From incredibly welcoming locals to high reputations for personal safety, these global cities have the perfect ingredients for an empowering solo trip. Be ambitious. Be self-indulgent. Most importantly, be an explorer in these companionless capitals by striking out on your own and experience travel through no one else's filter but your own!
As one of Europe's safest cities, Vienna is particularly encouraging to solo travelers. It's compact city center is easy to navigate, and the city is particularly beautiful at night with all of the lights. You'll feel perfectly safe walking around alone. When it comes to dining, sometimes eating alone can seem a little depressing, but with plenty of street-side cafés, there will be ample opportunities for people watching to pass the time.