Whether you’ve been single for a while or are newly single, a vacation can lighten your spirits. Enjoy the sights, try new things, relax, and unwind. You might even mingle with some new people you wouldn’t meet on dating apps. But, what destinations are the best for those living the single life? Here’s our list of the best vacations for single travelers.
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is the go to destination for singles. There are a number of adults-only and singles resorts specifically targeting solo travelers. Besides the resorts, it’s known as the party capital of the Caribbean. There are plenty of other activities you can do as well including; visiting its many stunning beaches, sailing, ziplining, and more. Every year in February, there’s the Carnaval de Punta Cana, featuring a parade, live music, and the best of the local culture.
St. Lucia has just about everything you could want from a solo trip. Ziplining, nature trails, spas, sailing, culinary delights, and nightlife activities. To make the most of your solo trip and stay safe, booking a personalized private tour is the best option. If you’re interested in the nightlife, there are a number of things to experience like the Gros Islet Street Party and Rodney Bay Village. If you’re looking to visit, the best times to go are from December to April.
If you’re a single looking to keep busy, London is a great destination. Big Ben, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and so much more! One thing you must experience when in London is bar hopping. Every Friday and Saturday, there’s a Camden Pub Crawl event which includes free shots and food discounts. To get around London, you can take “The Tube”, busses, or get an Oyster travelcard.
If you don’t know where Ibiza is, it’s one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its lively nightlife, especially during the Summer months. Most of the partying and attractions occur in Ibiza Town, but there’s so much to see and do in other areas as well. You can visit historical sites like Dalt Vila and Stonehenge (not the one in England), or go snorkeling at the Cala Gracioneta beach. One of the most popular hotels among partygoers is the Ibiza Rocks Hotel.
Similar to Ibiza, Montreal is known as the nightlife destination in Canada, with over 50 strip clubs and 300 bars. It’s also known for being a popular destination for movies and television shows to shoot. Some of the most popular tourist spots include Mont-Royal, Le Village Gai, and Le Plateau. And don’t forget the amazing local food like bagels from St. Viateur Bagels, and poutine. The best times of year to visit Montreal is from March to May and September to November.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is definitely a more laid back destination for singles, but there’s still plenty to enjoy. Scuba diving, seeing Rio Secreto, visiting Xcaret and Xel-Ha, and shopping in La Quinta Avenida. If you’re looking for a hotel specially for singles, Riu Tequila and The Carmen are great choices. For nightlife, there are a number of places to go to, but Coco Bongo is a must! It may be tempting to go Playa del Carmen during the summer, but it’s best to go in April or May.
New York City
The city that never sleeps! If you’re more of a big city person than someone looking for a tropical escape, NYC is the place to go. On the tourist side, there’s plenty to see like Broadway shows, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, and so much more. Not to mention the amazing food and restaurants like Ellen’s Stardust Diner and Junior’s Restaurant & Bakery. Besides all of this, there are a number of bars in the Lower East Side that are great like Mr. Purple and Nitecap. If you’re looking for something closer to Times Square, Moxy Times Square and Tao Nightclub are great choices as well.
New Orleans, Louisiana
If you’re single and plan on going on a trip in the United States, New Orleans during Mardi Gras is the place to be. A celebration full of partying, parades, and exclusive tours and exhibits. If you want the true Mardi Gras experience, you should rent out a bar balcony on Bourbon Street during one of the parades or at night. Besides the Mardi Gras festivities, there’s other things to see and do like a culinary tour, listen to local jazz music, and explore the French Quarter.
Budapest – history, architecture, and nightlife all wrapped into one. Visit the Royal Palace, first built in the mid-13th Century by Béla IV. Today, it’s home to the Castle Museum, Hungarian National Gallery, and National Széchenyi Library. If you’re looking for something relaxing to do, you have to check out the the Rudas Baths, with a restaurant/bar on-site. For nightlife, Szimpla Kert in the Jewish District is the place to grab a drink. When visiting Budapest, it’s best to go anytime from March to May or September to November.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Amazing ocean views, nightclubs, and history… San Juan has it all. This location is the second-oldest European-founded city in the Americas, and is the heart of Puerto Rico. There are a number of historic sites all visitors should check out like Capilla del Cristo and La Rogativa. If you’re looking for some beach time, you can’t go wrong with choosing Ocean Park Beach, Condado Beach, and Escambrón. For nightlife, La Placita de Santurce, a two-tiered market square, is the place to be. It comes to life at night with amazing local fried dishes, and a variety of live music from salsa to jazz. It’s best to visit San Juan anytime from Mid-April to June.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires isn’t your typical location destination for singles, but it’s definitely a place to consider. If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy visiting the Cementerio de la Recoleta to see the resting place of Eva Perón, Argentina’s First Lady. Feel the need to dance? The La Viruta Tango Club is a hot spot for young and single travelers. If you’re looking for a club, the Niceto Club is the place to live it up all night long. If you’re looking to visit Buenos Aires, March – May or September – November are the best months to travel.
British Virgin Islands
This is a Caribbean vacation hotspot, comprised of 4 main islands like Tortola. You can enjoy water activities such as surfing, windsurfing, and diving. On land, you can explore Sage Mountain National Park and taste the local Seafood cuisine. At night, the spot to go to is Bomba Surfside Shack in Cappoons Bay. When it comes to this spot, looks can be deceiving. Even though it looks run-down and abandoned, it’s the place to find the best rum punch on the Island! When traveling to the Virgin Islands, it’s best to go from September – November when the tourist crowds are smaller.
Cancún is known as the spring break destination for college students. The section of Cancún that’s great for singles is Zona Hotelera, which is a beachfront strip filled with hotels, clubs, and restaurants. If you’re looking for some cool things to do, you can visit Chichen Itza, one of the 7 Wonders of the World, or swim to view the Cancún Underwater Museum. For nightlife, Coco Bongo is the spot to go to, featuring a show, disco, and acrobats.
Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands in the Meditteranean, a travel destination many don’t know about. The island is most notable for its beauty and beaches like Playa de Muro and Cala Llombards. On the historical side, you can’t beat the history and 360 degree views of Bellver Castle, which used to be a royal home. To party it up, you must go to the heart of Mallorca, Palma. There’s always different nightlife opportunities year-round, with the local spots being Bar Espana, El Neo Gastro Bar, and Opio. Unlike many of the other destinations, the best time to visit Mallorca is July to mid-September.
More of a cold weather person? Then, Boulder Colorado is the location for you. Enjoy the amazing views of the Rocky Mountains, go on the slopes, and even check out the local breweries. Boulder is actually called “Beer Town USA”, because it has the most breweries than any other city in the country. Besides the breweries, you can check out the booming nightlife on Pear Street, like the dance club Rosetta Hall. The best time to visit Boulder is January to March or June to August.
These are just 15 of the many, many hotspots for singles around the world. When planning your trip, make sure to check that it’s the best time to visit the location and when the best rates are available.