Traveling solo can be exciting and a lot of fun , but at the same time you must be ready to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and open to the adventure that greets you on your way around the world. If you are a woman traveling solo, then the culture , customs & traditions of the travel destination are also of essence to your travel plans. Here are some of the best travel destinations from around the world for solo women travelers .
Melbourne , Australia
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, has been ranked as the best livable city in the world by several surveys and it is not difficult to understand why. The world-class art galleries, exceptional fashion , impressive boutiques , culinary delights and exciting nightlife make it one of the best travel destinations. Despite the unending excitement it is considered one of the safest cities for tourists. When visiting Melbourne , you must check out the Healesville Sanctuary, the Royal Botanical Garden, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and the Federal square. Australians love their sports and you will never have a dull moment visiting one of the sporting events in Melbourne and cheering with the local fans.
If you are looking for a seamless blend of the traditional and the modern, then Taipei should be on your bucket list. The ‘Safe Waiting Zones’ in Taipei to keep the people safe and crime-free speaks volumes about the city’s culture and approach towards safety and makes it an immediate choice for solo women travelers. You can indulge in all kinds of culinary delights in Taipei without breaking your bank account. If you are fond of history , then you will find a bunch of museums to know about the history and culture of this splendid Asian city. The malls and ultramodern technology does nothing to dampen the spirits of the excited shopkeepers selling their stuff in the night markets.
Barcelona , Spain
The mere thought of traveling to Spain inspires the imagery of the Tomatina festival, bull fights and the vivid colors. But if you enjoy calmer surroundings, then Barcelona has plenty to offer to please your senses and sensibilities. If you like lazy afternoon strolls and walking on beaches , then Barcelona is cut out just for you. You can cover the entire city on foot without getting lost. Alternatively , you might prefer to stroll down the beach boardwalk and indulge in some Spanish delicacies in the restaurants lining the Mediterranean sea shore. Las Ramblas , the famous boulevard present in the heart of Barcelona is a star attraction for most tourists and is a great place for the ladies to window shop. Another highlights of Barcelona is the beautiful Park Güell , designed by Antoni Gaudi. The park is named after Colonia Güell who had tasked Gaudi with building this astonishing park. Spanish people are stylish and just looking at them and experiencing their customs will fill your heart with great joy.
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After being brought down to its knees during the two world wars, Munich has regained the lost pride of its Bavarian past. It is one of the most welcoming cities and a great travel destination for a solo women tourist. Talking about the Bavarian culture, one mustn’t miss out on visiting Hofbrauhaus and sharing a beer with the locals. The best place to gaze at the city and its scenic landmarks is from the heights of Olympic tower situated in the Olympia park that hosted the 1972 games. You can also visit the royal castles in Neuschwanstein that were built by King Ludwig II.
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Dubrovnik, famously known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ is a great destination for solo travelers, not just for Croatia’s low crime rate , but also because of the spectacular view of the Dinaric and Adriatic alps. The formidable old city walls are a sight to behold and is a great place to start your tour of this amazing city. The magnificent Stradun paved in limestone and measuring up to 300 meters in length is one of the most picturesque places in Croatia to sit and watch the people go by. The Square of the Loggia in Dubrovnik drawing people from all over the town is another great tourist attraction. If you are in mood for some water sports , then you can indulge in snorkeling and kayaking in the nearby beach.
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So, which one is going to be your pick?