The US is also ideal for backpackers who travel solo on a small budget, there are lots of hostels where it is easy to meet other travellers and local people speaking English and are vvery friendly.

If you love to travel solo and are wondering about your next destination we have put together a list of best places to travel in the US.

Start planning an amazing trip to the USA today.


1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Las Vegas sign

Las Vegas is a dream destination and one of the best places for solo travelers in the United States. This popular U.S. city may always be crowded, so there will be no problem in finding places to have fun.

Las Vegas has world class hotels and tourist attractions, and is famous for its casinos. Even if you visit the city for a day, you shouldn't miss the world-famous Bellagio Fountain tourist attraction. Also no matter if you have never tried gambling before, you can't not visit Vegas without giving it a go. You can win cash if the luck turns into your side

Las Vegas is very easy to get around and offers endless shopping options, affordable hotels and motels, lots of sightseeing and lively restaurants. People who travel alone are quite safe here, crime in the main touristy areas are very rare here.

From Las Vegas you can also travel to discover more of the highlights of Nevada.


2. New York

New York City tourist Empire State Building

New York City is one of the most iconic destinations in the world with so many places to visit.

Everyone needs to go to NYC at least once in their life and it is one of the best cities in the world to explore solo. Although New York is really expensive, there are lots of hostels in New York where you can meet other travellers, a lot organised nights out to iconic New York nightspots. There are also lots of day tours and activities available.

The Brooklyn Bridge itself will give you one of the most view of the city and somewhere you can capture some of the best selfies out there. Renting a bike in Central Park is a lot of fun, whilst you also need to go up the Empire State Building, see the Statue of Liberty and people watch in Times Square at night. 

The One World Observatory is also worth checking out, it offers an unparalleled 360-view makes it easy to appreciate all New York City has to offer. 


3. Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Surfer

Maui is equally beautiful for those who travel alone for maximum freedom in a place with natural beauty and adventure. The key part? If you plan well in advance, the cost of Hawaii will not ruin your bank.

Maui is quite safe for individual travelers. The crime rate in Maui is very low compared to other popular places in the United States. If you are a beach lover, Maui should be your next destination for a solo trip.

Hawaii is a great place to live. If you plan to move to Hawaii but are afraid of its high cost of living, there are some cheap places in Hawaii where you can easily pay the cost of living.


4. Washington D.C.

Washington DC

Navigating the streets of Washington DC is really fun, this is the capital of the United States which has been made famous in numerous films like Forest Gump. The city is very navigable and the streets are full of statues, museums and historical monuments.

DC has countless free museums, the National Mall and imposing monuments and many more. You can use buses and trains in the DC area as local transportation. With that being said, be careful when traveling only on public transport and keep an eye on your belongings.


5. Alexandria, Virginia

If you're planning a trip to Virginia, it is recommended to make a stop in charming Alexandria.

This is one of the lesser known destinations on our list with cobblestone streets and historic promenade are the perfect backdrop for strolling around this economical city. Plus, the Lincoln Memorial and White House are less than 15 km away.

While in Alexandria, don't miss out on visiting the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This place is seriously a must-visit – with seven galleries and over 80 artists' studios featuring everything from ceramics to stained glass, you'll be sure to find something that catches your eye.


6. Big Sur, California

San Diego beach

Big Sur California is full of cultural and artistic attractions, as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. In Big Sur the famous author Henry Miller lived and was inspired for almost two decades. It is now home to numerous celebrities.

If you prefer a location in harmony with nature, there are many areas where you can camp, such as the Andrew Molera State Park or the Treebones Resort just located right in front of the sea. 

You can also visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, which has hiking trails with an incredible view, a historic ranch house and a natural center. 


7. Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect spot for a solo adventure and there is no need to make extensive plans beforehand. It is known as The City of Fraternal Love and it is easy to get around with a user-friendly public transportation system. Explore this city is pretty easy on the feet as a lot of attractions are close together. 


Plan a Solo Trip to the US

As you can see from above, the US as a whole is a top choice for many solo travelers worldwide thanks to its fantastic infrastructure and tourism attractions. Meeting other travelers is also very easy especially if you stay in hostels. If you are female you might want to view these top tips for solo female travellers.