The Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in the U.S.

The Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in the U.S.

Put away your preconceptions, because traveling alone in the United States is actually quite easy and safe to do, even for solo female travelers. Although it’s always recommended that you keep your guard up whilst traveling alone, there are a few cities that are safer than others, where women can roam freely without much worry. From the hilly streets of San Francisco to the tree hugging city of Portland to the sunny city of Honolulu, these are the safest cities for women to travel alone in the U.S.

5. San Francisco, California

It is one of the most favorite cities to visit, whether you are a solo female traveler or not, but it has the added bonus of being extremely safe. Getting into the city is a breeze, one simply has to hop on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train that runs from the airport directly downtown, only a 35-minute ride or so. The city is also super easy to navigate without a car as there is a great combination of cable cars, streetcars and buses that are easy to use. Stay near Union Square which is the main area for hotels as well as big restaurants and stores as the area is well lit at night and it’s easy to get to other parts of the city via transit from here. Not to miss attractions include Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, North Beach and more.

4. Portland, Oregon

Portland is an exciting city that not only offers a ton of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities as well as cultural events, but is extremely safe for sole women. One reason is because the people are just so genuinely friendly around this city, so if you get lost don’t hesitate to ask for directions as likely the first person you ask will be happy to help. The Portland International Hostel and Guest House is a great place for solo female travelers to stay as the staff and volunteers are excellent, plus they offer a bunch of freebies, walking tours and more. The Northwest district of Portland is loaded with cafes, unique stores and incredible coffee shops. Visit during the fall and experience Forest Park, which is loaded with hiking trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Getting to the city center is easy as one train will take you straight from the airport, and from there you can start your travels.

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