VirtualBox Alternatives for M1 Mac

VirtualBox is written for X86 architecture and not ARM. Since it would be in essence a complete rewrite of VirtualBox to make it work on the M1 architecture, I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

What alternatives are available for supporting Vagrant on Apple's new ARM-based chips?

1) It looks like it is possible to install Homebrew for X86 on the M1, which would allow qemu to be installed, but I don't think Vagrant works with qemu.

2) Docker?

3) Buy a Parallels license for $80?

4) Keep my Intel MacBook Pro and run Vagrant there

Something else entirely?

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