Ever felt the need to take a break and just travel solo for a great adventure? It definitely sounds fun and exciting, but for women, it could get dangerous in certain parts of the world. Every woman who dreams of travelling all by herself should also factor in the safety part. But that definitely shouldn’t discourage you, and no way should you give up on your dream. There are places where women can travel just as freely as anybody else, without having to worry about being attacked.
Here’s a list of the safest cities around the world, for the solo woman traveler. Scandinavian countries always figure in the top 10 list for equal treatment for women, and even when it comes to safety, cities from Scandinavian countries top this list.
The capital city of Denmark is the largest city with a population of over 2 million people. Its renowned for its shopping areas and architecture. The architecture is almost fairy tale like. The city is vibrant and colorful. The city is a perfect blend of old and new.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is one of the most beautiful cities with a rich culture and heritage. This multicultural city has a lot to offer in terms of recreational activities. It is famous for the Byword market which is one of the oldest markets in Canada and sees over 50,000 visitors every day. Most importantly, the city is very welcoming and friendly.
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland is referred to as the “city of sails” because of the high number of yachts found in its harbor. Those of you visiting Auckland should not miss the pristine white beaches and the natural thermal springs. Also famous in Aukland is the black sand beach, the many volcanic cones that provide a spectacular view of the city and the many beautiful picnic spots that take you close to nature.
This vibrant city is the capital of Finland. This beautiful city was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council Of Societies of Industrial Design. As you travel through the city, you will find many Art Nouveau style buildings that are architecturally beautiful. You can also explore the beautiful art galleries and splurge on some shopping and try out the Nordic style of clothing .
Oslo is the capital and the largest city in Norway. The city has a sculpture park that showcases beautiful art pieces. The park alone attracts 1,000,000 visitors per year. You can also enjoy shopping and exploring the night clubs and cafes in downtown Oslo. Oslo is also a music hub with the biggest concert venues located in the city.
Malmo is the 3rd largest city in Sweden. Sweden boasts of beautiful people and culture. Malmo is a great destination for an adventure filled vacation. The city has an amazing natural landscape. There are many golf courses for recreation and the city has much to offer in terms of shopping choices and restaurants.
Hilo also called as the “Big Island” is rich with natural landscapes. While at Hilo, make sure to check out the 400 foot high Akaka Falls State Park waterfall that is sure to amaze you. Also a must visit is the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation where you can gorge on some delicious chocolate covered macadamia nuts. While at Hilo, you can also visit the beautiful parks in the city, natural wonders like Boiling Pots In Wailuku River state park, orchid farms. The city also houses the nations only rainforest zoo that has a collection of exotic plants and animals.
Setubal in Portugal is perfect for a private and relaxing vacation. It has great beaches. The cusine, especially the fresh seafood is something worth trying with a sip of the most delicious wine.
One of the most beautiful cities of Australia, Perth is famous for its beaches. But Perth is also more than just sunshine and beaches. The city effortlessly blends the raw natural beauty with urban making it a perfect base for a unique Australian experience. Perth also has the famous Kinds park which is one of the largest inner city parks. A visit to the wineries, shopping, unique restaurants and a swim in the beautiful beaches with the dolphins makes Perth an ideal travel destination.
Marseille is famous for its unique culture and heritage. This metropolitan city is famous for its beaches and delicious seafood meals. You can also enjoy boatrides to nearby islands and be amazed by the underwater remains of telescaphe.