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Here’s Why These 8 US Cities Are Ranked Best For Solo Travelers


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Traveling solo is a major trend taking off this year, and more and more people are packing their carry-on luggage and reserving that ticket for one, traveling both near and far.

Many solo travelers visit some beautiful regions of Europe; some head to Latin America, Asia, Africa, and others stay in the United States.

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While a solo trip abroad is an amazing way to explore new cultures and learn more about yourself in the process, there’s also something to be said for having an adventure closer to home.

There are great solo travel destinations for American travelers who don’t want to leave the country, from cities to beaches and everything in between.

In his new report, fifty big has found the best US cities for solo travelers based on things like safety, attractions, accommodations, and other factors that help solo travelers choose their next trip.

Here are the 8 US cities ranked best for solo travelers:

San Diego, California

This stunning Southern California city has always been a favorite with travelers, and now it’s making waves among solo travelers as well. From surfing and lounging on the beach to exploring Balboa Park and the world-class San Diego Zoo, there is more than enough to do here to fill your days.

Exploring the old town is also a highlight, and while San Diego can be an expensive destination, cheap hostels and hotels can be found.

A beautiful young woman stands under the La Jolla pier in cloudy weather.  Copy of San Diego, California

Key West, Florida

Another expensive but picturesque destination popular with travelers of all stripes is Florida’s Key West. Famous for the southern tip of the country, Dry Tortugas National Park, epic sunsets, and Ernest Hemingway’s namesake home and museum, Key West is a great place for a fun and relaxing vacation.

Spend some alone time at the Key West Theater or the Museum of Art and History at The Customs House, or of course you can always go snorkeling and then hit the iconic bars for some sunbathing.

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Aerial view of Key West.  Florida.  USA

Denver, Colorado

This Mile High City ticks all the boxes for a solo adventure, even if you don’t like to ski. With plenty of hiking and hiking trails that are well maintained and managed, you can head out to enjoy the epic Rocky Mountain scenery without feeling too lonely.

The city has a growing craft beer scene, with over one hundred and fifty breweries to explore. Join a city tour to meet other people and learn about the area, and stay at one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area to meet some local hosts.

Long exposure panorama of the Denver skyline at twilight.

Buffalo, New York

This Western New York gem has gained more and more attention in recent years among travelers, and is now becoming recognized as a great solo destination as well.

If you come during the fall or winter, check out the local favorites, the Buffalo Bills or the Buffalo Sabers to catch a game. Visit nearby Niagara Falls and ride the Maid of The Mist for a great time. Keep in mind that Buffalo is safe, but there are many areas where you may not want to stay or go out at night, so do your research before booking lodging.

Buffalo City Hall, the seat of municipal government in the city of Buffalo, New York.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

This gem of a destination sits along the Tennessee River and allows visitors an abundance of attractions, art, shopping, dining, and natural beauty. Chattanooga is great for the solo traveler because it’s relatively affordable and easy to get around, and the variety of activities means you won’t be bored during your trip.

Check out the historic carousel at Coolidge Park, or climb Lookout Mountain for stunning views of the area. For dinner, visit one of the many restaurants and bars and enjoy live music.

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sedona, arizona

Some come to Sedona for adventure, hiking, and to get their heart rate up in nature, and others come to relax and enjoy their days being pampered and unplugged at one of the area’s many spas. A very safe place for a solo trip, Sedona is an excellent choice for all types of travelers.

No matter what type of trip you’re seeking, Sedona ticks all the boxes, and solo travelers love it for the friendliness of its locals and overall welcoming and laid-back atmosphere.


austin, texas

For those looking to « stay foreign, » the beloved Texas city of Austin is the place for you. Solo travelers are never hungry for things to do in Austin, and the bars and nightclubs along Sixth Street can offer plenty of opportunities to people watch and make friends.

Visit the Cathedral of Scrap and join 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.

sunset over austin texas

Asheville, North Carolina

This North Carolina gem is a safe destination for solo travelers, and with a variety of things to do here, you can easily fill your time. Visit the famous Biltmore Estate or the Museum of Art and explore the many galleries, breweries, shops and restaurants.

For those looking to get some fresh air, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the outdoors and nature that surrounds the area. Asheville also has a wide range of accommodations at all price points, so you can stay without breaking the bank.


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