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We’ve all experienced the struggle of trying to get a group of people together to go on holiday. People back out, money gets tight and even differing opinions can cause some of the closest friends to get angsty with each other. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has decided on solo travel occasionally because let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just easier!
But if it is your first trip alone, it can be a little scary to organise. Even knowing where to start can be a bit difficult, so I have compiled a list of the best destinations for solo travellers right now.
Picking a destination is a great place to start, and you might also like my advice to first-time solo travellers.
Rocky Mountains, Canada
If you’re looking for a solo getaway to become one with nature then the Rocky Mountains is the perfect destination for you. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous ski trip in Banff, hiking adventures in Lake Louise, a road trip through the rocky mountains, or to make new friends and party, Canada will satisfy.
The best part about travelling to Canada is that the scenery is amazing, people are friendly and it is a super safe destination for solo travellers.
Gold Coast, Australia
The Gold Coast has so much to offer. From endless stretches of white sandy beaches, stunning waterfalls, hiking trails, lookouts, world-class dining and vibrant nightlife, there really is something here for everyone.
The thing I love most about the Gold Coast is the fact that there are so many free things to do. And if that isn’t enough, there are plenty more things to do on the Gold Coast such as theme parks, jet skiing, jet boarding and more.
People on the Gold Coast are incredibly friendly, so if you’re travelling solo you can easily strike up a conversation and make friends!
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Bali is known for its laid-back lifestyle, beautiful beaches and holiday retreats, all perfect things for the solo traveller! There is plenty to see in Bali, from the lush rainforests and rice fields to stunning temples, golden beaches to city madness – sometimes a beach getaway is exactly what you need. Have a refreshing drink at one of the many beach bars and watch the sunset over the horizon, there’s no better way to relax.
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Sun-kissed days, beautiful volcanic mountains and friendly locals – welcome to Hawaii! Whether you’re looking for a beach getaway, a history trip or a cultural excursion, you’ll find it all here. My favourite things to do in Oahu include visiting the beautiful beaches, snorkelling at Hanauma Bay, hiking the volcanic mountains and road tripping to the North Shore.
With all these things you must do on Oahu, you will never get bored.
Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island is known for its adventure sports and beautiful fiords, but it’s also a perfect spot for a solo traveller. Queenstown is very walkable and is also close enough for a day trip to all of the main sights including Glenorchy and Milford Sound. Queenstown is also popular with backpackers especially during the ski season so you’re sure to make some friends while you’re here!
The city of love is also the perfect place for solo travel – who’d have known! Known for its bustling café, bar and restaurant scene, a perfect city to people watch. Pull up a chair and dine al fresco, no matter the season, and take in the chic vibe. Take a stroll along the Seine, a trip to Notre Dame and soak up the culture at the Louvre, all activities that can be done solo!
There you have it, 6 of the best destinations for solo travellers. If you are still deciding if you should travel alone, you need to read this.