The most popular destinations for solo travelers

According to data from AirBnB, it’s becoming increasingly more popular to travel solo. More people are daring to venture out alone in the world, even if it might seem daunting at first. There are a few places in the world that are especially good for solo travelers, just because it’s become such a developed tourist destination, it’s safe and social. When you’re traveling alone, you don’t want to take any unnecessary risks for example. You also don’t want to be all alone. One of the main points of traveling is to meet other like-minded people and when you’re traveling all by yourself, you’re going to crave company even more. So where in the world can you get that great combination of safety, adventure and social life? Take a look at this list of the most popular destinations for solo travelers and find out!

1. London, England

Europe is known for being expensive and London is no exception. But according to AirBnB, London is the most attractive destination for solo travelers. It’s not hard to see why people love London though. The big city is filled with life, good food, fun people, excellent nightlife and interesting attractions such as Big Ben. London will keep you occupied for all the days that you are there because there’s always something to do here. Just be prepared to come home with a slimmer wallet – it’s not the cheapest city, that’s for sure.

2. Berlin, Germany

Hip, trendy and cool – three words that describes Berlin perfectly. It’s not the most beautiful European city, but it is one of the most fun places to visit. Berlin is incredibly charming and alternative. It’s one of the more budget-friendly big cities in Europe as well and attracts young travelers from all over the world who wants to see what all the fuss is about. You can count on the hostels to be full all year round in Berlin, because it’s a city that’s always fun to visit, no matter the season.

3. Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re craving a bit more sunshine in Europe, head to beautiful Lisbon, where you can get a bustling city life and head to the beach, when the sun gets hot. You only need to hop on a train or bus to get to some of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches such as Costa da Caparica. But don’t miss out on all the things Lisbon has to offer. The cobblestoned streets are a delight to walk around in and there’s plenty of hip cafés, museums, parks, boutiques and bakeries to visit in the city.

4. Hanoi, Vietnam

It’s no secret that Vietnam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Thanks to its favorable climate, golden sand beaches, lush landscape and affordability, amongst other things, tourism is continuing to rise. Hanoi especially is a great city to start in when you arrive to Vietnam. It’s a fantastic place to visit for solo travelers as well since Vietnam is a safe travel destination. There’s also plenty of hostels for example where you can meet other solo travelers. Most of the hostels make sure to have events everyday as well such as pub crawls for example, which makes it easier for you to socialize with other travelers. Safe to say, Vietnam is one of the most popular destinations for solo travelers.

5. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a city that’s bursting with life and it’s hard not to get drawn in. If you wanna stick to the more touristy neighborhoods then opt for a hostel in Itaewon or Hongdae. Itaewon especially is known to be a somewhat backpacker district and it’s here where you can meet other fellow travelers and expats. A lot of solo travelers love Seoul because of how easy it is traveling around and the safety. Some people even say that you could leave your phone in a café and no one would steal it (although I wouldn’t try it). But besides being safe, Seoul is fun, cool and hip. There’s also excellent food in Seoul, another good reason to come here. Solo travelers love Seoul and so will you!

6. Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand is often associated with landscapes, and rightfully so! The nature in New Zealand is out of this world and it’s what usually draws in so many travelers from all over the world. However, the cities are also worth mentioning such as Auckland. The city lies in the North Island and is the biggest city in New Zealand. There’s always something happening in Auckland and you’ll never feel bored here. Food, wine, music, art, culture and nature are all some of the things that Auckland does very good. What’s better, you’re only half an hour away from beautiful beaches and hiking trails! No wonder solo travelers flock to Auckland.

7. New York, USA

If you’re a bit nervous about traveling solo, know this: you’ll never be alone in New York. You’ll constantly be surrounded by people and perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most popular destinations for solo travelers. New York is one of the most visited cities in the US and rightfully so. The pulsating city is never dull and you’ll almost feel overwhelmed by the amount of things there are to do. Not to mention everything there is to eat! The hostels are always full with eager travelers too who wants to discover everything the Big Apple has to offer. Besides, walking around in a big city alone is almost better sometimes than walking around with a friend. You can decide wherever you want to go and wherever you want to eat. That’s the beauty of solo traveling – you have the freedom to decide how your day will look like. And if there’s one thing that’s certain about New York, it’s that your day will be filled with various entertainments.