Traveling with a group can be exhilarating—full of opportunities for creating memories and bonding with your fellow travelers. On the other hand, there may be times when you just want go to sleep, but the group wants to go out again, or when you have to deal with your snoring roommate or with someone always using your toiletries. Sometimes, seeing the world by yourself might just be a better idea. Whether you’re looking to leave the group behind or take an excursion for personal growth, here are three of the best destination for solo travel.
Amsterdam remains a beautiful and quiet destination despite its recognition as a major tourist hub. Amsterdam has everything you need to have an amazing trip by yourself. Visit the historic Jordaan district for a trip into the past. This quaint area will remind you of simpler times, and it provides many opportunities for some great solo shopping. If you’re looking for an existential journey, visit the Anne Frank House. A solo trip to Amsterdam will take you on an adventure in culture and history.
If you’re looking for an excellent place for sightseeing, look no further than America’s capital. Washington, D.C. has some of the most iconic buildings and monuments in the world. While on your solo trip in D.C., spend a little quiet reflection time at the Lincoln Monument. Wander the world-famous National Mall, located in front of the Washington Monument, and walk in the footsteps of those who have used the area for both celebration and protest. While Washington, D.C. is mostly known for government buildings, you have to take in some of the local scenery and cuisine—make sure to stop by the Capitol Hill staple Mangialardo’s, for a “G” Man sub.
Travel + Leisure ranks Norway as the number one country to visit solo. With its amazing safety and happiness rankings, Norway truly is one of the best destinations for solo travel. The country features terrific restaurants and outdoor attractions to keep you occupied. However, Norway has an attraction that sets it aside from most of the other countries in the world: the aurora borealis. The Northern Lights are the perfect way to begin or end a solo trip. Gaze up at the night sky and watch nature put on a light show that will rival any fireworks display.
These are just three of hundreds of destinations that would make for amazing solo trips. Stay tuned for the next set of destinations!