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7 Relaxing Vacation Spots In The USA To Consider When Traveling Solo

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

In the early stages of divorce, life can be both sad and stressful. However, life after divorce offers the opportunity to discover how to be happy again. To get started on your journey, perhaps you may need a change of scenery. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a peaceful solo get-away. Pack your bags and prepare to explore America the Beautiful, as we take a tour of the some of the most relaxing vacation spots in the United States.

The Hawaiian Islands

Maui was recently named U.S. News and World Report’s #1 Best Relaxing Getaway in the USA, with The Big Island not far behind. Known for its lush vegetation, crystal clear water, golden sand, and tropical climate, it’s easy to understand why the Hawaiian Islands are such a popular vacation destination. However, of the eight major islands, both Lanai and Kauai stand out from the crowd when you are looking for some alone time. These remote havens are perfect for a relaxing vacation filled with sunbathing, sightseeing, and possibly even some surfing.


Native Americans consider Sedona a sacred place of spiritual healing and renewal. This scenic, desert region of Arizona is easily one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Here, you’ll find incredible rock formations surrounded by over a million acres of national forest. After you take in the breath-taking views, stroll through town and visit one of the many art galleries, spas, or Sedona vineyards.

The Outer Banks

Known as the OBX, these remote barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina stretch for 130-miles. With an abundance of clean, quiet beaches and a casual seaside vibe, visitors to these charming islands feel more like locals than tourists. Rest on a porch overlooking the ocean and enjoy the breeze, stroll on the warm sand collecting seashells, or visit one of the several lighthouses in the area.


Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills in Colorado, Boulder is an easy place to explore on your own if you love the great outdoors. Spend your vacation days biking the Boulder Creek Path, or hiking Sugarloaf Mountain, the Flatirons or Chautauqua Park. Then take time to visit the Boulder Farmers’ Market, or simply breathe in some fresh mountain air while enjoying the many stores and restaurants on Pearl Street in the heart of town.

Washington, D.C.

The Nation’s Capital is a solo travelers dream. With the incredible (and free) Smithsonian Museums, spectacular memorials, monuments and gardens, world-class theater at the Kennedy Center, and a metro system that will take you wherever you wish to go, this historic city is yours to explore.

The Florida Keys

If serenity is what you seek, a take a solo trip to the Florida Keys. Here, you can bask in the sun’s warmth, dig your toes in the soft sand, and simply enjoy a good book. Once you are feeling refreshed and ready for some adventure, take a guided snorkeling excursion to see tropical fish up close and personal, or go parasailing above the spectacular turquoise water.

San Francisco

If you prefer to stay busy, this city in sunny California welcomes solo travelers with a wealth of diversions. Stroll through Fisherman’s Warf, visit Alcatraz Island, pedal a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, dine in China Town, and then hop on the famous cable cars and feel the wind in your hair — there’s no better way to travel.

These seven US destinations are merely a sampling of the many places to visit in this beautiful county we call home. Traveling without a companion can be a relaxing, revitalizing, and empowering experience. So take a deep breath, and don’t be afraid to get out there and explore on your own. You deserve to be happy, and a solo vacation may just be exactly what the doctor ordered for your post-divorce recovery.

If you are contemplating divorce, or struggling with a high-conflict divorce procedure, let Tamara Harris, CEO of Tamara Harris LLC, be your partner as you navigate through each stage of your journey. As an impartial, experienced professional, Tamara will work directly with you to give you the best tools and strategies to manage the specific challenges and uncertainties of divorce. Serving as your Divorce Coach and advocate, she will help you see clearly during this time where emotions can often impede and derail your divorce procedure. While each member of your high-conflict divorce team – lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, and other experts – will be advising you, Tamara will help you to synthesize this information, think strategically about the options you have with clarity and purpose, and get your divorce across the finish line. Visit for more information, or contact Tamara Harris to discuss becoming a client. All inquires will be held in confidence.

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