Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends


A painful breakup can make a person want to shut out the world. But we say jump right back in it. No matter which side of the split you were on, the time to fly solo (literally!) is now. Starting over? Pick up your heart, pack your bags and head to one of these post-breakup destinations ASAP. Here’s where to go if…

RELATED: Expert advice for female solo travelers

…You want to get some self-care

Ojai, CA
As a New Age destination, this small SoCal town will give you peace of mind with its many citrus groves, its spiritual vibe and rejuvenating spa stays. Get some fresh air by heading out into nature along the trail system of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, or take in the beauty of the wildflowers adorning the Ojai Meadows Preserve. And of course, embrace a new attitude (and perhaps work on building up a revenge body) at The Oaks at Ojai, a wellness resort with various fitness and nutrition programs plus some spa time.

RELATED: Eight 2018 travel trends we love (and one we hate)

Costa Rica
A travelers’ favorite, Costa Rica lives up to its “Pura Vida” (the good life) motto for rejuvenation thanks to its rainforests, beaches and eco-retreats. Within the Arenal Volcano region, bathe in the luxe waters at Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, a private rainforest oasis where guests enjoy free access to natural springs, plus book spa appointments at open-air bungalows.

This happy little Caribbean island is big on wellness, and a hotspot for white sugary sand, surf and a ton of spa resorts. Treat yourself to aloe vera, a native plant, from Aruba Aloe’s Factory & Museum, or soak up some vitamin D along the shallow waters of Mangel Halto Beach or the half-moon shaped Baby Beach. Relax under a palapa or visit the Balinese-inspired spa at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, said to be the largest spa on the island.

…You just want to be alone

Pacific Crest Trail: CA, OR and WA
If you’re looking for reflection, this lengthy scenic path running from the border of Mexico through the tip of Canada is it. You’ll pass through three states, 25 national forests, and seven national parks, but feel free just to take on a small portion of it. Need a break from camping? Book a room along your route (like the Pacific Crest Trail House in Oregon.)

Mt. Fuji: Japan
Climbing up Japan’s highest mountain is a six-hour feat, so it’s best to prepare yourself for your physical and emotional journey; prime season goes from early July through early September). Your budget will require some Yen to get to and from the area while your trek will take you to various rest areas such as the popular Fifth Station before reaching the summit. Enjoy spectacular mountain views from the Mizuno Hotel.

Camino de Santiago: Spain
This legendary trek will have you following in the footsteps of Medieval journeyers. Follow a network of routes that come together at the Tomb of Saint James (known as Santiago in Spanish) in Northern Spain’s Santiago de Compostela. After completing the last leg of the Camino, crash at the Compostela Hotel.

…You’re seeking a spiritual awakening

Sedona, AZ
This New Age Arizona desert town is said to have four locations of energy vortexes, providing energy for both men and women (masculine Bed Rock and Airport Mesa, feminine Cathedral Rock and gender neutral Boynton Canyon) emanating a special force of magnetism said to be uplifting. Spiritual seekers can also find reflection within Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park, an outdoor venue where locals come to pray. Stay near this energy at Bell Rock Inn.

The mystique of this Himalayan country can be experienced through visits to its religious grounds and sacred sites. Step into the ancient city of Kathmandu to see the relics of Bouddanath stupa and Swayambhunath Temple (a center of faith for Hindus and Buddhists) or take in views of the Himalayas from the picturesque village of Nagarkot. Wake up to scenic beauty at Hotel Mystic Mountain.

Rishikesh, India
Known as the “yoga capital of the world,” this Northern India city situated on the banks of the Ganges River attracts those seeking peace through yoga or meditation within its ashrams. Witness the Hindu ritual of a Ganga aarti ceremony, a fire offering performed in the evening along the riverbanks, and unwind for the night at the Ganga Kinare: A Riverside Boutique Hotel.

ALSO: Travel rewards can’t mend a broken heart but they can take your travels further—join Orbitz Rewards today!

…You just want to let loose and have a good time

Ibiza, Spain
Head to this Spanish archipelago, which has rightfully earned its rep as Europe’s party paradise. Electronic music fans should visit Amnesia, noted as the birthplace of the electronic Balearic beat and holding its Saturday night Espuma party, where you can float to the music within a cloud of foam. There’s also superclub Privilege, which apparently earned a Guinness Book of World Records title for its size. Sleep it all off at ME Ibiza, a luxury beachfront property.

Las Vegas, NV
The nightlife and restaurant scene within Sin City caters to the tastes of single people across age levels. Have a round at Bound by Salvatore, a high-end lobby bar at The Cromwell; enjoy a Vegas vibe 51 stories above the Strip at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge at the Rio; or take in the glitz of the beautifully-named The Chandelier, a set of three bars at the Cosmopolitan.

If you’re looking to meet other young singles, Berlin’s your place. Sure, it’s a young city, with 54% of the population under 45, but it’s also got one of the world’s best club scenes. Don’t miss Stattbad where you can dance in an empty pool, canal-side Club der Visionaere and legendary Berghain (if you can get past Sven the doorman). Stay at the Hotel MANI in the city center.

Tagged: aruba, Asia, California, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Germany, India, Latin America, Oregon, Spain

Note: Orbitz compensates authors for their writings appearing on this site.

Michele Herrmann

Michele Herrmann

Michele writes about women's travel, destinations, culinary, and cultural topics for various outlets and has ventured as far as Fiji, to date. She also muses her tales on She Is Going Places.
Michele Herrmann

Latest posts by Michele Herrmann (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.