We all have that unsaid nerve to escape the world and go on an unplanned, solo trip. But where? In this blog, we answer this question in 15 amazing ways and within the confines of the USA. Come and explore with is the best places to travel alone in the U.S. and decide where your longing for solitude should conclude next.
The Florida Keys:
All you need to pack is a pair of flip-flops, a few t-shirts, and some swimming shorts and reach Florida keys. It is a heaven for solo travelers as the place is easy to navigate, has a lot of history, endless places to visit, and a chain of islands where you can spend your days in quiet in the lap of mother nature.
Things to Do: You can take a walk to the beach, shop from small local shops, visit various museums, and visit different islands. The place has several notable museums including the Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Ernest Hemingway Museum. You can bundle museum tickets and save some money to hit some of its best islands like Key Largo, Islamorada, Key West, etc. And if you wish to get busy with adventurous activities you can sign up for snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, etc.
Salt Lake City, Utah:
The safety standards of this city make it the best destination for solo travelling. You can wander all by yourself and you will return home with bags, baggage, and pink health. As for the scenery, it is a picturesque city bordered by mountains and full of warm small-town vibes.
Things to Do: You can visit museums, take notes of its state-of-the-art architecture and explore the history and landmarks of the first settlers. You can begin the tour from Temple Square and then make your way through its grand buildings and amazing grounds. If you are an adventurer, you can always sign up for hiking or skiing at Park City or take a quick ride to Gilgal Garden.
Door County, Wisconsin:
Another coastal area recommended as a solo travel destination, it gets its identity from its extremely hospitable locals. You might be travelling on your own but here you wouldn’t feel alone as the locals know how to make someone feel at home. What further adds to the charm is the scenic beauty of this place. Door County is bordered by Green Bay on one side and Lake Michigan on the other. It is heaven for explorers all along the year. You can easily take a pick from 19 communities here including Egg Harbor, Sister Bay, Ephraim, Sturgeon Bay and so forth. There are several independent bed and breakfast lodges, so staying in budget-friendly places is not a problem.
Things To Do: You can begin by tasting the in-season apples or cherries from local orchards, bask in the warmth of any of its public beaches, hike in the Peninsula State Park, take a ferry to Washington Island, visit lavender farms if you are here in summers, or hop through the rocky Schoolhouse Beach.
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If you are looking for a calm and quieter solo travel destination, then Mobile Alabama is your place. People here are extremely friendly and excel in striking conversations even with strangers. The place is a serene version of New Orleans without any violence and excessive partying of course!
Things To Do: The French architecture of this city well-explains its foundation. If you are a lover of historical buildings then you will enjoy its wrought-iron balconies and antebellum mansions that were originally owned by plantation owners. If you time your visit you can enjoy Mardi Gras here as well as the parades sprint here for two weeks to finally conclude on Fat Tuesday. The celebration is shortly followed by another festival of lights – the Azalea Trail Festival. You can also explore the USS Alabama battleship, historic Fort Conde, local cuisine, and much more.
Portland is considered the best place to travel alone in the U.S. for its special laid-back vibes. It is blessed with a highly welcoming community that loves solo travelers. The best part is you can travel through this city on foot and when tired, just hop on to a Portland Streetcar.
Things To Do: There is an infinite number of things to be pursued in this city depending on your taste. If you are a book lover, you can begin the tour from Powell’s City of Books which is the biggest independent bookstore in the U.S. Hikers can take a trip to Forest Park and if you are an art connoisseur then you have to visit its local galleries and meet the artists who know how to turn their ideas into a reality. As for recreational activities, you can take leisurely strolls through the International Rose Treat Garden or bike through the roads of this city.
If you scan through Instagram posts with an alert eye you will find several accounts of the best solo vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. The place is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures that keep coming and submerging into it from all over the world. Honolulu offers Aloha to all its visitors including all solo trip enthusiasts.
Things To Do: Honolulu is an urban oasis surrounded by green tropical regions that are full of cultural sites, natural landscapes, and breathtaking vista points. There is literally no end to things to do, you can ride as well as walk through the city. Public transportation is available to reach everywhere and if you like to make it exclusive you can have Uber rides to the outer regions. You want to bask in the sun visit Pearl Harbour, Diamond Harbour, take a trip to the historic downtown, Chinatown museums, the Capitol buildings, the Lolani palace, etc. The city also has a recreational infrastructure that allows tourists to go for scuba diving, siling, Kayaking, Snorkeling, mountain climbing, biking, and hiking. If you are a foodie, you can explore the farmers’ market, food courts, oceanside bars, splendid dining venues, food truck venues, and local restaurants.
New Orleans, Louisiana:
New Orleans has long held a reputation for being one of the best places for solo trips in the U.S. It is a dream come true for every art and culture lover. Also known as one of the friendliest cities in the U.S., it offers endless music, raucous parties, and dancing corners. If you want to explore from a historical perspective, you can always sign up for a guided tour through the city. The old Victorian homes and cemeteries are a sight to hold.
Things To Do: New Orleans is all about exploration. You can begin by hitting the Bourbon Street that is lined up by Jazz clubs or dwells into its history by taking a trip to the Jazz Museum. And along with all other destinations, do not forget to take a peek into the French Quarter which offers plenty of shopping and eating venues. If you have a taste for beignets you can always try Café du Monde.