Best Vacations for Singles Over 40

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Embark on a solo vacation and discover the contrasting landscapes, magnificent scenery and diverse cultures that the world has to offer. An abundance of exciting experiences are available for single travelers to uncover. 

While planning your next adventure, consider what activities and atmosphere you truly enjoy. When taking a vacation by yourself, relish the flexibility of selecting the best activities for your interests, and comfortably travel at your own pace.

Perhaps it’s admiring a unique collection at an art gallery, swimming at a tropical beach, taking a hike through nature, lounging at an all-inclusive resort, or wandering around lively city streets, there are countless experiences for solo travelers to try.

Read below for the best vacations for singles over 40, and discover your next journey! 

Beach: Maui

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The lovely island of Maui is a perfect combination of beautiful beaches, adventurous activities, and colorful shops and eateries. For those looking for a dose of nature and enchanting beaches, Maui is one of the best spots to go on vacation alone.

During the day, relax in solitude on one of the stunning beaches, or take a hiking adventure to discover some of the best scenery in Hawaii. See the fascinating black sand beaches and impressive caves at the Wai’anapanapa State Park. After working up an appetite, be sure to try a fresh poke bowl.

For evening entertainment, browse through the many local bars, restaurants, and clubs, or visit the largest craft brewery at the Maui Brewing Co. 

For single travelers looking to spend their days lounging by the shore and basking in the sun, there are plenty of hotels and resorts located conveniently by the beach.

See the full list of Best Beach Vacations for Singles.

 

Adventure: Costa Rica

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Costa Rice is a treasure trove of natural sights with its tropical rainforest, volcanic formations and spectacular beaches. The diverse terrain and laid-back atmosphere make it a terrific outdoor adventure destination for single travelers in their 40’s.

One of the most popular adventure activities is a thrilling zipline experience, with the best spot being in Monteverde. Feel the breeze through your hair as you zipline through forest canopies and capture a scenic view of the mountains and ocean. 

Home to stunning beaches and year-round warm weather, Costa Rica is a top destination for learning how to surf. The Guanacaste region is quite popular for riding the waves, especially in the well-known Playa Tamarindo beach. Want to learn a new skill and make friends at the same time? Sign up for surf lessons at one of the many excellent surf schools and resorts in the area.

For a unique hiking experience, head to the Arenal Volcano National Park where you can book an exciting tour. Taking a hike on the trail reveals the beautiful scenery, magnificent viewpoints, lush greenery, and a glimpse of the volcano itself. 

 

Sightseeing: London

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Recognized as one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities, London is brimming with historic architecture, fascinating museums, massive parks and gardens, world-class cultural attractions, and vibrant nightlife. This energetic city makes for a fantastic solo vacation for those interested in sightseeing.

Visit Royal landmarks such as the famous Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and Westminster Abbey. Stroll through the eclectic stalls and grab a bite at the many delectable food halls throughout the city, including the Borough Market and the Camden market.

For a peaceful moment away from the city, take a break at the sprawling Hyde Park and the lovely Regent Park. Both parks feature stunning gardens, tree-lined paths and acres of open green space. 

Single travelers looking to experience the city’s nightlife will have plenty of options, from world-class theaters, to night clubs, to energetic pubs, and much more!

Check out Solo Travel in London for our detailed guide on visiting this exciting city.

 

Skiing: Aspen

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The town of Aspen is nestled in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and is a renowned destination with over 5,500 acres of terrain. With four exceptional mountains to choose from – all of which are accessible through a single lift ticket – solo travelers can discover the varying terrain and exceptional trails geared to all skill levels. 

For those new to the sport, Buttermilk Mountain offers a wide range of beginner-friendly trails, along with exciting terrain parks for those that are experienced. The other three mountains, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass boasts a diverse collection of thrilling trails for seasoned skiers. 

Single travelers looking to finish their day with a drink can explore the town’s happy-hour hot spots including a live music club, a cozy lounge, a swanky one bar, and a vibrant tavern.

After a day of hitting the slopes, immerse yourself in the energetic vibe as you stroll around the exquisite shops and delectable restaurants. Aspen’s natural beauty and spectacular mountains make it one of the best ski vacations for singles over 40.

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Budget-Friendly: Ho Chi Minh City

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Solo travelers looking to get the most for their buck will appreciate this vibrant city. With plenty of delicious local foods, breathtaking landscape, a dose of culture, and a bustling atmosphere, it has everything you need for an amazing vacation on a budget. 

While Ho Chi Minh City is a great starting point, the short inexpensive flights and trains make it convenient to explore other cities across Vietnam. The city also offers a wide collection of affordable hotels, hostels, bars, and restaurants. 

From Ho Chi Minh City, solo travelers can book a day tour to head south to the mesmerizing Mekong Delta, a region primarily consisting of mazes of rivers, islands, and floating markets. 

Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling city filled with many tasty eateries, fun shops, and colorful markets. Stop by the Ben Thanh Market to browse through a massive selection of gifts, household items, clothes, and street food. 

Check out our guide for Solo Travel in Vietnam to learn more.

 

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