Travelling the USA Alone - How to Meet People?

Travelling the USA Alone - How to Meet People?

The United States is an amazing and diverse country with so many different people and cultures. But it can be difficult to meet other people, especially when travelling solo. So, if you want to make friends, or even find romance on the road, what are the best ways to meet others?

Check out our top tips below.

 

1. Tours

Tours are a great way to travel to see new places with an experienced guide and also make new connections. People of all ages join tours, some trips can be short for example a few hours city sightseeing whist others can last weeks taking you to the best locations in the United States. Tours can be a lot of fun, especially if you have a good group of people, and who knows, you might even meet the love of your life.

 

2. Hostels

There are lots of hostels located around the United States, and these can be some of the best places to meet others. Hostels are usually very social places where you can meet people from all over the world. Some even organised events and trips so you can be sure to meet others.

 

3. Social Groups

If you are looking to meet likeminded travellers you can find other people via apps and websites. Whether you’re travelling solo or in a group, you can find people near where you are, or even plan trips together.

These apps and websites are recommended to meet other travellers:

  • Travel Buddies
  • Globetrooper
  • Backpackr
  • Tripr
  • WAYN
  • Thelma & Louise
  • City Socializer
  • Tripwire

 

4. Dating Apps/Websites

There is nothing quite like a global pandemic to make you realize how lonely being single can become. And what started as something we all thought would be over in a matter of weeks has continued throughout the year. If being lonely in a pandemic isn’t enough, travelling solo or having to eat at a restaurant can be one of the hardest things we as people ever go through. 

But where do you meet someone when the bars are closed, and a lot of people are staying at home? 

Looking for a new partner in the USA isn’t the easiest time to look - but it isn’t impossible. Online dating is as old as the internet, but this year has seen an increase in sign-ups from all over the world - with some of the biggest and most popular sites and apps offering special “lockdown” discounts and features. Online dating sites aren’t only for people looking for love. Suffering from loneliness doesn’t necessarily mean you want to jump straight into a relationship - but dating sites give you the option of meeting someone to start a potential relationship with or find true love. 

 

5. CouchSurfing

CouchSurfing is a global hospitality exchange service accessible via a website and mobile app. Members can request lodging publicly or directly from other members, "hang out" with other members, or join/create events. 

 

6. Be Friendly

Some of the most popular ways to meet others, and potential romantic partners can be at bars, parties or through friends. If you are open minded and friendly, this will be the best way to let people know you are approcable. 

 

These are just some of the ways you can meet new people when travelling in the USA. If you have any recommendations let us know in the comments section below.