Many of us daydream of traveling to far away lands for a sense of adventure, a lift in spirits, and immersion in a culture different from what we know and to which we are accustomed. In today’s day and age, however, travelers have to be mindful of where and when they venture out into unknown territories, especially when traveling solo and even more so as a female.
Being a single female traveler should neither hinder your chances of traveling nor limit your selection of destinations. In fact, if you do your research and choose strategic locales that are known to be friendly and fun for us single gals, you should feel empowered and inspired to take a journey elsewhere in order to truly grow and expand within.
Take a look at the following 8 best destinations in Europe that are specifically recommended and encouraged for solo female travelers, in terms of safety, security, price, proximity to major landmarks, depth of cultural immersion, and so forth:
Cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. It attracts young tourists for its culture craving and late night raving.
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century.
The capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges, is an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of the old town are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum.
Copenhagen is the epitome of Scandinavian cool. Copenhagen has become known for its excellent taste in everything from architecture, furniture design, décor, fashion, and food.
Former capital of the British empire and now one of the biggest destinations in the world London is famous for it’s amazing museums, Cool Soho shops and buzzing markets.
Bavaria’s capital is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls.
Scoured and gouged by glaciers, western Norway’s fjords are pincered by steep, rugged terrain where cliffs plunge down to barely populated shorelines and vertiginous waterfalls seem to drop from the clouds.
Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right.