So you have finally decided to see the world? Exciting, ain’t it? For the most memorable travel adventure, solo traveling is the best option. It is a great way to explore new places, meet different people and have a true liberating experience.
We understand that there are so many beautiful places to travel that you are bound to get overwhelmed with the unlimited choices. But do not worry as we did the hard work for you. We researched and shortlisted top 11 cities of the world that are heaven for solo travelers and we are excited to share the results with you.
Best 11 Cities of the World for Solo Traveling
1. Paris, France
One of the top advantages of solo travel is that it allows you to explore places at your own sweet pace. And Paris is a city which should be enjoyed slowly. For tourists from all over the world, Paris means Eiffel tower but there is so much more in this city. Go shopping at the flea markets, enjoy a boat cruise, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, experience the Paris nightlife and in the morning go to different museums.
2. Mexico City, Mexico
Traveling solo to the Mexico City gives you an option to visit many interesting places. Few of the must see places here are Plaza de la Constitución, Chapultepec Park, the ruins of Teotihuacan and Angel de la Independencia. However Mexico City is not exactly a safe city for women and we’d advise you to travel with a female travel buddy. There are social travel apps like Xoxo Tours which help you to connect and chat with a travel companion who have similar interests as yours. It is a good tool to find prospective travel companion with whom you can take a trip together.
3. London, United Kingdom
London is a great city for solo travelers and one of our top picks. You can take a self guided tour here and visit free museums such as British Museum and the Imperial War Museum, eat at supper clubs, explore the city on a bike, catch a show at the Royal Opera house and ride the magnificent London eye (may be with your travel partner).
4. San Francisco, USA
Unlike the popular tourist cities in USA such as Last Vegas and New York, San Francisco is more laid back and friendly for solo travelers. The city got some iconic places to visit like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz island, the bustling Chinatown, Madame Tussaud’s museum and Palace of Fine arts. You can also enjoy the cable car ride which is considered the historical symbol of the city.
5. Rome, Italy
Rome is generally considered as one of the top travel picks and has secured a position in our list as well. This European city is known for food, romance, culture and its historical monuments. Must visit places here are the Colosseums, the Roman Catacombs, Trevi fountain and eat in any famous pizza joints.
6. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is one of the most interesting and best cities to visit in Asia. And if you are worried about your safety as a solo traveler, you shouldn’t as it is a perfectly safe city with low crime rates especially against travelers. While in Bangkok you should definitely visit the Grand Palace, Chatuchak weekend market, Asiatique, Wat Pho and eat local street food.
7. Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand is a small country but it certainly wouldn’t disappoint you. And one of the best cities of this country is Queenstown. While visiting this city you should experience the jet boating on Lake Wakatipu, go hiking, take a bike on hire to explore the city, do a pub crawl and visit Milford sound.
8. Melbourne, Australia
Visiting a large city means there are so many things to do and so many places to visit and Melbourne is no exception. The best way to explore this city is via hop-on hop-off buses which allow people to get on and off at any of the stops. In Melbourne do not miss the Melbourne cricket ground, Great ocean road, river cruise at Yarra river and Eureka Skydeck.
9. Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria is a popular tourist destination and the biggest city of Austria. Known for its beautiful palaces, musical shows and attractive coffee houses, Vienna needs to be on the top of the bucket list of any solo traveler. The mouth watering delicacies of Vienna are to die for and so is coffee. Take a look into the history of Vienna by doing a time travel journey at the Vienna history show. Do visit the Viennese vineyards where you will fall in love with the natural scenery.
10. Venice, Italy
Are you a history buff? Then do visit the magical city of Venice. Solo travelers usually give this city a miss due to its reputation of being a romantic city, but there is something for everyone here. In Venice don’t miss the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Palazzo Mocenigo, and Baroque palace Ca Rezzonico. Don’t forget to catch a performance at La Teatro de Fenice whenever you visit Venice.
11. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik in Iceland is one of the safest cities in the world for tourists, particularly for any Travel Girls. It is a small city with around 200000 inhabitants but the natural scenery here along with its vibrant nightlife are a big attraction for tourists from all over the world. While traveling alone here, you should go on a hike, take in the natural beauty of the city and if you are lucky enough to be there during winters, you should definitely witness the amazing Northern lights.
If you are a solo traveler who aims to explore the world, our word of advice would be to not miss the above mentioned cities. And while there are other amazing cities as well, these are our absolute favorite. The cities are best in the world in terms of safety, attractiveness, food and friendly locals (except for Paris but the beautiful sites and Eiffel tower make up for the same) and you shouldn’t miss them.
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