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From Napa To Santiago, Here Are The Best Places To Travel Solo In 2020

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Traveling solo comes with a host of benefits. From having the freedom and flexibility to create your own itineraries to boosting your sense of independence and self-reliance, traveling on your own is an empowering way to explore the world. If you are ready to embark on this adventure, here are a few places to consider.

Napa, California

Grab a reservation at a hotel and spa and enjoy a relaxing solo getaway in the rolling vineyards of Napa. You don’t have to be a wine lover to appreciate the natural beauty, laid back atmosphere, and decadent food scene that Napa offers.

Napa, California | Trent Erwin | Unsplash

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Vancouver, Canada

If you love the outdoors and getting into nature, Vancouver is a beautiful place to explore. Granville Market and Stanley Park are two of the city’s highlights, but with options from the vibrant downtown to the nearby mountains, every day will be a chance to create memories to last a lifetime.  

Vancouver, Canada | Adi kavazovic | Pexels

Santiago, Chile

When looking at South America, there are many destinations that would offer a great solo escape. Santiago makes the list due to its local food scene, ease of transportation, friendly locals, and Spanish and English speaking communities. You can opt to stay in the city or explore the nearby mountains and hikes through nature.

Santiago, Chile | Germán Vogel | Getty Images

Accra, Ghana

Ghana is known for many things, but when it comes to solo travel, it’s the kindness and generosity of the locals that make this a great destination. With the ocean nearby as well as many excellent restaurants, bars, and shops, you will never grow tired of exploring this dynamic city.

Accra, Ghana | demerzel21 | Getty Images

London, England

If this is your first solo trip, London is a great place to start. Their highly efficient public transportation system makes it a breeze to get around the city. If English is your native language, you also won’t have any issues trying to communicate with locals. London also offers a great deal of free and affordable activities like visiting parks, museums, and local attractions.

London, England | Eva Dang | Unsplash

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is a culturally rich destination with plenty of museums and architectural and historical sites to explore.  The culinary scene is one of the best in the world and you will have no shortage of restaurants and bars to check out.  Locals are also extremely friendly and welcoming to tourists.

Mexico | Jezael Melgoza | Unsplash

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of the most affordable places to visit in Europe, and with stunning architecture, diverse food options, and welcoming locals, it is also a great place for a solo adventure.  A solo road trip down south to the Algarve will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes and idyllic beaches in the country.

Lisbon, Portugal | Stephen Knowles Photography | Getty Images

New York, New York

Visiting New York as a solo tourist is invigorating and the perfect way to explore the city on your own schedule. With so much to see and do, you can create your ideal itinerary from Broadway shows, museums, shopping, dining experiences, and more with only your needs in mind.

New York, New York | Luca Bravo | Unsplash
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