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During the last few years of border restrictions, most people have learned to feel comfortable traveling locally and alone. When countries shut down and air travel was nearly impossible, residents of the United States sought out road trips and nearby trips to find some solace.
A recent study published by fifty big showed that 64% of participants planned to take a trip that year alone, and 64% of people said the trip would be within the US.
Of the 689 respondents, 84% of them have traveled solo before at some point, and there is one city in the US that is particularly good for solo travelers: Boston.
In general, Massachusetts is a great option for solo travel. From the hiking trails in the Berkshires to the lively atmosphere of the city, a multitude of activities across the state allow solo travelers to immerse themselves in a new place while meeting lots of new people.
You won’t have to wander far in Boston to feel right at home. The perfect thing about the city is that it comes alive during all seasons. Summers are filled with boating and lobster rolls, while winters are for sledding and ice skating on Boston Common. It’s never a bad time to say yes to a solo trip here.
Here are 5 reasons why Boston has been named one of the best for solo travelers:
In general, the city of Boston has fairly low crime rates compared to others in the United States. As a popular place for tourists in general, you will always see many visitors wandering the streets in search of the best lobster rolls.
Home to the Freedom Trail, it’s no wonder solo travelers feel the relaxed freedom of exploring a new city without feeling unsafe. Boston thrives on tourism, with Segway tours and duck boats plying the winding streets.
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Like any big city, it’s always important to stay vigilant and avoid some areas at night, but solo travelers shouldn’t feel nervous walking around at night, especially in the busier areas. It’s pretty typical to see single people in Boston: locals and travelers.
If you’re new to the city, there’s a LOT to do in Boston. Start the day by taking a historical walking tour of the Freedom Trail with your colonial tour guide. Stroll the cobbled streets of the North End and grab a famous cannoli. Catch a legendary game at Fenway Park before venturing out on a whale watching tour.
Whatever interests you, you’re sure to find it in Boston. With a great diversity of people with various interests, the city has so many activities during all seasons of the year.
If the variety of activities is enough, wait until you experience the diverse neighborhoods within the city and its outskirts. Each area feels like a new state in some way: different cultures, languages, foods, and landscapes.
Within the city, be sure to visit Beacon Hill, the South End, or the North End for brownstones, great food, and quirky streets. (Halloween is an especially great time to visit, as neighbors go head-to-head in a battle of over-the-top decorations!)
If you want to escape city life for a bit, take a boat to Salem or Cape Cod, or take a short train ride to Cambridge, Harvard, or Brookline. You’ll still see Boston’s historic charm portrayed in the buildings, but you’ll see charming bookstores, quaint coffee shops, and new people to meet.
Bostonians are known for their prideful nature and fierce work ethic, but don’t let that fool you. If you sit alone at a local bar long enough (especially on game day), you’ll probably be able to chat with someone. With a large expat population too, there is always someone to talk to.
You’ll find that Bostonians are incredibly proud of their winning sports teams, the city, and its history.
All the city tours are incredibly lively, with a touch of that Boston humor too.
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