While some may assert that travel is an experience best shared with a close companion, travel excursions can be excellent ways for singles to explore alone or with a group of friends. From dramatic adventures to foreign city sidewalk, single travel can be an enjoyable, exciting way to spend time and possibly meet other interesting singles.
The idea may seem cliché, but cruises designed specifically for singles still draw enormous crowds. Cruise ships with destinations like the Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska and even Europe serve as giant floating mixers for singles, and some even offer special shore excursions for singles who connect with one another while on board.
New York City
Amid the romantic scenes and national icons of the Big Apple lay numerous opportunities for singles to enjoy themselves, explore the city and perhaps meet those with similar interests. The city boasts myriad world-class art museums, two major league baseball stadiums and access to thousands of nightclubs and bars. For some excitement, take the “9” train to the Canal Street stop and browse the replica designer brands openly available by street vendors. To meet other singles, consider spending an evening amid the city’s renowned nightlife or on the carousel hidden in Central Park.
In sunny and beautiful southern California, San Diego offers one of the best climates in the nation. With sunny beaches and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s year-round, the city offers continuous access to the beach and plenty of opportunity for single beachgoers to meet beautiful and interesting people. As an added bonus, the city’s zoo is one of the most famous in the world.
Key West, Florida
While the idea of a sultry summer night in what is arguably the most famous of the Florida Keys may sound perfect for nursing a romance, the truth about this Southern island is that it is geared more for singles to have fun. Residents of the keys are a unique breed, and many march to the beat of a drum only they can hear. Key West has become somewhat commercialized–and, as often comes with commercialization, more expensive–in recent years, but the unique blend of Southern relics and carefree fun can still be found on the westernmost key. For a peek at the island at its rowdiest, visit during Fantasy Fest. Be prepared for an interesting adventure, though, and be sure to reserve lodging accommodations well in advance.
South and Latin America
Relatively poor and undeveloped, but still pristine and beautiful, the nations of South and Latin America are prime targets for mission trips, relief work and volunteer projects. While these tasks may not sound like leisure travel opportunities and may seem irrelevant to singles on the surface, many participants in such activities are single themselves, creating a ripe situation for like-minded individuals to make a connection. As an added bonus, the personal satisfaction of making a difference in a developing country will spur positive lifelong memories.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg is world renowned for two things above all else: its impressive array of fine art and its beautiful single women. Travelers with an eye for aesthetics should add Saint Petersburg to their list, and the opportunity to explore an old Soviet Block city is something many who lived through the Cold War may find intriguing. Before going, check out Russian matchmaking sites like Russian-Liaisons.com to see if a spark can be made before the trip even begins.