A Domestic Destination

Gotta get away

Fantastic choice, Solo Explorer!

Your next adventure awaits in a domestic destination, allowing you to fulfill your travel dreams within the comfort of your home country.

When it comes to domestic travel, there are several benefits that set it apart from international travel. Firstly, domestic travel often involves shorter travel times, allowing you to reach your destination relatively quickly. You don’t have to worry about long-haul flights or navigating complex international airports, making the journey smoother and less exhausting. It can be more cost-effective, as shorter flights are often less expensive. With 4-7 days at your disposal, pick a destination that’s been lingering on your bucket list.

To prepare, pack essentials tailored to the climate and activities—comfortable shoes for urban exploration, workout attire for physical activities, or stylish outfits for cultural hotspots. Opt for accommodation that aligns with your preferences, whether it’s a boutique hotel, a cozy bed and breakfast, or even a unique Airbnb.

When planning out activities in any given city, look into Airbnb Experiences. These tours are intimate, personalized, and often involve small groups, so you can connect with fellow adventurers and form genuine connections. Hosts are like your local BFFs—they’ll share insider tips, tell you the stories behind the sights, and make sure you enjoy your time in their city.

A Domestic Destination promises a perfect blend of familiarity and exploration, offering you the chance to enjoy a new city on your own terms, at your own pace. It’s a brave first step in traveling solo.

If you’re based in the US, one of my top recommendations is New Orleans. Here are my picks:

StayAce Hotel or Hotel Peter and Paul

Dine Cafe Du Monde (beignets!), French Farmer’s Market, Meril

Do – Enjoy musical performances, appreciate the architecture, indulge in Southern style cuisine

Getting Around – Once you arrive in the city center, a popular way to get around is by streetcar. You could also rent a bike or explore on foot.

Other fun destinations for solo female travelers in the US:

New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Key West, San Francisco