Traveling with a friend or a partner is fun, but traveling on your own is an art form not everyone can master. It requires leaving your comfort zone for an extended period of time, meeting new people, being in unfamiliar places, and rely on yourself like never before. It sounds like a lot but once you try it and emerge victoriously, you realize it was all worth it. Here are the best solo-traveler destinations to help you get started.
Are you into celebrity sightings? Well, then Los Angeles is right up your alley. Although there is more to do there than spy on Hollywood stars. Music lovers should check out the Hollywood Bowl for live music shows, and if you are into good old fashion cliches, you can always hike up to the Hollywood sign and take all the pictures you like.
This European gem sees an unbelievable number of tourists yearly so one solo traveler is sure to find their way around pretty easily. Those who are in it for the view would enjoy overlooking the city from the top of the Ferris wheel at Tibidabo Amusement Park. Those who are in it for the food would enjoy La Boqueria, the city food market. (Though no one is stopping you from trying out both.)
Contrary to popular opinion, Paris is not just for puppy-eyed couples. Solo travelers and singles can enjoy the city to the fullest as well. It’s not like the Moulin Rouge requires that you buy your show ticket in pairs. For some more good times, you can never go wrong with a visit to Disneyland Paris. You don’t need a partner to belt out “Hakuna Matata”.
In 2017, New York was the most visited city in the US with a whopping 62.8 million visitors. And how wrong can 62.8 million really be? The city offers an unbelievable array of things to do it can make your head spin. We suggest you start from the Statue of Liberty vantage point, then point your finger at a random place in the city below you and start exploring.
The Amsterdam nightlife scene is unbelievable. Yes, even if you’re traveling alone. In fact, it might be better for singles who are looking to live their overseas romantic fantasy. Start your nightlife journey in Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein for the best parties. If you’re in it for the history rather than the raves, check out the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, or any of the dozens of museums the city has to offer.