If you are tired of your friends cancelling on you every time when you plan a vacation, don’t worry! Sometimes solo traveling can be a very liberating experience. It may seem scary at first but soon you’ll learn to love the solitude. There’s so much to look forward to about a solo trip, the idea of traveling alone can still be very daunting, so don’t let choosing your destination add to any stress to you. Just follow our list of best places to travel alone in USA and you’ll be good to go!
1. Boulder, Colorado - Gear up for a solo trip
If you love solitude and all the perks that comes with it this is the perfect place for you, and why wouldn’t it be with 30,000 acres of uninterrupted land open to public? If you’re in Boulder, Colorado don’t forget to visit the Chautauqua Park and the Flatirons which are some of the most beautiful places in the city. The best thing about Boulder is that every attraction of the city is located within a 2-mile radius, which makes this city perfect for self exploration.
2. Chicago, Illinois - The best city to travel alone in USA
If you don’t want to explore the wilderness and want to do something fun and engaging there is no better place than Chicago. This city has many interesting things to offer ranging from great museum, grand theater to a beautiful lake fronts. You can explore Chicago
by renting a bike and just cursing along the 18-mile long ride along the Chicago Lake front trail. The city of Chicago is also known for the amazing deep dish pizza, don’t forget to try one of those out! It's also one of the best party cities in USA
3. Portland, Oregon - Top option for your solo vacation idea
Portland is a pretty weird city with lots of unusual attractions, but doesn’t that sound like a perfect place for solo traveling? The overall vibe of the city is pretty warm and the locals are very welcoming towards tourists. There are many activities you can do here which includes fishing for the Dungeness crab and eating it or just go on a quite hike in the surrounding thick forest trail.
4. Nashville, Tennessee - Must visit destination for solo travellers
Nashville might just be the perfect place to travel alone in USA for you. The famous southern hospitality can be seen here with people going out of their way to help you. Don’t be surprised if you make couple of friends at the end of the day itself. It is also a historically rich city proof of which can be seen at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. If you are looking for a fun time we recommend you join the Nashville Pedal Tavern tour which will take across all the important landmarks of the city, oh did we mention that they also serve alcohol on board?
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Relaxing getaway
Philadelphia is a culturally rich city with lot of activity. It also offers many attractive destinations which will keep you occupied for the entirety of the trip. You can start off your day by visiting the Independence National History Park to find the famous Libery Bell. When you’re done run up the famous Rocky steps while singing Eye of the Tiger out loud, this will take you to the Philadelphia museum of Art. Take a stroll through the museum and browse through the amazing collections of exhibits made by different local artists. At the end of the day head down to a restaurant to enjoy the famous cheese steak (or two).
6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Great vacation to take alone in US
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If you are just looking for a long walk on a beach you should head down to Myrtle Beach, California. It is a quite 1.2 mile long radius with nothing more than the sand and the sand. There are some restaurants and food trucks nearby but you will have to head down to the Boardwalk for a bite. If you are done with some much needed soul searching and silent walks of solitude head down to The Bowery which is a famous hot-spot for its night life. The bars are usually open till late night which makes them perfect for bar-hopping with the friends you just made at the beach.
7. Washington, DC - The best city for solo escape
If you ever find yourself alone in Washington D.C with nothing to do, don’t worry! The city has lot of attractions within its compact limits. There are tons of museums here that you can explore. Some of them are free, and some of them charge a nominal fee. If you find yourself fascinated with history visit the National Museum of American History which consist of a large number of exhibits showcasing American culture throughout the years. If you are into art visit the American Art Museum or the National Portrait Gallery which will take you through the works of many talented artists around the country.
8. Santa Fe, New Mexico - Better explored on a solo trip
This New Mexico city is filled with rich southwest architecture which was left behind during the Spanish colonial era. But if you’re not in the city to admire old buildings we recommend you explore the beautiful desert of Santa Fe
and just take in the picturesque beauty of the Rocky Mountains. If you want to learn more about the city’s history visit the New Mexico History Museum or the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. At the end of the day to relax visit the Ten Thousand Waves Spa. After all solo adventure is all about treating yourself right.
9. Boston, Massachusetts - A remarkable place for travelling alone
Boston being one of the oldest cities in America is filled with many historical attractions. You can start your adventure by visiting the Boston Common which you will discover on Freedom trail, if you continue on the trail you’ll also find Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitutions. If that’s not enough for you visit the museum of Fine Arts which showcases many historical exhibits. To relax yourself at the end of the day head down to Sam Adams Brewery and have a pint (or three).
10. Florida Keys, Florida - Travel destination for singles
If you think there is no better place to relax than a beach vacation, then Florida Keys should be on top of your list of places to travel alone in the US. Its white soft sand and beautiful turquoise water is easy on the eyes and feet alike. If you want to take full advantage of your beach vacation there are plenty of activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and Para-gliding available, but if you want to just relax and read a book
that can be done too, as this beach is mostly empty. Also check these dog friendly beaches in Florida
What are you waiting for? Pack up your bag and get going!