Solo traveling can be one of the most exhilarating and eye-opening experiences. You have the freedom to make every decision about what you want to do, where you want to go, and what you'd like to eat when exploring new cities. However, traveling by yourself can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. If you’re excited to start exploring the world singlehandedly, check out our guide for 8 best solo trips in the USA.

If you’d rather see a list of destinations around the world, we got you covered! Read our blog on tips and tricks for solo traveling in Asia and around the world to learn more.

8 Best Cities for Solo Travel USA

1. The Florida Keys, Florida

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The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands at the Southern tip of the US. The Keys’ equatorial climate and magnificent ocean scenery make them popular among vacationers in the US and around the world. Moreover, these islands are the perfect tropical getaway for people looking to get away from the hustling city life.

For solo travelers, you'll never run short of things to do as the Florida Key's are filled with exciting activities:

The Florida Keys aren’t just for the high energy adventurers. If you’d rather have a relaxing vacation, head over to the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor for clear blue waters, picnic areas, and plenty of spots for lazy tanning.

Read more: Affordable Weekend Getaways in Florida

2. San Diego, California

San Diego, CA
Another best beach city for a solo trip is San Diego, California. Situated on the West coast of the US, this city is beaming with fun-under-the-sun vibes, and diverse marine life. That’s why this city received the endearing nickname of “America’s Finest City” due to the weather, attractions and locals.

San Diego is considered generally safe for female solo travelers, with a crime rate 15% lower than the national average. As the city holds a great deal of art and history, you can easily find interesting activities to do, such as:

Plan your day with exciting activities, or have a do-nothing-day on the beach. The choice is yours in San Diego!

3. Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia, warmly embraces solo travelers, captivating them with its blend of Southern charm and historical mystique. Its walkable streets, lined with cobblestones and draped in moss laden oaks, invite  exploration through its preserved architecture and captivating narratives. The city's atmospheric allure extends to its historic sites, including homes, cemeteries, and squares, which beckon both locals and visitors to delve into Savannah's ghostly past through immersive tours and storytelling. These chilling legends not only entertain but also serve as poignant reminders of the city's rich heritage and the legacies of those who once called it home.

When seeking moments of tranquility, the nearby sanctuary of Tybee Island awaits with its pristine beaches and laid-back ambiance, offering a perfect retreat to unwind and reflect amidst the soothing whispers of the ocean waves

You can arrange your own itinerary, or join one of the many exciting adventures the region has to offer. Here are some recommendations:

Read more: Weekend Getaways in Georgia. 

4. Chicago, Illinois

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Looking for more of a city escape? Book a flight to Chicago, Illinois and immersive yourself in the rich art and culture this windy city has to offer. The city's magnetic allure extends to its historic landmarks, such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute of Chicago, making it an inviting hub for solo travelers. Visit iconic landmarks like the famous Chicago Bean, or catch a baseball game at Wrigley Field. But, no visit to Chicago is complete without indulging in its culinary delights, including the iconic deep dish pizza. Check out some fun activites to do while touring Chicago:

Also known as the "the second city" Chicago is famous for its contemporary art scene, for a truly immersive experience stay at one of their stunning boutique hotels.

5. Moab, Utah

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If you’ve ever owned a computer, you’ll recognize the signature red canyon wallpaper. But why not visit them in real life? Put Moab, Utah on your bucket list, and see the magnificent rocky arches of North America for yourself.

Moab gives its visitors the raw wild West experience. With a long list of hiking trails, sceneic view points, and national parks you will have plenty to explore on your own:

  • Stand on one of the high points of the Canyonlands, and look over to the vast valleys.
  • Stargaze in one of the darkest skies in the US
  • Grab yourself a ticket for an airplane scenic tour, and have a bird’s eye view of Utah’s finest natural structures
  • Visit one of the region’s national parks, such as the Arches

Don’t be afraid of feeling alone in Moab, as it’s been a popular destination for travelers around the world and you'll likely meet fellow solo travlers along the way.

6. Maui, Hawaii

Muai, Hawaii
One of the safest and most exciting places to visit in Hawaii is undoubtedly Maui. The Valley Isle is a magical wonderland in the Hawaiian archipelago, with delicious food and happy people.

Maui is a 5-hour flight from California, the perfect distance if you’re looking for a solo adventure away from the mainland. The island presents you with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, which brings every traveler a sense of adventure and humility. Maui is also filled with different natural attractions such as:

Dive into the blue water of the ocean, or trek through the damp rainforest, there’s always something to do in Maui. Once you’re done with the activities, head over to try the delicacies of the island (including fresh beer from the best breweries) on a food tour!

7. Asheville, North Carolina

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Looking for a mountain getaway that's as quirky as it is charming? Look no further than Asheville, North Carolina! Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this city is bursting with creativity, adventure, and downright good vibes. Picture this: you can stroll through streets filled with street performers, artisanal shops, and more craft breweries than you can shake a hiking stick at. But wait, there's more! Asheville isn't just about the artsy scene – it's also a nature lover's paradise:

So pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and come experience the magic of Asheville – where every day feels like a mountain high!

8. San Francisco, California

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San Francisco beckons solo travelers with its diverse neighborhoods, scenic vistas, and accessible public transportation. Wander through the colorful streets of Chinatown or embrace the bohemian spirit of Haight-Ashbury, where every corner holds a new adventure. Whether you're looking for a cultural experience or iconic city atmosphere, there's plenty to do while visiting the Golden City:

  • Catch a sunset view at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a tour to Alcatraz Island
  • Hop on and hop off the cable cars through the hills of San Fransisco

San Francisco also connects you to a number of attractions close by. For example, visit Silicon Valley, the birthplace of tech, Yosemite National Park, and the Napa wine valley. If you’re traveling alone, rest assured there are more things to see and do in San Francisco than you can imagine.

Solo Traveling in the US: Last Thoughts
Solo Travel in the US

Don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you from exploring the best solo travel destinations in the USA. Open your eyes to the world around you, but do it in the comfort of your own company. Book your flight to your next   today, and start exploring the world!

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