Recently, the trend of traveling solo has re-emerged as technology has enabled access to the world. Traveling solo is an exhilarating experience as the individual can explore the destination on their own terms and can make it a personal journey. Check out these five locations that are travel-solo friendly and are great way to dive into your next adventure!
With one of the world’s top transportation systems, London is your oyster! Get an oyster card and hop on the tube to visit Buckingham Palace or Covent Gardens. Day trips to Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge and Stonehenge are well within reach by train, bus, or the underground. Pub culture runs deep in a Londoner’s blood and if you’re looking to make friends, grabbing a pint is the way to go. Stay at the Euston Square Hotel located in London’s West End where one is within walking distance of the British Museum, Regent’s Park, British Library, Oxford Street and a myriad of restaurants, shops and theaters.
Wine not explore the City of Love solo? You might just find your love at must-see items such as the Champs-Élysées, or while wandering through Montmartre and exploring the endless halls of the Louvre. No trip to Paris is complete without a stop at Sainte Chappelle and Notre Dame, which are a great way to experience Paris’ history. Enjoy your stay at Hotel Arioso, a boutique hotel fit to style of a 19th century Bourgeois house or the Grand Hotel Saint Michael, situated in the heart of the Latin Quarter where cafés, bistros and restaurants are endless and near the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame and the Panthéon.
NYC, New York, USA
New York has something for every type of traveler! With some of the world’s best restaurants and art museums at your fingertips, New York is a great place to gain new perspective on life. With an unparalled transportation system making it easy to travel around it’s a breeze to visit all the must-sees like the Bull of Wall Street, the Met, and Rockefeller Center. For first time travelers, stay on the quiet Upper East Side at Hotel Wales, by Central Park and the Museum of the City of New York, or at the Eurostars Wall Street for easy access to Battery Park and Ground Zero.
As the capital of the United States, Washington D.C., is filled with rich history that can be appreciated and explored by yourself. With over 200+ museums to choose from, one can engage with the culture and history of the United States journey from the early 1600s to the present. The best time to visit is between the months of March to June or late September to early December. Engage in activities such as walking food tours with fellow food-lovers, taking a class or attend a lecture, attend wine tastings or join a museum group tour. Checkout local hotels such as Washington Court Hotel, located in the heart of Washington D.C., guests are only two blocks away from Union Station and three blocks away from the Capitol Building.
Australians have a reputation for being some of the most friendly and welcoming people on the planet, making Sydney one of the best locations for solo travel. With a diversity of food and activities ranging from leisure to outdoor, boredom is not a word that will come up during your travels. Stay at Harbourside Apartments, a 4-star hotel located directly on the science McMahon’s Point across from the iconic Habour Bridge. Harbourside is a perfect starting point for a solo traveler looking to see the Taronga Zoo, the Rocks, Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour and Chinatown.