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Prime Location for a Solo Travel on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and you know what that means. The whole world seems to be starting to talk exclusively about love, romance and relationships!

It also often means that the travel world is starting to promote adventurous escapes for couples or a getaway for two in a romantic destination like Paris, aka, the city of love.

But let’s face it, just because you’re traveling on or around February 14th, doesn’t mean you want to think about Valentine’s day. Maybe you’re single, or maybe you’re in a relationship, but headed on your own solo travel adventure.

Either way, we’ve got you covered. Below is an overview of 9 solo travel destinations that guarantee two things:

You will have the best time doing the thing that will always have your heart (travel, obvs), and
You’ll forget what that big February 14 event is that people gush about (seriously, you’ll be like ” what’s the weather called? V-something day, right?”)
So raise your glass to a lifetime of travel and awesome adventures, and keep scrolling to choose your next solo travel Valentine’s day destination.

1. Turks and Caicos Islands

Looking for a solo travel tropical escape? Look no further than beautiful Turks and Caicos.

This beautiful archipelago of 40 coral island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas. you will be so mesmerized by the calm turquoise waters, that Valentine’s Day will not even come to your mind.

So what does one do while on a solo travel adventure in Turks and Caicos? Explore the beautiful waters of course! Home to colorful fish, turtles and Rays, Turks and Caicos is a great place to go snorkeling and diving.

If you’re looking for some self-care time, there’s a ton of world-class spas around for you to #treat yourself!

2. Queenstown, New Zealand

Aka, the adventure capital of the world and a dream for everyone on a solo travel adventure.

Queenstown is home to some epic activities like white water rafting, jet boating, river surfing, canyon swinging and bungee jumping! No one has time to think about Valentine’s day with so much adrenaline pumping through their veins!

Don’t worry, Queenstown has more to offer than adrenaline junkie adventures. If you are looking for some relaxation, go for a walk around Lake Wakatipu. Head to the Onsen Hot Pools now and prepare to sit back, relax and enjoy some quality your time.

From there, you could venture on a solo travel road trip from the South Island to take in all of New Zealand’s beautiful scenery (a must, especially if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan).

3. Las Vegas, NV

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas … or is it?! Solo travel in Vegas guarantees you’ll forget about Valentine’s day, and possibly what you got until the night before.

You have so much fun taking in all the casinos, restaurants, shows and parties, you have no time to think about anything or anyone else.

In your free time, go to The Venetian and take a gondola ride through the “Venice Grails”. You feel as relaxed as if you were in Italy, minus the Italian antics (Yes, we are talking about romance).

4. Inexpensive Flights To Machu Picchu, Peru

Like most travel lovers, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is probably on your wish list, right?

So why not book a solo travel adventure to Machu Picchu around Valentine’s day?

Being surrounded by the beautiful peaks of the Andes and exploring the incredible historical ruins will undoubtedly be breathtaking (figuratively and literally) in a way that Valentine’s day never could!

5. New York City, NY

What better way to forget Valentine’s day than to get lost in the hustle and bustle of New York City?!

Home to some of the most famous sights in the world, New York City is a must visit solo travel destination.

There is so much to see and do! From walking through Central Park, eating your heart out at all the incredible restaurant and roadside stands and checking out all the artwork in the Met.

Not to mention the view of the city from the top of the rock (or one of the many rooftop bars), watching a Broadway show, and shopping ’til you drop.

You will absolutely live your solo travel dream in New York City.

6. Easter Island, Polynesia

Solo travel around Easter Island is an adventure waiting to happen!

Of course, the main attraction is the famous (and incredible) moai statues, if you see them alone, you will forget about Valentine’s day.

You’ll also learn all about the island’s history and culture from the local Rapa Nui people (who happen to look pretty good, fyi).

Of course, Easter Island is an island, so you also have access to beautiful scenery like clear blue water with palm trees in the background – pure bliss!

7. Budapest, Hungary

Ah Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary. Budapest offers many great options for anyone on a solo travel adventure.

If you’re a fan of history or architecture, check out the beautiful Parliament House, the awesome statue of Liberty, Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and the must-see Hungarian parliament.

Want to relax in Budapest? Széchenyi Spa is beautiful and a great place to relax on your own, or to meet other fellow solo travelers.

Let’s not forget about a pub crawl through the Budapest ruin bars. A pub crawl will a) guarantee you have a great time, b) allow you to meet other fun travelers, and c) make you absolutely forget about Valentine’s day!

8. Sri Lanka

Home to a lot of history, culture, beautiful scenery (including famous tea plantations), cute elephants and delicious food = a solo travel win!

There is so much to see and do in Sri Lanka, Valentine’s Day will be the last thing on your mind.

If you are looking for the best way to take in the country, check out this scenic train route that guarantees you see and experience every aspect of Sri Lanka.

9. Ubud, Bali

For everything You Eat, Pray, Love fans out there!

Immerse yourself in the beautiful jungle landscape and lose all Valentine Day related thoughts.

Bali is pure bliss when you are on a solo travel adventure so you can relax and escape the madness of everyday life.

What are you waiting for? Head to Ubud and let yourself explore the countryside, eat the awesome local food, chill out by the pool, and do some yoga.

Pro tip-Many travel lovers and bloggers set up a base in Bali so you never know what friendships you might strike up while you’re there!

Which of these destinations are you planning on heading to for your solo Valentine’s day trips? Share your plans and thoughts in the comments below!

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