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Your Solo Vacation

Like the fast food slogan “Have it your way,” solo travel guarantees a vacation of your own choosing. Never is the solo traveler required to place somebody else’s needs before their own. Spend an entire vacation poolside or join a 4am rave—no one is stopping you! From the City of Lights to the City by the Bay, Orbitz knows all the best places for solo explorations. Have a ball, the world is truly your oyster! 

Maybe it’s the fact that Chicago is home to more bars per capita than any other city in the nation that we think of it as safe haven for loners or perhaps it’s that Chicago-set films like About Last Night and High Fidelity have cast the city as a single’s paradise, but whatever the reason, dense, walkable and friendly Chicago is a solo traveler’s dream city.

Attractions

Art Institute of Chicago masterworks including “Paris Street; Rainy Day” and “Nighthawks” beg for quiet contemplation; Cloud Gate (aka the Bean), the entrance to Wrigley Field and the Skydeck at Willis Tower were made for selfies; and the 18-mile Lakefront Trail is a runner’s paradise.

Restaurants

Hipster diner Dove’s Luncheonette is crawling with solo eaters; make friends with the cooks at the kitchen counter at Logan Square newbie Giant; solo seats and cracker thin pizzas abound at Eataly; and late-night Francophile diner Au Cheval is a beacon for parties of one.

Bars

Play a vintage video games at Emporium in Wicker Park, make easy friends with a Chicago sports fan at Wrigleyville taprooms Cubby Bear, Johny Barleycorn and Casey Moran’s, swipe right on nearby hipsters at Bar DeVille, Heavy Feather and Danny’s Tavern and make a dreamy same-sex connection at Sidetrack, Roscoe’s and Scarlet.

Hotels

Make friends at the rooftop bars at the Hotel Lincoln and Rafaello; mingle at the Up & Up Lounge at the Robey and the second floor game room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel; chill with a stylish backpacker crowd at the Acme Hotel and Freehand Hostel; and seek seriously luxe company at posh places like the Bar at The Peninsula or The Langham lobby.

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Congress Plaza Hotel

Congress Plaza Hotel

520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.4 out of 5 (143 reviews)

    Built in 1893, this downtown Chicago hotel offers a convenient location across from Grant Park and close to Lake Michigan.

    Congress Plaza Hotel$78

    Congress Plaza Hotel$78
    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

    17 E Monroe St, Chicago
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.1 out of 5 (834 reviews)

      This 1925 Beaux Arts-style Chicago hotel is steps from Millennium Park, 2 blocks from Macy's and the Art Institute, and 1 mile from Lake Michigan, Magnificent ...

      Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$90

      Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$90
      Freehand Chicago

      Freehand Chicago

      19 East Ohio Street, Chicago
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (44 reviews)

        Located in River North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chinese Consulate, Holy Name Cathedral, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Museum of Contemporary ...

        Freehand Chicago$86

        Freehand Chicago$86
        Comfort Inn Arlington Heights - O'Hare

        Comfort Inn Arlington Heights - O'Hare

        2120 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights
          2.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (39 reviews)

          Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ned Brown Forest Preserve and Heritage Park. Arlington Lakes Golf Club and Metropolis Performing ...

          Comfort Inn Arlington Heights - O'Hare$68

          Comfort Inn Arlington Heights - O'Hare$68
          Warwick Allerton - Chicago

          Warwick Allerton - Chicago

          701 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (728 reviews)

            Located on Michigan Avenue in the middle of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, this 1920s Italian Renaissance hotel is surrounded by fashionable shops, 1 mile from ...

            Warwick Allerton - Chicago$76

            Warwick Allerton - Chicago$76
            Hyatt Regency Chicago

            Hyatt Regency Chicago

            151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.1 out of 5 (863 reviews)

              This Magnificent Mile hotel is located among Chicago's world-class shopping, restaurants and attractions. The Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Art Institute are ...

              Hyatt Regency Chicago$115

              Hyatt Regency Chicago$115
              The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

              The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

              127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (221 reviews)

                Located in River North, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Magnificent Mile, John Hancock Center, and Chicago Water Tower. Merchandise Mart and ...

                The Godfrey Hotel Chicago$84

                The Godfrey Hotel Chicago$84
                Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile

                676 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (42 reviews)

                  Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile is at the center of Chicago’s most prestigious neighborhood, 3 blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan and around the ...

                  Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile$149

                  Omni Chicago Suites - Magnificent Mile$149
                  Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport

                  Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport

                  Ohare International Airport, Chicago
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.9 out of 5 (203 reviews)

                    The only hotel on airport property, the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport is located 2 miles from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the Rosemont Theatre, ...

                    Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport$110

                    Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport$110
                    Edward Hotel Chicago

                    Edward Hotel Chicago

                    6600 N. Mannheim Rd, Rosemont
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.0 out of 5 (170 reviews)

                      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Allstate Arena and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rivers Casino and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. ...

                      Edward Hotel Chicago$99

                      Edward Hotel Chicago$99

                      Countless TV shows and romantic comedies have pointed to New York City as the quintessential home of the single gal and guy. Let there be no doubt, the Big Apple is a paradise for parties of one. Whether it’s quiet contemplation at the National September 11 Memorial, an early morning stroll along the Highline or your very own counter seat at the city’s hottest restaurant, have a solo ball in NYC.

                      Attractions
                      NYC loves its single travelers. Angle your camera just perfectly to snap an Instagram-worthy photo of the Brooklyn Bridge; enjoy a Broadway show (the best last-minute tickets are usually single seats); jog through Central Park; work on your novel in a West Village café; and duck into the Angelika or IFC and catch a matinee. After hours, a million nightclubs, speakeasies and dive bars beckon the global nomad.

                      Restaurants
                      Braving the queues at Shake Shack are best done with a companion, but there are tons of great places for solo eats. At Mission Chinese, solo diners make new friends at family-style tables; legendary Katz’s Deli is great for a solo bite (despite what Harry and Sally might say); the gorgeous bar at Balthazar is ideal for singles; and of course, food halls like Gotham West Market or Hudson Eats are perfect alone.

                      Bars
                      The camaraderie level is high at sing-along tavern Marie’s Crisis; laidback Library Bar at The NoMad Hotel is perfect for a little quiet time; McSorley’s Old Ale House is the oldest bar in NYC and an ideal joint for meeting fellow tourists; Union Pool in Williamsburg is a singles hot spot; and the Mermaid Inn (a seafood restaurant with two locations) has great bar seating and even better happy hour specials.

                      Hotels
                      Solo travelers will love the stylish new Stewart Hotel, which is close to the Empire State Building and offers budget-friendly Petite Rooms; The Jane Hotel in the West Village vaunts old-time bellhops and also has mini cabin rooms (with shared bath) at dirt cheap rates; the lobby at the Ace Hotel is always abuzz; and the rooftop terrace at the Yotel in Times Square is ideal for meeting fellow travelers over sunset city views.

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                      The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

                      The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

                      45 E 45th Street, New York
                        4.0 out of 5.0
                         
                         
                        3.2 out of 5 (286 reviews)

                        Located at the corner of East 45th Street and Madison Avenue, the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, provides ready access to shopping, as well as Broadway theaters, ...

                        The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City$134

                        The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City$134
                        YOTEL New York

                        YOTEL New York

                        570 Tenth Avenue, New York
                          4.0 out of 5.0
                           
                           
                          4.2 out of 5 (209 reviews)

                          This Manhattan hotel is in the Midtown West neighborhood, 0.8 mile from Times Square and within one-half mile of the New Amsterdam Theater and Madame Tussauds ...

                          YOTEL New York$99

                          YOTEL New York$99
                          Park Central Hotel New York

                          Park Central Hotel New York

                          870 7th Ave, New York
                            4.0 out of 5.0
                             
                             
                            3.9 out of 5 (362 reviews)

                            This Midtown New York hotel, renovated October, 2013, offers a desirable location diagonally across from Carnegie Hall, 1 block from Broadway, 2 blocks from ...

                            Park Central Hotel New York$100

                            Park Central Hotel New York$100
                            Salisbury Hotel

                            Salisbury Hotel

                            123 W 57th St, New York
                              3.0 out of 5.0
                               
                               
                              3.7 out of 5 (176 reviews)

                              The budget-friendly Salisbury Hotel hotel offers a prime Midtown location just 2 blocks from Central Park and within walking distance of Times Square and Broadway ...

                              Salisbury Hotel$109

                              Salisbury Hotel$109
                              Pod 51

                              Pod 51

                              230 E 51st St, New York
                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                 
                                 
                                3.9 out of 5 (253 reviews)

                                The innovative Pod Hotel offers compact, cleverly designed rooms and a prime location 4 blocks from Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, less than 6 blocks from the Theater ...

                                Pod 51$89

                                Pod 51$89
                                Pod Times Square

                                Pod Times Square

                                400 W 42nd Street, New York
                                  3.0 out of 5.0
                                   
                                   
                                  4.5 out of 5 (41 reviews)

                                  This hotel is located in New York (Midtown), close to American Lyric Theater, Times Square, and Broadway. Also nearby are Macy's and New York Public ...

                                  Pod Times Square$85

                                  Pod Times Square$85
                                  The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

                                  The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

                                  481 Eighth Ave., New York
                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                     
                                     
                                    3.8 out of 5 (487 reviews)

                                    Rising 40 stories across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, this hotel is 1 block from Macy's, 3 blocks from the Javits Convention Center, and 4 blocks ...

                                    The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel$98

                                    The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel$98
                                    Paramount Times Square

                                    Paramount Times Square

                                    235 West 46th Street, New York
                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                       
                                       
                                      3.0 out of 5 (112 reviews)

                                      Set amid Broadway theaters, this stylish New York hotel is a half-block from Times Square and half a block from Restaurant Row. Bryant Park, Minskoff Theater, ...

                                      Paramount Times Square$99

                                      Paramount Times Square$99
                                      The Belvedere Hotel

                                      The Belvedere Hotel

                                      319 W 48th St, New York
                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                         
                                         
                                        4.3 out of 5 (227 reviews)

                                        This New York hotel is in the center of all the action, located in the cluster of Broadway theaters. The center of Times Square is 2 blocks away, and Rockefeller ...

                                        The Belvedere Hotel$119

                                        The Belvedere Hotel$119
                                        Row NYC

                                        Row NYC

                                        700 8th Avenue, New York
                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                           
                                           
                                          3.5 out of 5 (325 reviews)

                                          This Theater District hotel is at the corner of West 45th Street and Eighth Avenue, 1 block west of Times Square and 6 blocks west of Rockefeller Center.

                                          Row NYC$85

                                          Row NYC$85

                                          The City by the Bay has always been a safe haven for dreamers and drifters, artists and poets and eccentric types. Despite the encroachment of Silicon Valley tech workers, it’s still a place where visitors are encouraged to dance to the beat of their own idiosyncratic drum. Stroll one vibrant neighborhood after another in walkable San Francisco and come prepared for blankets of fog—especially in summer.

                                          Attractions
                                          Spend hours rifling through literary tomes at indie bookseller and local treasure City Lights; give your gams a workout as you climb the Filbert Steps to Telegraph Hill; walk the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in hushed contemplation; take a free tour of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory; and snap irresistible selfies in front of SF icons such as Lombard Street, the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge.

                                          Restaurants
                                          San Franciscans love to talk about food so come hungry and prepared to start a conversation! Join the queue at Mission bakery Tartine and chat up your neighbors; snag one of the few counter seats at incredible State Bird Provisions; classic eateries Zuni Café, Swan Oyster Depot and Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store and Café are tailor made for solo diners; and don’t forget a counter burger at Cockscomb.

                                          Bars
                                          Make like a tourist and head to the Top of the Mark at the InterContinental for a drink with jaw-dropping city views or hit the nearby Fairmont Hotel for a signature Mai-Tai at tiki-themed Tonga Room. You won’t feel lonely at teensy Black Horse London Pub—the smallest taproom in town; hipster hit Comstock Saloon recalls the city’s Barbary past and glassy Twin Peaks offers the best people watching in gay ‘hood Castro.

                                          Hotels
                                          Disappear like a diva at the Phoenix Hotel, a rock ‘n’ roll boutique lodging in the scruffy Tenderloin neighborhood. Meet a stranger over $6 specialty cocktails at the Blue Mermaid happy hour at the Argonaut Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf. Find budget digs at the cheap and cheerful Cow Hollow Inn and get toasty at the Fireside at Hotel Zeppelin, a lobby by day and style speakeasy bar by night.

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                                          Hotel Whitcomb

                                          Hotel Whitcomb

                                          1231 Market St, San Francisco
                                            3.5 out of 5.0
                                             
                                             
                                            3.3 out of 5 (602 reviews)

                                            Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

                                            Hotel Whitcomb$89

                                            Hotel Whitcomb$89
                                            Hotel Spero

                                            Hotel Spero

                                            405 Taylor St, San Francisco
                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                               
                                               
                                              4.7 out of 5 (22 reviews)

                                              Hotel Spero is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

                                              Hotel Spero$139

                                              Hotel Spero$139
                                              Hyatt Regency San Francisco

                                              Hyatt Regency San Francisco

                                              5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                 
                                                 
                                                4.1 out of 5 (206 reviews)

                                                The 17-story Hyatt Regency is located on the Embarcadero waterfront, across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, close to the Embarcadero Center, Union Square, ...

                                                Hyatt Regency San Francisco$142

                                                Hyatt Regency San Francisco$142
                                                Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

                                                Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

                                                495 Jefferson St, San Francisco
                                                  4.5 out of 5.0
                                                   
                                                   
                                                  4.4 out of 5 (136 reviews)

                                                  Across the street from San Francisco Bay, this boutique hotel occupies a creatively converted 1909 brick warehouse; fun-filled Fisherman's Wharf is right outside; ...

                                                  Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel$159

                                                  Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel$159
                                                  Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                  Hotel Nikko San Francisco

                                                  222 Mason St, San Francisco
                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    4.2 out of 5 (389 reviews)

                                                    The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. ...

                                                    Hotel Nikko San Francisco$176

                                                    Hotel Nikko San Francisco$176
                                                    Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

                                                    Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

                                                    326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
                                                      2.0 out of 5.0
                                                       
                                                       
                                                      2.5 out of 5 (695 reviews)

                                                      This 200-room hotel is 2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

                                                      Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$59

                                                      Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$59
                                                      La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

                                                      La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

                                                      20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
                                                        2.5 out of 5.0
                                                         
                                                         
                                                        3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

                                                        2 blocks from the South San Francisco Conference Center and 1 mile from the airport, this hotel offers complimentary airport transportation, and downtown San ...

                                                        La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North$76

                                                        La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North$76
                                                        Pullman San Francisco Bay

                                                        Pullman San Francisco Bay

                                                        223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                           
                                                           
                                                          4.1 out of 5 (142 reviews)

                                                          Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

                                                          Pullman San Francisco Bay$107

                                                          Pullman San Francisco Bay$107
                                                          Hilton San Francisco Union Square

                                                          Hilton San Francisco Union Square

                                                          333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco
                                                            4.0 out of 5.0
                                                             
                                                             
                                                            3.9 out of 5 (542 reviews)

                                                            Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, and Moscone Center. Upgraded rooms offer ...

                                                            Hilton San Francisco Union Square$117

                                                            Hilton San Francisco Union Square$117
                                                            Hotel Focus SFO

                                                            Hotel Focus SFO

                                                            111 Mitchell Ave, South San Francisco
                                                              3.0 out of 5.0
                                                               
                                                               
                                                              2.9 out of 5 (40 reviews)

                                                              Hotel Focus SFO is 3 miles (4.8 km) from San Francisco International Airport and a 15-minute walk from So. California Caltrain Station. It's a half-hour drive ...

                                                              Hotel Focus SFO$84

                                                              Hotel Focus SFO$84

                                                              The Live Music Capital of the World might be the ideal city for rounding up your squad and hitting one of its numerous fests (South By Southwest, Austin City Limits, etc.), but whether you’re enjoying some alone time at the bar at one of its numerous honkytonks or stuffing your face full of barbecue, a solo day on the town is definitely a welcome way to explore this Lone Star gem.

                                                              Attractions
                                                              Hit Zilker Trail for an early morning jog or kayak; swim laps at spring-fed Barton Springs pool; catch a few rays far from any watchful eyes at clothing optional Hippie Hollow; “Snap” the city’s million bats fleeing Congress Bridge at dusk; spend some time in hushed contemplation at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden; rummage through Austin’s funky boutiques and thrift stores; and catch a flick at Alamo Drafthouse.

                                                              Restaurants
                                                              Austin is full of food trucks, which are great for solo (and budget) travelers. We recommend Luke’s Inside-Out, East Side King and Micklethwait Craft Meats. Elsewhere around town, snag a bar seat at excellent Barley Swine, sidle up to the counter at Hopdoddy Burger Bar or shuck an oyster at the bar at Perla’s. Franklin Barbecue rules, but the lines are long so come ready to chat up the folks next to you.

                                                              Bars
                                                              Where to begin? Beloved by locals, Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon is perfect for a packed night of honkytonk country music (and Sunday bingo!). Rainey Street is full of taverns of every stripe; check out Container Bar (a nightclub made out of shipping containers) or the sprawling outdoor patio at Bungalow. Meanwhile, there’s tourist bars galore on 6th Street and a great lounge at the South Congress Hotel.

                                                              Hotels
                                                              The coolest crash pad in town has got to be the South Congress Hotel. Its aforementioned bar is hopping so be ready for new connections. Want to stay close to the singles scene? The taprooms along Historic Rainey Street are close to the stylish Hotel Van Zandt. Meanwhile, bumping 6th Street is still a nightlife epicenter which means a stay at the legendary Driskill Hotel by Hyatt might just be in order.

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                                                              Omni Austin Hotel

                                                              Omni Austin Hotel

                                                              700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                4.1 out of 5 (31 reviews)

                                                                Located in the middle of downtown, this Austin hotel is one block from the 6th Street entertainment district, 5 blocks from the convention center, and 6 blocks ...

                                                                Omni Austin Hotel$127

                                                                Omni Austin Hotel$127
                                                                Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark

                                                                Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark

                                                                4140 Governors Row, Austin
                                                                  4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                   
                                                                   
                                                                  3.9 out of 5 (30 reviews)

                                                                  This 14-story Omni hotel in Austin's busy high-tech corridor is popular with corporate travelers, offering extensive conference facilities and wireless Internet ...

                                                                  Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark$99

                                                                  Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark$99
                                                                  Drury Inn & Suites Austin North

                                                                  Drury Inn & Suites Austin North

                                                                  6711 I 35 North, Austin
                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                                                    4.3 out of 5 (55 reviews)

                                                                    Located in North Loop, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Elisabet Ney Museum, Thinkery, and Hyde Park Theatre. Norris Conference Centers and St. David's Medical ...

                                                                    Drury Inn & Suites Austin North$100

                                                                    Drury Inn & Suites Austin North$100
                                                                    Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin

                                                                    Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin

                                                                    3401 South I-35, Austin
                                                                      3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                       
                                                                       
                                                                      3.9 out of 5 (164 reviews)

                                                                      This contemporary hotel is located near from downtown Austin, less than 4 miles from the 6th Street entertainment district and the University of Texas. The Circuit ...

                                                                      Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin$71

                                                                      Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin$71
                                                                      Orangewood Inn & Suites Midtown

                                                                      Orangewood Inn & Suites Midtown

                                                                      9121 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin
                                                                        2.0 out of 5.0
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                        3.2 out of 5 (32 reviews)

                                                                        Located in the heart of Austin, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of North Cross Mall, LBJ Presidential Library, and Norris Conference Centers. Thinkery and ...

                                                                        Orangewood Inn & Suites Midtown$53

                                                                        Orangewood Inn & Suites Midtown$53
                                                                        Fairmont Austin

                                                                        Fairmont Austin

                                                                        101 Red River St, Austin
                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                          4.5 out of 5 (37 reviews)

                                                                          This spa hotel is located in Austin (Downtown Austin), close to Austin Convention Center, Governor's Mansion, and Texas State Capitol. Also nearby are Bob Bullock ...

                                                                          Fairmont Austin$142

                                                                          Fairmont Austin$142
                                                                          La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown

                                                                          La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown

                                                                          300 E 11th St, Austin
                                                                            2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                             
                                                                             
                                                                            3.2 out of 5 (170 reviews)

                                                                            This downtown Austin hotel is 2 blocks from the Texas State Capitol and 6 blocks from Symphony Square.

                                                                            La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown$67

                                                                            La Quinta Inn Austin Capitol / Downtown$67
                                                                            Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Austin South

                                                                            Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Austin South

                                                                            4701 S I 35, Austin
                                                                              2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                              3.2 out of 5 (138 reviews)

                                                                              Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Austin South offers a budget-friendly stay on highway I-35, a 20-minute drive from vibrant downtown Austin. Guests who prefer nature to nightlife ...

                                                                              Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Austin South$51

                                                                              Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Austin South$51
                                                                              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Austin North (Pflugerville), TX

                                                                              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Austin North (Pflugerville), TX

                                                                              14620 North IH-35, Austin
                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                 
                                                                                 
                                                                                3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

                                                                                Located in Wells Branch, this hotel is 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from St. David's North Austin Medical Center and within 12 mi (20 km) of The Domain and Round Rock Premium ...

                                                                                Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Austin North (Pflugerville), TX$69

                                                                                Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Austin North (Pflugerville), TX$69
                                                                                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum

                                                                                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum

                                                                                8901 Business Park Dr, Austin
                                                                                  3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                                                  3.9 out of 5 (65 reviews)

                                                                                  Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of North Cross Mall, Norris Conference Centers, and The Domain. Lake Austin and Mayfield ...

                                                                                  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum$95

                                                                                  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum$95

                                                                                  We’re mad crazy for Portland’s mouthwatering food trucks, oddball energy, farm-to-table everything and even its moody weather. A city of entrepreneurs and eccentrics boasting a mountain in its backyard and two rivers bisecting its energetic downtown, we declare it one of the nation’s great cities for solo exploration—be they indoors or out.

                                                                                  Attractions
                                                                                  Wake up and smell the roses—literally!—at the International Rose Test Garden and don’t miss some quiet time at the nearby Japanese Garden. Spend an hour or two (or more) sifting through great lit at Powell’s City of Books, the largest indie bookseller on earth. Meet up with a group tour to Multnomah Falls or idle away an afternoon on the beach at Sauvie Island—weather permitting!

                                                                                  Restaurants
                                                                                  There’s no greater solo eating experience than a food cart and Portland has an estimated 700 of them. Our favorites include Carte Blanche, Lula’s, Viking Soul Food, Tidbit Food Farm and Garden and the Dutch tacos at Flavour Spot. Elsewhere around town, take a counter seat and order a charcuterie platter at Olympia Provisions; sidle up to the lengthy bar at Farm Spirit for creative vegetarian fare; or line up with the other tourists for a wacky flavored donut from Voodoo. Triple Chocolate Penetration, anyone?

                                                                                  Bars
                                                                                  Imagine yourself on a Tahitian vacation at tiki bar Hale Pele; run up the high score on Ms. PacMan and Donkey Kong at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade; get boozy and woozy at the happy hour at Interurban (and wash it down with some seriously good eats); try one of several hundred whiskies at the fancy Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library; and see the next great indie band at the Douglas Fir Lounge.

                                                                                  Hotels
                                                                                  Nurture your spirit or work on your screenplay at the Sentinel's artsy and exclusive "Room at the End of the Hall"; the evening hosted wine hour at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage is a great to place to meet other wandering spirits; the woodsy Douglas Fir bar at the cheap and cheerful Jupiter Hotel is always bumping; hang out by the fire pit at mid-century inspired luxury Hotel Modera; or hang with your best four-legged pal at the dog-friendly Hotel deLuxe.

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                                                                                  Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport

                                                                                  Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport

                                                                                  7101 NE 82nd Ave, Portland
                                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                     
                                                                                     
                                                                                    3.5 out of 5 (458 reviews)

                                                                                    Guests on the go appreciate the hotel's complimentary, 24-hour airport shuttle and a convenient location about 5 miles from Lloyd Center shopping and 8 miles ...

                                                                                    Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport$71

                                                                                    Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport$71
                                                                                    Dossier

                                                                                    Dossier

                                                                                    750 SW Alder Street, Portland
                                                                                      4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
                                                                                      4.5 out of 5 (55 reviews)

                                                                                      This downtown Portland hotel is close to the Pearl District's nightlife, prized restaurants, unique shops, arts/cultural venues, and the waterfront. It is also ...

                                                                                      Dossier$130

                                                                                      Dossier$130
                                                                                      Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

                                                                                      Staypineapple at Hotel Rose

                                                                                      50 SW Morrison Street, Portland
                                                                                        3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                         
                                                                                         
                                                                                        4.2 out of 5 (88 reviews)

                                                                                        Set across from the Willamette River and Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and river walk, this 5-story hotel is 4 blocks from downtown's Pioneer Place.

                                                                                        Staypineapple at Hotel Rose$98

                                                                                        Staypineapple at Hotel Rose$98
                                                                                        Hotel Modera

                                                                                        Hotel Modera

                                                                                        515 Southwest Clay St, Portland
                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.2 out of 5 (267 reviews)

                                                                                          Downtown boutique hotel adjacent to light rail; close to Tom McCall Waterfront Park; within 4 blocks of Portland Art Museum.

                                                                                          Hotel Modera$95

                                                                                          Hotel Modera$95
                                                                                          The Heathman Hotel

                                                                                          The Heathman Hotel

                                                                                          1001 SW Broadway, Portland
                                                                                            4.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                             
                                                                                             
                                                                                            4.0 out of 5 (22 reviews)

                                                                                            Located in the downtown core of both the financial and artistic core of the city, The Heathman Hotel is within a few blocks of Pioneer Courthouse Square, City ...

                                                                                            The Heathman Hotel$136

                                                                                            The Heathman Hotel$136
                                                                                            River's Edge Hotel

                                                                                            River's Edge Hotel

                                                                                            0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland
                                                                                              4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                               
                                                                                               
                                                                                              4.1 out of 5 (164 reviews)

                                                                                              Close to I-5, overlooking the Willamette River and adjacent to the Willamette Greenway, this stylish boutique hotel is a half-mile from Water Tower shopping ...

                                                                                              River's Edge Hotel$95

                                                                                              River's Edge Hotel$95
                                                                                              The Benson, a Coast Hotel

                                                                                              The Benson, a Coast Hotel

                                                                                              309 SW Broadway, Portland
                                                                                                4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                4.2 out of 5 (273 reviews)

                                                                                                Built in 1913, this hotel is 4 blocks from Pioneer Square, MAX light rail trains, downtown shopping, and Pearl District shops, galleries, and restaurants. The ...

                                                                                                The Benson, a Coast Hotel$142

                                                                                                The Benson, a Coast Hotel$142
                                                                                                University Place Hotel & Conference Center

                                                                                                University Place Hotel & Conference Center

                                                                                                310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland
                                                                                                  2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  3.2 out of 5 (67 reviews)

                                                                                                  Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Dreamer, Portland State University, and Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Pioneer Courthouse ...

                                                                                                  University Place Hotel & Conference Center$70

                                                                                                  University Place Hotel & Conference Center$70
                                                                                                  Oxford Suites Portland - Jantzen Beach

                                                                                                  Oxford Suites Portland - Jantzen Beach

                                                                                                  12226 N Jantzen Drive, Portland
                                                                                                    3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    3.9 out of 5 (52 reviews)

                                                                                                    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Portland Expo Center, Portland Meadows Racetrack, and Portland International Raceway. Vancouver ...

                                                                                                    Oxford Suites Portland - Jantzen Beach$94

                                                                                                    Oxford Suites Portland - Jantzen Beach$94
                                                                                                    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland International Airport, OR

                                                                                                    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland International Airport, OR

                                                                                                    7025 NE Alderwood Rd, Portland
                                                                                                      3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      4.1 out of 5 (285 reviews)

                                                                                                      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Cascade Station and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Grotto. Portland Meadows Racetrack and Alberta Park are ...

                                                                                                      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland International Airport, OR$88

                                                                                                      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland International Airport, OR$88

                                                                                                      Both the rowdy spring breakers and bachelorettes that run loose along Bourbon Street and the canoodling couples that board the horse-drawn carriages in Jackson Square paint a lopsided portrait of the Big Easy. A city cherished for its homegrown weirdness is naturally a place where the lone traveler will delight in meeting both colorful locals and other solo adventurers.

                                                                                                      Attractions
                                                                                                      Seek solitude among the dead at one of NOLA’s aboveground cemeteries; St. Louis National Cemetery is the city’s most famous. Snap a selfie in front of the marvelous works of art at the Besthoff Sculpture Garden at City Park, shop for irresistible tchotchkes at the French Market and spend an entire afternoon people watching in Jackson Square. Note: People watching in the Quarter never gets boring!

                                                                                                      Restaurants
                                                                                                      N’awlins is a city serious about its culinary offerings. The teensy takeout window at Killer Poboys at the Erin Rose bar is perfect for parties of one; take a counter seat in front of the kitchen at Cochon where cooks whip up innovative Cajun fare, and of course, save room for chicory coffee and beignets drenched in powdered sugar at Café du Monde (which is conveniently open 24 hours daily).

                                                                                                      Bars
                                                                                                      Ready to imbibe? You’ll have zero trouble meeting a fellow traveler or two (or four) at the Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt Hotel where the namesake cocktail is the drink of choice; the happy hour at Capdeville in the Central Business District is one of the best places in town to meet locals; and hear the best jazz around while rubbing shoulders (and arms and elbows) with perfect strangers at the tightly packed in and weathered Spotted Cat on Frenchmen Street.

                                                                                                      Hotels
                                                                                                      Always a magnet for young creatives, the Ace Hotel now boasts a location near Lafayette Square; make a beeline for the rooftop garden which includes a bar and swimming pool. Follow in the footsteps of legendary writers Hemingway, Faulkner and Tennessee Williams at the storied Hotel Monteleone and buy a round for fellow travelers at the gorgeous—and revolving Carousel Bar. Lastly, don’t miss a morning pastry at Tout La located within the irresistible lobby at The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery.

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                                                                                                      Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

                                                                                                      Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans

                                                                                                      820 Poydras Street, New Orleans
                                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        4.6 out of 5 (77 reviews)

                                                                                                        Located in Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lafayette Square, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and National World War II Museum. Jackson ...

                                                                                                        Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans$100

                                                                                                        Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans$100
                                                                                                        Le Pavillon Hotel

                                                                                                        Le Pavillon Hotel

                                                                                                        833 Poydras St, New Orleans
                                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          4.4 out of 5 (758 reviews)

                                                                                                          This historic Beaux Arts hotel in the heart of downtown New Orleans is .6 mi away from both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Ernest N. Morial Convention ...

                                                                                                          Le Pavillon Hotel$129

                                                                                                          Le Pavillon Hotel$129
                                                                                                          Maison Dupuy Hotel

                                                                                                          Maison Dupuy Hotel

                                                                                                          1001 Toulouse St, New Orleans
                                                                                                            3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            4.1 out of 5 (101 reviews)

                                                                                                            This French Quarter hotel is located on a quiet residential street just 2 blocks from Bourbon Street and within walking distance to Jackson Square, the French ...

                                                                                                            Maison Dupuy Hotel$109

                                                                                                            Maison Dupuy Hotel$109
                                                                                                            Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area

                                                                                                            Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area

                                                                                                            1752 Gause Blvd E, Slidell
                                                                                                              2.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              3.7 out of 5 (26 reviews)

                                                                                                              Situated in Slidell, this hotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Honey Island Swamp and 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from Infinity Science Center. John C. Stennis Space Center and ...

                                                                                                              Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area$78

                                                                                                              Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area$78
                                                                                                              SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr

                                                                                                              SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr

                                                                                                              301 Saint Joseph St, New Orleans
                                                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                4.1 out of 5 (60 reviews)

                                                                                                                Located in Lower Garden District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Louisiana Children's Museum, National World War II Museum, and Ernest N. Morial Convention ...

                                                                                                                SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr$84

                                                                                                                SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Orleans DT/Convention Ctr$84
                                                                                                                Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center

                                                                                                                Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center

                                                                                                                315 Julia St, New Orleans
                                                                                                                  3.5 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  3.8 out of 5 (84 reviews)

                                                                                                                  Situated on the famous New Orleans Gallery Row, this hotel is just 2 blocks from the Ernest N Morial Convention Center and 7 blocks from the vibrant nightlife ...

                                                                                                                  Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center$99

                                                                                                                  Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans Convention Center$99
                                                                                                                  Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

                                                                                                                  Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

                                                                                                                  214 Royal Street, New Orleans
                                                                                                                    4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                    4.4 out of 5 (371 reviews)

                                                                                                                    This historic hotel opened in 1886 and is 1 block from Bourbon Street, 4 blocks from Jackson Square and Harrah's Casino, and within walking distance of the famous ...

                                                                                                                    Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans$159

                                                                                                                    Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans$159
                                                                                                                    The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

                                                                                                                    The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

                                                                                                                    100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans
                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      4.0 out of 5 (133 reviews)

                                                                                                                      Overlooking the Mississippi River, this 29-story New Orleans hotel is adjacent to Harrah's New Orleans Casino and the lively French Quarter, and within 0.5 mile ...

                                                                                                                      The Westin New Orleans Canal Place$109

                                                                                                                      The Westin New Orleans Canal Place$109
                                                                                                                      Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower

                                                                                                                      Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower

                                                                                                                      275 Whitney Ave, Gretna
                                                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        4.1 out of 5 (58 reviews)

                                                                                                                        Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and National World War II ...

                                                                                                                        Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower$79

                                                                                                                        Holiday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower$79
                                                                                                                        Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

                                                                                                                        Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

                                                                                                                        124 Royal St, New Orleans
                                                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          4.0 out of 5 (160 reviews)

                                                                                                                          This hotel is in New Orleans in the French Quarter, a block from Bourbon Street and half-block to the business district. The hotel is in close proximity to the ...

                                                                                                                          Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter$95

                                                                                                                          Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter$95

                                                                                                                          Intrepid travelers love the thrill of visiting a foreign destination without a companion. Some cities are tailor-made for solo explorations. Paris is arguably the quintessential city for idling alone in an outdoor café to work on one’s novel or simply watch the world go by. But of course, there’s also London, Tokyo and Bangkok, mega-cities that thrum night and day with numerous activities for the solo seeker. How about Dublin and its pub culture readymade for meeting locals and fellow travelers alike?

                                                                                                                          With safety top of mind for many travelers, destinations where the crime rate is low continue to beckon. Reykjavik is safe, compact and recently more affordable (plus everyone speaks English!) and Vancouver likewise remains a top city for urban explorations without having to watch one’s back. Meanwhile, solo travelers seeking spirituality continue to visit Bali in large numbers while history buffs (who may also happen to like the beach) are discovering the charms of affordable and walkable Dubrovnik in Croatia.

                                                                                                                          There’s a big world out there; don’t be shy about discovering it sans companion.

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