There are many reasons why you should travel solo. Maybe you’re ready to take a trip but you can’t find anyone who wants to travel, or they keep backing out at the last minute. Maybe you want to spend some time alone, and don’t want to have to stick to someone else’s schedule, or maybe you want the chance to meet like-minded people who also love to travel.
Traveling solo allows you to grow as a person. When you don’t have someone to bounce idea off, you need to make decisions alone. And when things inevitably go wrong (as they often do when you’re traveling), you’ll need to think on your feet and come up with a solution. The confidence you’ll gain from this is undeniable, and you’ll gain valuable skills that translate to the real world, while also having the time of your life.
New York city is an excellent destination for solo travel. There’s so much to do that you’ll never get bored, and with so many different places and ways to meet people, you’ll never be lonely.
Visiting New York will give you the chance to meet people from around the world in hostels, Couchsurfing groups, Meetups, and guesthouses. There are also so many tours continually happening all around the city where you’re bound to meet people if you’re interested in making new friends. And if you just want to be left alone to soak up the atmosphere and hustle and bustle of the city, New York is the perfect place to settle down and people watch, as the people are some of the most interesting in the world.
If you want to play tourist, and see some of the things that make New York so famous, jump on the subway and spend a day or two visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square and Broadway. Don’t forget that there are also plenty of things to do and see outside of Manhattan, and the burrows are full of entertainment and culture. Visit the zoo and botanical garden in the Bronx, stroll through Brooklyn and enjoy the live music and see Prospect Park, taste food from around the world in Queens, and take the free ferry ride to Staten Island.
For those who are interested in culture and history, New York is jam packed full of museums, such as the Met, MOMA and the Guggenheim. It’s also an excellent place for those who like their food, and solo travellers will be able to find plenty of others enjoying pretzels and hot dogs on the street and in the parks.
If you’re flying into New York and travelling solo, the last thing you need is to try and navigate the subway system or find a cab. Give yourself a break and, so you can sit back, relax, watch the city outside your window, catch up on some sleep, and then go out and explore.