Safest Places for Women to Travel Alone this Summer
Summer is officially here! For many - that means endless pool parties, barbecues and lazy days by the beach. It's also a prime time to escape the heat and discover new places. Whether it be with friends or family, this a great time to do some traveling. For single women though - it can be a little scary to think about traveling alone, especially with all of the turmoil going on around the world. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the safest places around the world for women to travel...
"Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama"..... The Beach Boys knew that Bermuda was the place to be way back in 1988, and nearly 30 years later it's still a winner. From horseback riding on the beach, to scuba diving and boat tours there are an abundance of activities to enjoy. If you're feeling adventurous - you can take a tour through the Bermuda Triangle, or just walk around town and enjoy the sites and local food!
Best known as the "Las Vegas of Asia", Macau is home to 33 casinos. However, this Chinese territory isn't just for gamblers. Macau has a significant Portuguese influence which is reflected in its architecture and unique cuisine. When you're done eating and casino hopping you can make a visit to one of the many museums in the area or visit some of the temples. There is a lot to be discovered in Macau!
Known for it's mountains, ski resorts and lakes, Slovenia is a charming country in Central Europe. With 321 lakes - there are plenty of water activities to enjoy. If you like to go sightseeing, there are plenty of castles to visit, and there are weekly festivals across the country for a little added culture.
There is so much to do and see in Singapore! From taking a stroll through the Singapore Botanical Gardens to visiting the local wildlife at the Singapore Zoo - there is truly something for everyone here. Catch a tan at one of the beautiful beaches here or head to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. When you're finished, refuel yourself with some of the local cuisine. You really can't go wrong here.
Located halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, Cook Islands is known for it's many snorkeling and scuba diving sites. If you'd prefer to stay on land, you can head over to the cultural village where you can learn about the history of the Cook Islands along with their traditional medicines, legends and more!
If you'd prefer to remain stateside for your summer travels - here are a few U.S. cities that fare pretty well for safety.
Located two hours North of Phoenix, Sedona is a beautiful desert town - perfect for hiking lovers. One of the more popular attractions, Slide Rock, involves a short hike through Slide Rock State Park, where you'll find a natural water slide formed by the slippery bed of Oak Creek. As someone who has personally been to slide rock, I can tell you that it's definitely worth the hike! If hiking isn't your thing, not to worry…there are a number of great wineries where you can spend your time relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Or perhaps try to balance your Chakras at one of the world renowned spas….Sedona is truly a place for relaxation.
A historic town in Northern Virginia, Occoquan is full of boutique shops and restaurants. You can stop by the Mill House Museum to learn about the history of the town, or take a walk through the Occoquan Bay Wildlife Refuge to enjoy some of the rare and nearly extinct natural habitats of Northern Virginia.
Laguna Beach, CA
Probably most well known for a certain reality show on MTV, Laguna Beach isn't just a place where high school students hang out with their friends. With kayaking tours, surf lessons, shopping and some pretty cool, historical sites - there's a lot to do in Laguna. You can also take a 30 minute drive to Newport Beach to enjoy some year round Whale watching.
These are just a few of the great places for solo travel. Please remember that while all of the destinations listed above are generally safe - you should always be aware of your surroundings and secure your personal belongings.