One of the most therapeutic things you can do for yourself, is doing something all by your lonesome. Such as a solo dinner at a fancy restaurant which can help you appreciate the food more or a solitary walk through the park (during the day), which can help you sort out things and traveling solo gives you fantastic opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery.
Travelling solo should be top on this year’s bucket list. More than 72% of American women who have travelled alone for either business or pleasure, stated that it has greatly improved their self-confidence.
If those reasons aren’t enough to get you to start packing your bags, then you definitely will be, after reading about these fantastic destinations.
These 5 destinations have been voted best destination for a solo women traveler based on safety, chances of meeting other fellow travellers and quality of solo activities.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
The awe-inspiring ancient Angkor Wat temples attract thousands of solo women travelers each year. You will be thankful that you have a chance to wander freely among these incredible monuments.
Make sure you make time to explore the Bayon and Prea Khan complexes, which has a much more laid back feel and away from the main tourist traps. Finish up your trip with a tour of the Ta Prohm, the very shrine where Tomb Rider was filmed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Drink in the Mexican-Latina culture without actually having to travel to Mexico. Santa Fe combines Native American heritage with the Spanish culture. Be prepared to go snapshot crazy with the quaint Pueblo-style buildings and gardens and the unbelievable sunsets with the city as a backdrop.
Be sure to check out the Georgia O’Keefe Museum or the new innovative installations at the Meow Wolf. The city is divided into three main art districts, giving your the chance to drink in our country’s southwestern and Native American art.
There is a reason why Central Europe is emerging as one of this year’s top travel destinations: the food, the people, the culture, the art and the lakes. Once you step off the plane, you will thank yourself for avoiding Paris and London. Bled is full of outdoorsy activities such as horseback riding, hiking and just soaking in the local charm.
San Francisco, California
Trust us, you will never be bored in San Francisco. The entire city is safe to visit and you find the people to be very easy going. People watching will become your favorite pastime in this charming city. Public transportation is easy to use and be sure to rent a bike to check out numerous parks.
You can’t go to San Fran without chowing down at one of the noodle shops in Chinatown. Hit Fisherman’s Wharf for some of the best clam chowder in the world, then treat yourself to some salt-water taffy and grab some chocolate at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain. If you have time, take a tour of Alcatraz island and take a scroll though the Golden Gate Park.
Who of us hasn’t fallen in love with Nashville, since the premiere of Nashville? This city is the heart of country music and honky-tonk bars that provide plenty of amazing live shows. Called the friendliest city in all of America and there are even free public shuttles that take you all over the city.
Even if you aren’t a big fame of country music you will fall in love some of the best Southern fried chicken and the world’s best BBQ.