Last updated: 03:00 AM ET, Sat January 14 2017

Where to Travel Solo in the US

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff January 14, 2017

Where to Travel Solo in the US

PHOTO: Visitors can get back to nature in Boulder, Colo. (Photo via Ciro) 

Traveling solo has been a growing trend over the last few years and that isn’t changing in 2017. Often, though, advice for those traveling alone is for places that are far away from home. That doesn’t have to be the case, and Rough Guides has some recommendations for traveling solo in your own backyard—the U.S. 

For example, Boulder, Colo., is a fabulous destination for single travelers. 

“Boulder is the perfect spot to park your hiking boots. Sitting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this is an outdoor town with plenty of year-round activities that you can take on solo, from skiing to cycling,” writes AnneLise Sorensen. 

A more tropical destination is Key West in Florida. 

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“Key West isn’t just different from Florida – it’s different from the entire country. The southernmost point in the US, Key West is as famous for its sunny shores as for its offbeat, anything-goes, wild and playful side,” says Sorensen. 

San Francisco is also a welcoming place for those traveling alone. 

“The San Francisco spirit can be summed up in two words: be yourself. This is a city that embraces solo travelers, with free summer concerts and festivals – dance on the grass at the lively Stern Grove Festival – to Bay Area Bike Share, which makes it easy and cheap to pedal around the city,” writes Sorensen. 

Want more suggestions for where to travel solo in the U.S.? Read on here.