Solo Travel Ideas & Tips for Traveling Alone

If you’ve ever wanted to step out of your comfort zone, try taking a vacation by yourself. While taking a trip on your own can seem intimidating, it can truly be a liberating experience. Become an independent traveler and treat yourself with The Parking Spot’s list of solo travel ideas and solo travel tips.

Solo Travel Ideas for Finding the Perfect Location Choose a location that will make your travel experience fun, comfortable and safe.
  • Think about your interests.
  • Consider your budget. Remember that you don’t have to travel far to take a vacation. If your budget doesn’t allow for a longer vacation, consider taking an overnight trip.
  • Thoroughly research the location and check recent safety statistics.
Destinations Perfect for the Solo Traveler While it can be exciting and a unique experience to travel to almost any destination, the following locations have a reputation for offering a wide selection of solo travel ideas and activities.
  • Nashville, TN
    • See a live show.
    • Grab some tasty barbecue.
    • Visit the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation.
  • New Orleans, LA
    • View the beautiful architecture.
    • Get a taste of the bayou with delicious Cajun and Creole food.
    • Enjoy the famous nightlife scene.
    • Chicago, IL
      • Visit the Willis Tower.
      • Shop on the Magnificent Mile.
      • Take a stroll through Millennium Park.
Solo Travel Tips for Safety When traveling alone, it is extremely important that you take the necessary precautions to remain safe.
  • Always know the locations of emergency stations.
  • Try not to stand out. Some people may prey on visitors. Do your best to blend in with the locals.
  • If you are traveling alone to a location you are not familiar with, it is important that you utilize safe means of transportation. Use this solo travel tip prior to traveling by researching popular means of transportation to know which means are safe and at what times they operate.
  • Try to arrive to your destination during the daytime so you can easily locate your hotel.
  • Make sure that someone knows your exact location at all times so you can be easily located in the case of an emergency.
With these solo travel ideas and tips you can enjoy your own company and explore the world on your own terms. Make traveling alone more convenient and affordable by using The Parking Spot to book your near-airport parking each time you travel. Take a virtual vacation to our blog soon for even more travel tips and ideas!
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