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If you don’t have a travel partner, you can still go on a big trip! It’s not strange to go on vacation by yourself! There are many great vacation ideas, whether you’re a Millennial looking for an Instagram-worthy adventure or a heartbroken person trying to heal.
Technically, you can travel alone anywhere, but there are some cities that are especially fun and safe for people traveling alone. In fact, single vacations has grown a lot in the last few years as more people realize they don’t need to be with “the one” to get out of their comfort zone and see the world.
There are a lot of tips online, but if you’re traveling alone and want to meet people, so, here are the best vacation ideas for singles to help you plan your next trip on your own.
1. Miami in Florida
Miami is a great place for single people to visit because it has tropical weather, beautiful beaches, and a lively nightlife. Florida is one of the best places in the country to go scuba diving, fishing, boating, and snorkeling. Head to South Beach, where all of your hard work at the gym will pay off because that’s where everyone wants to be and be seen.
Visit Little Havana, which is full of Cuban restaurants, cafes, and clubs that smell and look like Cuba. Visit one of the many cigar shops there and watch a master roll cigars by hand before choosing one to smoke after dinner. Because of the influence of Latin and Caribbean cultures, the city’s many restaurants serve a wide range of foods.
Miami is a great place to shop, with everything from high-end designer shops to outlet malls. This sunny city has a lot of places to shop that could be fun to visit, so why not stop by a tourist shop or cheese shop for some afternoon fun and treats?
When the sun goes down, go to one of the clubs in South Beach for live music and dancing, or go to Coconut Grove, where a lot of college students hang out.
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2. Santorini in Greece
Santorini offers the best beaches, the best historic cities, the best cuisine and wine, the most breathtaking landscape, and the best nightlife of any Greek island, so check out Santorini.
Relax on a black-sand beach while taking in the azure seas of the Aegean Sea, go on a sailing trip or a catamaran tour of the island, see the remains of the city of Akrotiri, or sample some of the world’s finest wine at one of the numerous wineries. Take a boat journey to the dormant volcano, and then trek to the peak for spectacular views.
Go out to supper after a day at the beach so you can watch the sun go down over the horizon. Then, meet up with some of the new pals you made for a drink at a local watering hole.
Santorini isn’t known as a hotspot for bachelorette parties, but it is popular with solo travelers and singles.
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3. Buenos Aires in Argentina
People from all over the world visit Buenos Aires, which is known as the “Paris of South America.” The city is full of friendly people, great food and wine, a busy nightlife, museums, beautiful natural areas, and trendy cafes. The people of Argentina love steak, and Buenos Aires probably has more steakhouses per person than any other city in the world.
Walk along the colorful Caminito Street in the La Boca neighborhood. Go to Palermo’s biggest neighborhood, called Soho, where you can buy clothes, wines, leather goods, and books at small shops. Sit at one of the many sidewalk cafes and watch people, or wait until nightfall and party with locals, expats, and other travelers as the bars explode with music and dance.
Plan on staying out late, as dinner usually starts around 9 p.m. and the bars and clubs get really busy around midnight.
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4. Boracay in the Philippines
In general, the Philippines are a great place for single people to go on vacation. People are nice, the weather is great, and the beaches are great. Boracay is the most popular place for beach lovers to go, and it is always listed as one of the top 10 best beaches in Asia.
Even though the small island is only seven kilometers long and not very wide, it still has beaches with bright white sand and clear blue water. You can do every kind of water sport you can think of, from windsurfing to kiteboarding.
At the most expensive resorts, a night’s stay can cost more than $300. If you want to meet people, you should stay at the Chillax Flashpackers hostel or the Friendz Resort. Both are cheap, have great reviews, and are great for solo travelers. There are restaurants on Boracay that serve American food, Thai food, Mexican food, French food, Italian food, and more.
Head to one of the clubs after spending the day at the beach, get a San Miguel Beer, and party till the wee hours of the morning. Some places are open 24 hours a day, and most resorts have live entertainment. This makes it one of the best places for singles to go on vacation.
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5. Las Vegas in Nevada
Visitors to this place came up with the phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” and now people come from all over the world to see this glittering city in the desert. Las Vegas has become a place that never sleeps because it is known as the gambling capital of the world and draws the best entertainers and shows.
Even if you’re by yourself, you can’t be bored in this city. There are roller coasters and other rides on top of the Stratosphere Tower, and zip lines fly over the people on Fremont Street.
Las Vegas has world-class golf, restaurants run by celebrity chefs, every kind of show and entertainer you can think of, motor sports, hotel pools that look like beaches, and tours to nearby places.
When you get tired of all the noise, you can always take a day trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, to stretch your legs and spend some time in nature.
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6. Bangkok in Thailand
Bangkok in Thailand in general have become the most popular place to visit in Asia in recent years. This is because US soldiers went there for R&R during the Vietnam War. Every year, more than 22 million people go to Thailand, and for good reason! It’s a great place to go on vacation with your family, your partner, or by yourself.
People from all over Asia come to Bangkok to shop because there is so much to choose from and the prices are low. You can try Thai food in a fancy restaurant, but it’s even better to eat on the street, where you can get everything from traditional dishes to strange things like fried spiders, scorpions, and grasshoppers.
Visit the floating market, shop for gems, or go to the clubs to party all night.
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7. Austin in Texas
“Keep Austin Weird” is the city’s motto, and it tries to live up to it. Austin is known for its nightlife. It is home to the University of Texas and is called the Live Music Capital of the World. During the day, you can go to the State Capitol, get some great BBQ, and see the sights around town.
Take a swim in the Barton Springs Pool, which is fed by a spring and stays between 68 and 70 degrees all year. The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, which happens every year in Austin, is a great place to see technology, film, and music all in one place.
On weekend nights, holidays, and UT football game days, a section of the famous 6th Street is closed to traffic. This is where you’ll find live music, packed bars and clubs, and a huge party with locals and tourists. The area was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is now called the 6th Street Historic District.
This is a great city to visit by yourself because you won’t be bored and there are so many ways to meet new people at night.
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8. Cancun in Mexico
Cancun has long been linked to Spring Break because it is in the tropical paradise of the Mayan Riviera. Cancun is known as one of the best places for single people to go on vacation.
All kinds of resorts line the white sand beaches, and the clear blue water makes it possible to do any kind of water sport you can think of. Check out things to do in Cancun!
You can spend all day snorkeling and scuba diving, or you can rent a kayak, learn to surf, kiteboard, or do other things. When you’re not in the water, you can visit the nearby Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum to learn more about their culture.
When the sun goes down, Cancun turns into a party town. There are beach bars with live music and clubs for people of all ages. A club tour is one way to see what the club scene is like. Most resorts offer club tours. For one all-inclusive price, these packages make sure that a tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, drive you to several clubs where entrance fees and drinks are paid for, and bring you back home safely late that night.
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9. Amsterdam in the Netherlands
How could we make a list of the best places for singles to travel without including Amsterdam? Amsterdam is probably the most liberal city in Europe, and it might even be the most liberal city in the whole world. People have been going there for years to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.
Everyone who comes to Amsterdam wants to have a good time, whether they are traveling alone or with a group of friends. This city is one of the best places in Europe to go for a bachelor party.
Amsterdam is known for its Red Light District and coffee shops where people can buy and use marijuana openly and legally. It is also a very culturally rich city. There are more than 100 museums in the city, including the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.
Take a bike tour or a boat ride through the canals to see the city. Everyone can find something they like to do at night in Amsterdam. Whether you like a live rock band, electronic music, or a quiet jazz bar, you will be able to find something you like.
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10. Barcelona in Spain
People come to Barcelona from all over the world for its beaches, culture, food, art, and nightlife. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, where work on the church began in 1882. (and is due to be finished in 2026). People wait in line for hours to get in and admire the beauty of the building, which is totally worth it.
Visit the Montserrat Monastery, look around the football stadium, and watch a Barcelona FC game all in one day. Visit the Gothic Quarter, where you can walk around the streets that used to be a Roman village but are now only for people on foot. Check out the Quarter’s courtyards, shops, and restaurants, and make sure to stay or come back for the nightlife.
Book a guided food tour where you’ll walk around neighborhoods, try food and drinks, and learn about the city’s rich history, all while being led by a local who can tell you where to go out at night. They might even ask you to come!
There are a lot of tourists in Barcelona, and a surprising number of them are traveling alone. Because of this, it’s not hard to find other travelers to go sightseeing with.
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