Pin me!The USA is beautiful, from sea to shining sea. I really like being from such an enormous and various nation with every kind of various landscapes, cultures, and issues to see. If I spent my lifetime by no means leaving the states and solely exploring my very own yard, I’d have a lot selection it might nonetheless really feel like I’d traveled far and extensive.
It’s unimaginable that in a single nation you may get a few of the highest mountain tops, tropical seashores in Hawaii and glaciers in Alaska, plus rocky and heat deserts with a few of the most breathtaking rock formations on planet earth.
So for individuals who need to check out solo touring at house earlier than they go overseas, or in the event you’re from elsewhere and need to see what the US has to supply to solo vacationers, you’ve made a terrific alternative. However with so many choices, you is likely to be questioning the place to start out.
Beneath are a few of my favorites within the USA, plus the recommendation of a number of different solo feminine vacationers to get you began:
1. Alabama Hills, California
The Alabama Hills is an space of BLM land, that means it’s owned by the general public, with arches, lovely views of the Jap Sierras, and plenty of Hollywood historical past. I did a solo highway journey right here and loved each minute of it. In case you are a pictures lover, the Alabama Hills have loads of photogenic stops, together with the favored Film Street as pictured above, Mobius Arch (go at sundown!), Boot Arch, and Miss Alabama herself.
As a solo traveler, you’ll get plenty of solitude within the Alabama Hills and the opposite deserts on my California deserts highway journey, which I personally cherished. This is likely one of the lovely issues about touring on this a part of the world – all of the extensive open areas and the non secular vibe. Plus, you may’t beat the star gazing or the sunsets!
2. Web page, Arizona
Taken within the higher Antelope canyonPage is the leaping off level for a number of of Arizona’s most lovely locations. I used to be blown away by Horseshoe bend and naturally the well-known Antelope Canyon specifically. Since this a part of the world attracts so many vacationers, I discovered it straightforward to have conversations with others who have been free tenting with me, and even made a buddy after I ventured to the paid campsites for a bathe (however not within the bathe itself, it was within the car parking zone later, I swear).
In case you’re contemplating which of the 2 canyons to go to I did a comparability of decrease and higher right here, although each are value trying out for various causes!
three. San Francisco, California
At Baker BeachWhenever individuals who aren’t from the state go to California nearly everybody finally ends up falling in love with San Francisco. As a local Southern Californian it’s in my DNA to roll my eyes and discover this offensive however deep down, I silently agree. The Bay Space basically is gorgeous, temperate, and has a singular tradition. My European mates usually say it has a appeal that reminds them of house.
I like it for the benefit of getting round on the BART system, how small and contained town itself is, how picturesque, and the way multicultural it’s. Strive a yoga or meditation class, head there throughout Delight or Exterior Lands music competition, or see some dwell music. It’s the right place to leap off from or find yourself in when on a highway journey alongside the Pacific Coast Freeway too!
E book your keep in San Francisco right here, or examine this mushroom dome on Airbnb out!
four. Bayfield, Wisconsin
Apostle Islands crusing – what a dreamMidwesterners are identified for being pleasant they usually lived as much as their fame after I visited Bayfield, Wisconsin. It’s an artsy city with outgoing individuals, and it’s sufficiently small that it feels intimate but large enough that there’s lots to do. Be part of a kayaking journey, a ship journey, or take a drive round to the assorted orchards.
There are many seashores and quirky hangouts as nicely. In case you love tenting, there’s loads of that and in the event you go to within the winter, the well-known caves ice over, which appears unimaginable. In case you’re into pictures and the outside then you’ll completely love this little city on Lake Superior, the leaping off level for the Apostle Islands.
E book your keep in Bayfield right here, or spend an evening on a sailboat!
5. Moab, Utah
Lifeless Horse pointMoab is a mecca for outside fans. For these all concerning the camper van life, bouldering, mountain climbing, and kayaking, Moab has all of it happening. It’s the place you’ll discover Canyonlands and Arches Nationwide Parks in addition to Lifeless Horse State Park. Principally it’s some of the beautiful areas on Earth with a excessive focus of unimaginable rock formations and free campsites.
I simply met individuals simply by hanging across the free campsites, the espresso outlets, and whereas watching the sundown over Lifeless Horse level throughout my solo American Southwest highway journey. I have a tendency to seek out that when a spot attracts individuals due to widespread shared curiosity, particularly one thing outdoorsy, it tends to be social. Moab is an ideal instance of that.
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6. Large Sur, California
Large Sur’s well-known spot for whale watching, simply north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkI’ve regarded on each continent and I nonetheless haven’t discovered wherever as lovely or majestic as Large Sur on the central coast in California. Although it’s had its fair proportion of disasters recently, when accessible, McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is likely one of the dreamiest waterfalls I’ve seen.
Large Sur is a implausible place to unwind. If you wish to meet others, the campsites might be fairly social. Nevertheless after I’m on the market, I discover one of the best companions are the dolphins and whales leaping out of the water, the squirrels and deer on the path, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. For extra on my favourite state and nationwide parks in California, try my musings on Alamo’s Scenic Drive.
E book your keep in Large Sur right here, or keep in a yurt!
7. Squaw Valley, California
Lovely view from KT-22 at Squaw“My go-to solo journey vacation spot is Squaw Valley. In the course of the winter, Squaw provides amble skiable terrain that’s secure to navigate solo, along with a wide selection of yoga lessons and spa companies good for wrapping up a protracted day of solo snowboarding or boarding.
Bailey at SquawThe number of eating places at Squaw additionally cater to the solo feminine journey with many providing small intimate cubicles the place you may curl up with a ebook and sizzling toddy whereas ready in your meal. When the snow has melted, Squaw continues to be my favourite solo journey vacation spot because it provides dozens of miles of mountain climbing and mountain biking trails. For individuals who don’t really feel comfy mountain climbing or biking on their very own, there are a number of firms who supply guided excursions.” – Bailey of Feng Shui Mommy
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eight. Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas, child!Las Vegas wouldn’t have been the primary place that I might have anticipated to be superior alone, however with a lot to do, it’s truly good!
In response to Noni, “I’ve traveled in North America on my own and I’ve by no means loved something greater than Las Vegas!! I’m not American and didn’t count on a lot earlier than, however after I arrived I knew it was so a lot better than some other location in Northern America!
Noni in VegasIt’s very straightforward to satisfy individuals, everyone’s in temper and really open to assembly new individuals, there’s a bus that’s extremely popular and goes each couple of minutes which makes touring straightforward and there’s a lot to do, from cinemas and golf equipment to bowling and on line casino’s – Las Vegas is certainly my favourite place to journey as a feminine solo traveler!” – Noni of Noni Might
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9. New Orleans, Louisiana
That iconic New Orleans look!“I imagine New Orleans is an ideal place for solo feminine vacationers to go to. I’ve traveled there by myself and cherished it. The town could also be identified for Bourbon Road and Mardi Gras, however there’s a fascinating and wealthy cultural historical past to find over a protracted weekend. There’s one thing for everybody in NOLA. For starters, I counsel staying in a boutique lodge on Royal Road, proper close to the allegedly haunted LaLaurie Mansion. Whilst you’re there, tour cemeteries within the Backyard District and the French Quarter, and pattern the city’s well-known beignets, po’ boys, and drinks.
Leisure is plentiful and ranges from low key to raging events. Study concerning the dueling reign and lingering affect of France and Spain, or town’s centuries-long historical past of voodoo and witchcraft. Or be part of the revelers within the Fruit Loop for a spherical of Hand Grenades. You’re certain to seek out precisely what you’re within the temper for and keep inside your finances, too.
New Orleans is a big metropolis, however straightforward to navigate on foot or by streetcar and bus. I by no means felt unsafe as a solo traveler as a result of the streets are all the time bustling with vacationers and locals, though it’s good to observe precautions acceptable for journey in any huge metropolis.” – Brittany of Remodeled Through Journey
E book your keep in New Orleans right here. Airbnb has a bunch of nice choices, too.
10. Maui, Hawaii
Study to surf!I forgive you in the event you don’t consider Hawaii whenever you consider nice locations to journey solo, and I wouldn’t have both till I truly went to Maui alone final 12 months. It was implausible! There was a lot to do, from a girls’s surf college, to driving the Street to Hana, and becoming a member of snorkeling journeys.
I believed I might be surrounded by honeymooners however I truly discovered that individuals have been very outgoing and pleasant, coupled off or not. I extremely advocate Maui solo, a lot to my shock!
E book your keep in Maui right here, or examine this lovely cottage out!
11. The Large Island of Hawaii
Hawaii wanting lovely“The Large Island of Hawaii is likely one of the greatest locations for adventurous solo feminine vacationers to go to. With volcanoes, world-class dive websites, fascinating seashores, and miles of mountain climbing trails, any lady with a penchant for the unexplored can by no means get bored. Solo vacationers will love watching lava bubble on the prime of Mauna Loa, snorkeling in Honaunau Bay, and visiting Uncle Robert’s night time market — an eclectic market that serves recent meals and sells handmade clothes, magnificence merchandise, and decor.
Chantae doing her factor!
It’s straightforward to satisfy mates via actions, on the seaside, and by happening day excursions. The island is straightforward to navigate with a rental automobile as there may be one primary highway that circles across the complete island. Most individuals think about going to the extra tourist-heavy islands like Oahu, however the Large Island is an underrated spot that’s nicely well worth the trek over.” – Chantae of The Salt Sirens
E book your keep in The Large Island right here, or think about staying in an actual treehouse (!).
12. Seattle, Washington
Worldwide District Arch in Seattle“Touring solo in Seattle is nice as a result of it provides such quite a lot of actions which you can get pleasure from some solitude or plant your self in an space teeming with exercise (and even do each simply on the identical day). Seattle provides neighborhoods with distinct character, meals from any tradition you may think about, implausible museums, and lovely public parks.
Robin and Ava canoeing!A spotlight of any journey to Seattle was experiencing the exceptionally proficient native musicians that carry out all through town on most nights. Jazz, experimental, rock, punk, metallic, baroque, blues, hip-hop – all there ready for you. Public transit can get you most locations through the day and taxis/ride-shares are available for late night time adventures. It is rather widespread for individuals to dine solo or take heed to dwell music by themselves in Seattle, so no must hesitate or really feel awkward. Additionally, in case you have heard of the “Seattle Freeze” don’t fear locals are literally pleasant and useful when you begin the dialog. However no umbrellas please!” – Robin of LETgo: Seize Alternative
E book your keep in Seattle right here. There are various nice choices on Airbnb, too!
13. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
“Cape Cod is called the tail of Massachusetts and a family-friendly seaside vacation spot in New England, nevertheless it’s additionally very nicely suited to solo feminine vacationers. Why? As a result of it’s extraordinarily secure, straightforward to get round, and downright lovely. The Cape is simply over an hour’s drive from Boston or Windfall. You’ll positively need to have a automobile so that you could freely discover its lovely seashores. The ocean seashores are all lined with epic sand dunes, whereas the bay seashores host probably the most gorgeous sunsets (in the event you’re fortunate sufficient to catch one at low tide, wow – the reflections off the puddles within the sand flats are one thing else!).
Lindsay in Cape CodOutdoor adventurers ought to sort out the Cape Cod Rail Path, which runs for 25 miles from Dennis to Wellfleet. There are outposts all alongside the path the place you may lease a motorcycle and cycle previous cranberry bogs, marshes, and lakes. Or for barely less-active adventures, hit up Wellfleet for the weekend flea market and drive-in motion pictures, gay-friendly Provincetown for buying and nightlife, and nearly any restaurant for the Cape’s legendary clam chowder.” – Lindsay of Frugal Frolicker
E book your keep in Cape Cod right here, or search for an Airbnb!
14. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fairly, fairly Minneapolis“I name Minneapolis the Stockholm of the Midwest. It’s stuffed with Swedish-Individuals, will get very chilly in winter (colder than Stockholm, truly), and has many alternatives to benefit from the positive arts.
Haylay in Minneapolis“For a solo feminine traveler, it’s an ideal huge metropolis to go to. It’s secure to wander round, has lovely structure and pure vistas, offers nice bike paths, and options loads of enjoyable outlets like cafes and stationary boutiques.
With regards to the outside, within the summertime it’s great to discover all of the inexperienced area and the tons of of lakes close by. And within the winter you’ve gotten loads of alternatives to go ice skating, snowboarding/snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Regardless of the time of 12 months, Minneapolis has lots on the calendar so that you can get pleasure from.” – Hayley of Worldwide Hotdish
E book your keep in Minneapolis right here, or search for an Airbnb!
15. Solar Valley, Idaho
Idaho actually have to be some of the lovely states within the winter time. I celebrated New 12 months’s there final 12 months and I simply cherished the welcoming and pleasant vibe.
It’s a quaint city with implausible snowboarding, snowshoeing, naturally occurring sizzling springs, and locals who’re very happy to have a dialog with guests and newcomers. Idaho is so underrated! If you wish to enterprise outdoors of solar valley, there are tons of fantastic sizzling springs to take a look at. Yow will discover my itinerary right here.
E book your keep in Idaho right here, or keep in a comfy, heated treehouse!
Although the USA is large, and no checklist might ever do the wealth of locations to see and expertise justice, these are a couple of of our favorites. I hope this checklist helped you to get a way of the place to start out, or proceed, your solo journey.
If in case you have some favourite solo spots to share, please inform me within the feedback beneath!
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