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.