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12 Ideal Destinations When You Are Traveling Solo

12 Ideal Destinations When You Are Traveling Solo

Everyone should travel alone at least once, and these are the best places to go

Some of the best trips are those taken alone.

Traveling alone can be daunting — especially the first time, with fears of getting lost or not making friends consuming your mind — but it’s truly the most rewarding travel experience you’ll find. Solo traveling has become increasingly popular over the past few years and with good reason. When you travel by yourself you give yourself the opportunity to break out of your comfort zone and grow on a personal level. You can stay at hostels and make friends with others just like you passing through the city, enjoy the “me” time you won’t get anywhere else, and be the independent adult you know you are.

Slideshow: 12 Ideal Destinations When You Are Traveling Solo

It’s okay to be selfish and put yourself first sometimes, and traveling alone is the best way to do this. You’ll gain confidence and be able to create your own itinerary, without the pressure of doing things you may not want to just because someone you’re with does. Of all the places in the world you can travel to alone, here is a list of some of the best.


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


45+ Solo Travel Destinations for Christmas and New Year’s

I once spent a very memorable Solo Christmas in Prague. This is the Old Town Square, which features a Christmas Market and a very tall tree.

It's that time of year again.

But this is no ordinary year.

I know, the holidays still seem a long way off, but they'll be here before you know it! Searches on our website for solo travel destinations for Christmas and New Year's have increased as they always do at this time of year. Perhaps this year, though, those who wish to go somewhere over the holidays will be opting for a destination closer to home.

Staycations, or nearcations, as they are sometimes called, may be more popular than ever this holiday season. For those who just want to get away from home for a bit, and live in areas where it is possible, driving a few hours to another city, a cabin in the woods, or a spa may be just the ticket. A change of scenery, a bit of luxury, a break from Netflix and my laptop – sounds good to me!

Some hotels are offering specific discounts to locals who show identification when they check in. And some locals are so local, they're arriving on foot! It certainly makes for a less expensive trip when there are little to no transportation costs.

Christmas and New Year's Eve can be tricky holidays for solo travelers. Traditionally, many people spend them at home, or with family or friends. That's what makes the recommendations that follow so special: they are all from members of the Solo Traveler community who have personally spent the holidays alone in these destinations around the world.

Over the last few years, we have compiled recommendations for over 45 solo travel destinations for the holidays. While you may not be able to travel to your holiday bucket list destination this year, you will find plenty of inspiration here for future trips.

Please keep in mind that none of the recommendations below are endorsements from Solo Traveler, as we have not visited them all ourselves. To seek additional advice from fellow solo travelers around the world, or to offer your own suggestions, join me and the more than a quarter million members of the Solo Travel Society over on Facebook where we talk travel every day. Or for more from Solo Traveler, including a monthly speaker series, check out the Solo Traveler Insiders group on Patreon.

Let's start with an enthusiastic holiday travel reminiscence from Linda.

I love being away for Christmas to escape the family festivities.‪ I can't remember when I was home last time over the Christmas holidays. I've been to Namibia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, India, Taiwan, Florida, Australia, China, and so on. I'm still looking for a travel destination for this year. I might not want to go that far, so I'm thinking Europe or the Middle East, or maybe a yoga holiday.

Oxford Street in London, all decked out for the holidays. Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

If you're new to Solo Traveler you may want to check out these posts to get a taste of what we offer:


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