Top US Solo Travel Destinations for an Epic Adventure

Saratoga Springs, New York

New Yorkers searching for a quick solitary getaway could take a short Amtrak journey to this gorgeous upstate hamlet. The Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Saratoga Spa State Park's mineral spring baths—where the city derives its name—are all worth seeing.

Waco, Texas

Fixer Upper lovers looking for a relaxing trip will appreciate Chip and Joanna Gaines's charming Texas town, just outside Austin and Dallas. Magnolia Market includes delightful sweets and farmhouse-chic shops. Downtown features amazing nightlife, boutique shopping, and wine and beer tastings beyond Magnolia.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Carmel-by-the-Sea may make you feel like a character from a storybook, but there's more to do than admire the fairytale-like community. Pebble Beach golf course, Carmel Mission Basilica Museum, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, and white-sand Carmel Beach are close.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art aficionados go to Santa Fe for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the original Meow Wolf, a trippy escape room-turned-art show. You may experience New Mexico's red and green chiles at downtown Santa Fe's art galleries, antique boutiques, and artisan shops.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is a peaceful town perfect for leisure. Walk around Church Street Marketplace, explore Ben & Jerry's, grab a beer at a local brewery, or take a culinary lesson at Essex Resort & Spa (20 minutes away).

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is a little town with big city amenities. The Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki National Monument are nearby, but Flagstaff has many trip providers. Space enthusiasts may visit the Lowell Observatory, where scientists discovered Pluto.

Portland, Maine

Portland, a picturesque New England seaside city with lighthouses, an art museum, and grand Victorian homes, is one of U.S. News' 25 safest places to live. Visit a seaside restaurant or brewpub for fresh seafood or a pint.

New York City, New York

This is for big city energy seekers! In the city that never sleeps, solo travelers will never be bored. Visit world-class museums, Broadway shows, or the city's "best" pizza or bagel, both of which are debatable.

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