Best Trips for Singles Over 50

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Embark on an exciting solo trip, where you enjoy the flexibility of carefully selecting a destination that you’re truly interested in, and comfortably explore it at your own pace.

While on the road, solo travelers have the opportunity to choose a more peaceful vacation where they can quietly explore and become immersed in their surroundings, or opt to socialize and meet up with other travelers along the way.

There’s a multitude of captivating moments to experience on a solo getaway. The best trips to take alone can include engaging activities such as food + wine tastings, discovering historic landmarks, attending theater performances, and scenic nature walks. 

Whether you’re looking to branch out on your first solo trip, or you’re a seasoned traveler in search of a new destination, check out the list below for the best cities to visit as a single person in their 50’s.

Copenhagen

exploring alone at the Copenhagen harborfront

In Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen, discover a relaxed city with beautiful landmarks and fantastic cycling culture.

Stroll through the buzzing neighborhood of Nyhaven, which is steeped in history and culture. Along this quaint harbor, discover the colorful houses, remarkable wooden ships, and a wide range of eateries and shops. 

Stop by the Rosenborg Castle to view the astounding artwork, ancient artifacts, and beautiful textiles from various centuries. This 400-year-old-castle is also where you’ll discover the iconic crown jewels from the Danish Royal families.

Grab lunch at the Torvehallerne, a fantastic food hall lined with various delicacies including delectable pastries, aromatic coffee, fresh produce, cheeses and olives, and much more. This energetic food hall is a great spot for single travelers to grab a quick bite at your own pace, while sampling a diverse variety of tasty items.

See our Solo Travel Guide to Copenhagen if you’re interested in learning more about this city.

 

Chiang Mai 

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Located in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is noted for stunning historic temples, an array of delicious food, and a laid-back atmosphere. This enthralling city is a fantastic option for solo travelers.

A highlight in the city is the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, a late-night market lined with rows of merchants showcasing a diverse mix of handicrafts, clothing, colorful lanterns, spices, souvenirs, and much more. Take in the energetic aura while browsing through the numerous shops, and sample the local delicacies at the food vendors.

Explore the array of magnificent temples, conveniently located in the heart of the city. Don’t miss the most-visited temple, the Wat Phra Singh. Built in 1345, the complex features elaborate architectural details, stunning patterns and designs, and impressive large stupas wrapped in gold.

For an interactive experience, join a cooking class to learn about the local cuisine and create a delicious meal in a fun group setting!

 

Vienna

trips for singles over 50 to Vienna

The capital of Austria is well-known for Imperial palaces, elegant historic architecture, and classical music + arts.

Stop by the Schonbrunn Palace to admire the beautiful original furnishings and aura of sophistication. One of the top attractions for visitors, take a group tour to join other single travelers in uncovering the history of this stunning building. Don’t miss the superb gardens located behind the palace, which is an attraction all on it’s own.

Make your way to the historic center of Vienna, which is brimming with remarkable architecture, grand buildings, and spectacular parks. As you stroll through this majestic neighborhood, you’ll also encounter specialty museums, as well as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Immerse yourself in a live performance, or take a tour at the magnificent Vienna State Opera. This leading opera house is a spectacular display of Renaissance architecture, featuring a grand staircase, marble hall, and fantastic acoustics.

 

Seattle 

solo weekend getaway to Seattle

An urban city surrounded by mountain ranges and cool ocean waters, Seattle is also home to top-notch coffee (it’s the site of the first Starbucks), an iconic food market, and distinctive landmarks. 

Bring your appetite to the Pike Place Market, a buzzing farmer’s market containing a large selection of appetizing eateries. Navigate through the countless rows of beautiful flowers, tasty prepared meals, fresh vegetables, divine pastries, and handmade craft items.

For single travelers looking to sample a diverse variety of local foods while in a fun group setting, consider booking one of the many awesome food tours!

For a spectacular view of the city and surrounding nature, stop over at Kerry Park. At the vantage point, catch a view of the city skyline with the downtown skyscrapers and the famous Space Needle, as well as Mount Rainier off in the distance. With plenty of benches and greenery around, enjoy a peaceful break away from the busy city. 

 

Valencia

single women’s travel over 50 to Valencia

Situated on the southeastern coast of Spain, Valencia is rich in history, culture, and timeless architecture. 

Start with a visit through Casco Antiguo, the charming old town that’s bursting with energy. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, ancient cathedrals, vibrant street art, and wonderful mix of restaurants and shops. Throughout the city, you’ll encounter plenty of eye-catching traditional Spanish architecture.

At the massive Central Market of Valencia, stroll through an endless assortment of shops. Solo travelers will find plenty of delectable items at this lively market. Don’t forget to try the tasty tapas and famous rice-dish that originated from Valencia, the aromatic paella. 

Being right on the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia offers lively beaches such as the Playa de la Malvarrosa. Venture down the stunning coastline, which showcases a long narrow beach with bright blue waters and clear sand.

 

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