the 142-foot-tall Assateague Lighthouse is definitely a fun climb. Visit on weekends, April through November.
Well, if this has you daydreaming about your vacation, then book those cheap flight tickets on LatinOFare to Chincoteague before the air tickets price shoots up.