Solo travel is one of the big trends rising in popularity this year, with more and more people bringing their own luggage, booking tickets and traveling near and far.
Many solo travelers visit beautiful parts of Europe. Some head to Latin America, Asia, and Africa, while others stay within the United States.
Solo travel abroad is a great way to explore new cultures and learn more about yourself in the process, but there’s something to be said for adventures closer to home.
For American travelers who don’t want to leave the country, there are great solo travel destinations, from cities to beaches and everything in between.
In a new report, Fifty Grande found the best US cities for solo travelers based on safety, attractions, accommodations, and other factors that help solo travelers choose their next trip.
Here are the 8 best US cities for solo travelers:
San Diego, California
This beautiful Southern California city has always been a hit with travelers and is now a hot topic among solo travelers. From surfing and lounging on the beach to exploring Balboa Park and the world-class San Diego Zoo, there’s more than enough to make a day here.
A walk through Old Town San Diego is also a highlight. San Diego is an expensive destination, but you can still find hostels and budget hotels.
key west, florida
Another expensive but picturesque destination popular with all kinds of travelers is Key West, Florida. Famous for the nation’s southernmost Dry Hemingway National Park, spectacular sunsets, Ernest Hemingway’s home and eponymous museum, Key West is the perfect place for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.
Spend some time alone at Key West Theater or Customs House Museum of Art and History. Of course, you can always go snorkeling and then visit the iconic bar to enjoy the sunset.
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Even if you don’t like skiing, this Mile High City has everything you need for a solo adventure. There are plenty of well-maintained hiking and walking trails to enjoy spectacular Rocky Mountain views without feeling lonely.
The city has a growing craft beer scene, with over 150 breweries to explore. Take a city tour to mingle with others, learn about the area, and stay at one of his many bed and breakfasts in the area to mingle with a local host.
Buffalo, New York
This western New York gem has gained more and more attention among travelers in recent years and is now recognized as a great destination for solo travelers as well.
If you’re visiting in the fall or winter, check out local favorites, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabers, for a game. Visit nearby Niagara Falls and enjoy soaking wet fun aboard the Maid of the Mist. Buffalo is safe, but there are many neighborhoods where you don’t want to stay or go out at night, so do your research before booking accommodation.
This gem of a destination is located along the Tennessee River and offers visitors an abundance of attractions, art, shopping, dining and natural beauty. Chattanooga is great for solo travelers because it’s relatively affordable, easy to get around, and has plenty of activities to keep you busy during your trip.
Check out the historic carousel at Coolidge Park or climb Lookout Mountain for great views of the area. For dinner, visit one of his many restaurants and bars and enjoy live music.
Some come to Sedona for adventure, hiking and getting their heart rate up in the wilderness, while others come to relax and indulge in the area’s many spas. Extremely safe for solo travelers, Sedona is a great destination for all types of travelers.
No matter what you’re looking for, Sedona has it all, friendly locals and an overall welcoming and relaxed atmosphere make it a favorite with solo travelers.
The beloved Texas city of Austin is the perfect place for those who want to be “weird”. Solo travelers are not hungry for things to do in Austin. The bars and nightclubs along 6th Avenue offer plenty of opportunities for people-watching and making friends.
Visit Junk Cathedral and take a walking tour to explore more of the city. The atmosphere here is unique, friendly and fun, and the city is known to be a very safe destination.
Asheville, North Carolina
This North Carolina gem is a safe destination for solo travelers, and the wide variety of things you can do here makes it easy to fill your time. Visit the famous Biltmore Estate and museums and explore the many galleries, breweries, shops and restaurants.
For those wanting a breath of fresh air, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors and nature that surrounds the area. Asheville has a wide range of accommodation in all price ranges, so you can stay without breaking the bank.
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