Traveling alone sometimes gets a bad reputation, but we’re here to tell you that if you want to take the leap and try solo travel, you should absolutely go for it. While people travel alone around the globe, there are some cities that are definitely more solo travel-friendly than others. We’ve rounded up the best cities that you should visit when you’re traveling on your own.
Florence, Italy is truly a city like no other. Don’t bother renting a car here, as only residents are allowed to drive around the cobbled stones of Florence. But don’t worry, since this city is one of the most walkable places you can visit.
This gem of a city has something to offer for any visitor. For history buffs, Florence is a goldmine. It’s often referred to as “The Cradle of the Renaissance,” since it was the birthplace for many of culture’s most important discoveries and contributions. For example, you can visit Leonardo da Vinci Museum to view many of his actual machine codes.
You can view some of the most famous works of at at the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Michaelangelo’s Statue of David.
If you’re more into the outdoors, there’s plenty for you as well. You can lose yourself at the Boboli Gardens that offer gorgeous and lush botanical gardens dotted with statues. You could walk around here all day and still not see everything worth seeing.
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities to visit. There is quite a wide array of attractions you must visit, but just roaming around is a fun experience in Amsterdam.
This gorgeous city built on the water features many canals that allow you to cross over and through the water, giving the city an almost amusement park quality.
Walk around Dam Square, which features the Royal Koninklijk Palace and the National Monument. For a unique experience, rent a bike and cycle through the city, taking it all in as the locals do. Amsterdam is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, as you can find bike lanes on every street.
If you get tired of walking or biking, you can always take a canal cruise and float through the city. You can slowly take it all the sights while relaxing on one of the canal boats the city offers.
For art lovers, Museumplein is home to several notable art museums such as the Van Gogh Museum –where you can see all of the famed Van Gogh paintings — as well as the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.
Vienna is one of Europe’s best kept capital cities. The Austrians pride themselves in upholding tradition and rules of society. Therefore, in addition to the beautiful buildings that adorn the city, you’ll find that the streets are also spotless and maintains perfect upkeep.
If you find yourself traveling alone in Vienna, there are some sights that you simply cannot miss. One of these includes Stephansplatz, the plaza that includes St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which is a gorgeous site that features an intricate tiled rooftop.
One of the most beloved Austrian pastimes is to spend the afternoon at a cafe with a melange coffee, which is the Austrian version of a cappuccino, alongside a piece of cake. The Viennese pride themselves in their vast array of elegant cakes, which includes the Sachertorte, a chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam in between and a chocolate ganache enrobing the whole cake.
Just walking around Vienna is an enjoyable experience in itself. The city is a work of art and has been maintained so well, you can truly feel like you’re traveling back in time as you stroll through the streets.