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The 7 Best Places In The USA For Solo Travellers

Whether you’re a longterm lone wolf or planning your very first solo travel trip, America is the perfect place to go it alone. Solo travelers in USA are well looked after – the transport between countries is brilliant, most cities are cosmopolitan and safe (especially for women) and there’s accommodation for all budgets.

Plus, with so much culture and events on in the main cities and even smaller regions, it’s easy to meet people along the way. These are the best places to travel alone in the USA…

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1. San Francisco, California

The hilly city of San Francisco has everything you could ever want – amazing coffee, bars, nature and beautiful scenery. to see and do here. From popular tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge to going for a walk in the park at Golden Gate Park, everyone will be able to find things to do in San Francisco.

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2. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, with a funky downtown area and amazing scenery of the  scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. There’s also locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

3. New York, New York

New York is one of America’s most exciting cities. With modern architecture, world class cuisine and culture and more things to do than you could fit in one lifetime.

The city’s five boroughs all have special features; it’s almost impossible to narrow it down. From Chinatown in Queens to Brooklyn’s famed views of the NYC skyline, legendary museums and the most exciting food in the world, it’s easily one of the best cities in America.

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4. Salt Lake City, Utah

Not only does scenic Salt Lake city have the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges as a backdrop, the city is also sitting beside the lake that gave it its name.

With its wide streets and an eclectic mix of people, this is one of the most interesting cities in the USA and a wonderful base from which to explore the local landscapes.

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5. Portland, Oregon

Portland is a city that prides itself on being different as shown by the giant ‘Keep Portland Weird’ on the side of a building downtown. This is a city that sits between mountains and rivers. It’s known for its cycling and craft beer culture as well as its eco friendliness.

In short, it’s the sort of progressive American city that more places should try to emulate.

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6. San Diego, California 

What’s great about San Diego is that the crowds aren’t as big, the traffic isn’t nearly as bad (looking at you Los Angeles!) and the weather is always pretty darn great.

San Diego is one of those chilled out cities where life just feels easy. There’s friendly people, great food and beaches that stretch on for miles. It really is a city that has everything.

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7. Seattle, Washington

The state of Washington might consistently rank highly when it comes to environmentally-friendly states, and Seattle carries on this feel-good ethos. In this beautiful and very green city, the sights here just burst with character and charm.

It’s the perfect place for solo travelers in the USA.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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