Solo travel has grown in popularity over recent years, and according to one survey, over 50% of people travel alone to get away from routine, while 31% travel solo to meet new people. If you’re newly single, traveling by yourself can help you to make new friends and connections. Moreover, it enables you to relax and unwind, enhances your self-confidence, and helps you to become more independent as you navigate the single life. Celebrate your single status, and pamper yourself by going to any of these amazing destinations in the US for solo travel.
#1 Austin, Texas
Before leaving for your holiday, you need to be properly prepared to make the most of your trip. Apart from packing the right clothes and making an itinerary, you also need to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy your vacation. If you’ve just just gotten out of a relationship, focusing on your personal growth at this time is essential so you can move on with your life and accept the fact that your relationship has run its course. You can achieve personal growth through your travels, so think positive, and be open to the possibilities that are out there!
For a healing and restorative travel experience, visit Austin, Texas. You can book a stay at any of the luxury spa resorts in the area, such as the Miraval Austin Resort & Spa, Omni Barton Creek Resort, or the Lake Austin Spa Resort. During the day, you can try doing outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking or kayaking. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a nice dinner at any of the best restaurants in Austin, such as Slab BBQ & Beer for barbecue sandwiches, Ramen Tatsu-ya for Japanese noodle soups, and katsu sliders, or Hoover’s Cooking for Southern fare.
#2 Portland, Oregon
Portland is one of the coolest cities that you can go to for solo travel! It’s a city that has lots of green, open spaces, numerous breweries, and other attractions that you can’t find anywhere else in the US. Bibliophiles will certainly love to drop by Powell’s City of Books, which is the largest independent bookstore in the world.
Meanwhile, those who love pastries can join the queue at Voodoo Doughnuts or Blue Star to buy some of their iconic doughnuts, with options ranging from Orange Olive Oil to doughnuts filled with bacon. If you happen to be in the area during the weekend, don’t miss the Portland Saturday Market. It’s the city’s largest outdoor market, and here, you’ll find all kinds of unique items such as vegan soap, artworks, pottery, organic tea, and handmade jewelry to take home with you.
#3 Seattle, Washington
Seattle is known for its evergreen forests, thriving coffee culture, and iconic tourist attractions that are ideal for solo travelers. Visit the Space Needle and savor the panoramic views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound; then ride the Seattle Great Wheel, which is one of the largest Ferris wheels in the US. For coffee lovers, a three-hour class at the Seattle Barista Academy allows you to learn everything from brewing the perfect espresso to making latte art. For some shopping and the best local food, head to Pike Place Market, or try out food at any of the city’s many pop-ups and food trucks.
Traveling by yourself allows you to have exciting experiences, and it enables you to pamper yourself as you try food and activities that bring you joy. If you’re newly single, head to any of these US destinations, and get ready to live life to the fullest as you celebrate the single life.