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Top 4 Solo Travel Destinations

Top 4 Solo Travel Destinations

Spending time by yourself can be very rewarding. Taking the time to read, meditate, or go on a long walk by yourself is a great way to learn more about yourself. But what about traveling? Solo travel has become very popular with Millennials and Gen Z as a way to see the world and experience various destinations as you want to see them.

There are certain locations that cater more to single travelers than others. Here is our list of the best solo travel destinations you should consider for an unforgettable adventure.

New York City

NYC truly is the city that never sleeps and you will never be bored during your solo vacation to the Big Apple. With such a bustling atmosphere, you’ll never feel lonely either. This is a great destination for a solo vacation because of the ample methods of public transportation. The subway, taxis, and even buses make it easy to navigate the city by yourself and do so without needing a rental vehicle.

NYC also has an incredible dining scene with a wide range of restaurants, diners, cafes, and more where you can enjoy a delicious meal and various beverages. New York has plenty of bartop dining seating to make eating alone more relaxed and comfortable.

When solo in NYC, be sure to:

  • Stroll through Central Park
  • Catch a Broadway show
  • Enjoy the art at the Metropolitan Museum
  • Shop along Fifth Avenue
  • Treat yourself to a day at the Oasis Day Spa

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the best solo travel destinations for those seeking paradise. Individuals who love nature and outdoor activities will be overwhelmed with all there is to explore during their trip. Buses are the easiest way to get around the city. The public bus system is cheap and frequent, even in more remote areas. This will be much more cost-effective than hailing a taxi for every trip out.

Costa Rica is very easy to navigate as you indulge in numerous outdoor adventures like surfing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more. Tourists and locals enjoy engaging with other adventurers so you will have no problem meeting people with similar interests to you.

On your solo trip to Costa Rica, make sure to:

  • Hike Monteverde
  • Relax and swim at Playa Conchal
  • Tour the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Zipline in the jungle at Selvatura Adventure Park
  • Go whale watching at the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

Austin, Texas

Another one of the top solo travel destinations is Austin, Texas. Here, you can enjoy warm weather, great food, and incredible culture. No matter your interests, Austin has something for you. If you don’t want to keep booking Ubers and Lyfts, Austin has a bus and light rail that you can easily hop on to travel quickly and safely.

Texas natives are known for being very friendly, so if you’re looking to chat people up while you’re exploring, don’t hesitate! Austin is also known for its casual dining, whether it be street food or food trucks. Plus, the bar-style seating makes it easy to eat anywhere without feeling alone.

On your solo trip to Austin, be sure to:

  • Walk around the Blanton Museum of Art
  • Bike around Ladybird Lake
  • Sample local brews at Hops & Grain Brewing
  • Walk down Rainey Street for great food and drinks
  • Tour the Texas Capitol

Portland, Oregon

Last on the list is Portland, Oregon. When traveling alone, it’s important to pick a destination with lots to do so you’re never bored—and Portland offers just that. Depending on where you stay, you can easily walk or bike around the city. However, there is also multiple public transportation options including buses and trains.

This bustling city has plenty of outdoor activities, museums, cafes, breweries, shops, theaters, gardens, and much more. It is also a very active community with many trails that you can walk, bike, or run on. The city is well laid out and very easy to navigate, making it ideal for a solo travel destination.

On your solo trip to Portland, make sure to:

  • Explore the Portland Art Museum
  • Visit the Portland Saturday Market to peruse locally made arts and crafts
  • Walk through the Portland Japanese Garden
  • See a show at the Keller Auditorium
  • Play and dine at the Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade and Bar
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