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5 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL ALONE IN US (Solo travel USA ideas for newbie travelers)

The United States is huge, and there are so many incredible places to explore as a solo newbie traveler. It’s really hard for me to sit here and say, “These are the best cities in the US to travel solo,” ’cause honestly, what’s best for me may not be best for you.

But today, I’m going to be sharing with you some of my favorite cities that I think are really great for solo newbie travel, especially if you’re doing it for the first time or you’re just new to solo travel in general.

New York City


We are starting off with a bang. Go big or go home, New York. That’s right, New York City. If you guys didn’t know, I lived in New York City for 2 years. It’s one of the cities I call home. And this city is definitely for my ladies, who are not afraid to get a little rough around the edges.

So I know what you’re thinking; I know exactly what some of you are thinking. Pick up what I’m putting down. Here’s why I love New York City for solo newbie travel: because of choice.

It is so big, and there are so many different things to do. And what I love so much about New York City, especially for solo newbie travel, is the choice. The choice is yours. Because it’s so big, you could pretty much curate your trip however you want, and you can make it what you want to make it.

If you’ve never been to New York before and you want to just visit the highlights—Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Brooklyn Museum, and MoMA—you can do that. You can just make your trip solely about hitting the hotspots in New York. Or if you decide, you know what? I think I just want to explore Queens. You can make your trip all about food. The options are limitless.

Another thing that I also love about New York City for solo newbie travel is that you can explore it and do it at whatever price point you want. If you want to go luxurious and go high, you can do that.

If you want to go low-budget, another thing that you can do isAnd the thing about New York, too, is that nobody cares. And it’s just that everyone is doing their own thing, so you can do whatever you want in New York.

It’s the greatest, it really is. And that is exactly why New York City, in my opinion, is one of the best places for solo newbie travel.

Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Next up is Louisville, Kentucky. I hope I’m saying that right. It’s such a cute city. And it’s actually, like I feel like it’s small city, but big enough. I think it is a fantastic place for solo travel.

It is so easy to navigate, but there’s also a lot to do. So this is also the place where Muhammad Ali is from, so you can definitely explore that and see more of where he’s from. You can visit his old childhood home.

If you love Bourbon, Louisville’s the place to be. You can do the Bourbon Trail. You can definitely do some bourbon tasting. Book your tickets in advance, though, because those bourbon tastings sell out really fast, so you want to get your ticket as early as possible. So as soon as you know you’re going to Louisville, book your ticket.

My favorite thing about Louisville is the people. The people that live there, the locals,  are just the sweetest, absolutely the sweetest. If you feel lost, a Louisville local will help you out. They are so kind. I vote, and I recommend Louisville as a fantastic place for solo newbie travel.

York, Maine

York, Maine

I want to go now. York, Maine. Oh, my goodness. I had this really weird fascination with Maine for a few years, and I still would love to explore more of Maine because I feel like there’s just so much that I haven’t seen. But York, Maine, is wonderful.

If you live in Boston and you just want to get away for a weekend, or if you’re traveling to Boston with friends and family and you want to get away from the group for a little bit, I definitely recommend York, Maine.

It kind of feels like you’ve just been plucked out of reality and dropped into a movie scene, because that is how perfect York, Maine, looks. And it’s just wrapped in this beautiful bow.

I feel like York, Maine, is a really great place to go when you are traveling solo for the first time and you don’t want to get overwhelmed, but you’re just looking for a small city that you can go to, get a little R and R, and just spend some time with yourself. I think York, Maine, is also the place where they celebrate Christmas in July. If you’re from York, comment below.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California. BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL ALONE IN US

Listen, San Francisco, it’s quirky; it’s vibrant. It’s just one of a kind. It’s really hard to put into words what San Francisco is like if you’ve never been there. I don’t… How do I even explain it?

It’s kind of like cool kid central, but it’s not pretentious. One of the reasons why I love San Francisco for solo newbie travel is that, for a very similar reason to New York, there’s just so much variety.

But it’s not as big as New York, and so you may not feel as overwhelmed, especially if you’re not used to big cities or you don’t know how to navigate big cities. It’s big enough; it is definitely a major city in the US.

I personally think that San Francisco is a really great trip, especially for people who are into organized events and organized trips, because San Francisco has so many side trips that you can do. You can stay in the city and explore San Francisco proper. You can also go across to Oakland and the Bay Area and explore Oakland.

There’s Berkeley over there. I mean, if you want to go over to Sonoma and Napa, wine country, Redwoods are also nearby. Yosemite’s right there. And by right there, I mean, you have to take a bus and travel there.

Another really great thing about San Francisco is that there are a ton of free events. The city puts on so many free events that you can go to. And so if you’re afraid of being alone or if you want to somehow meet up with new people, explore the city, but if you don’t want to be totally alone and totally isolated, San Francisco’s a great place.

And some people may not know this because San Francisco isn’t really known as a beach town; it’s not really known for its beaches, but it’s got beaches. And they’re definitely the kind of beaches where you don’t need to be in your bathing suit in the hot sun. I mean, that’s great; don’t get me wrong.

Listen, I love the beach, but you can just go in your clothes with a beer, sit on the sand, and reflect.



So my next city is on the list. Greenville is such an underrated city. I feel like Greenville is having an explosion right now. And rightfully so, okay? Do not sleep on Greenville. One of the reasons why I love Greenville, South Carolina, as a spot for solo travel is that it is really easy to navigate.

For me, it felt almost like it was impossible to get lost. And not only is it easy to navigate, it’s affordable. You’re not going to break the bank visiting Greenville; at least I don’t think so.

The parking is affordable. The food is affordable. The drinks are affordable. I love Greenville. I would go back to Greenville in a heartbeat.

Some of my favorite places to go and things to do in Greenville are definitely on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Stop and check out the Swamp Rabbit Cafe. It is so cute. You can sit outside.

Also, go to Gather Greenville. It’s a food hall, and you can just come and relax and hang out. It’s a really great place to meet people as a solo newbie traveler.

Another place I also love in Greenville is The Seafood Spot. Crab legs, seafood, shrimp, fish—the whole nine yards. So good, black-owned, and delicious.

Comment down below and let me know where you live, where your hometown is, or where you live, and if you think it’s a great city for solo newbie travel. Thank you, guys, so much for reading. I’ll see you in the next one. Bye.

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