10 Places Every Woman Should Visit In Her Lifetime
There’s no learning experience quite like a vacation. All getaways are valuable, but some truly touch the soul.
Not sure what to put on your travel bucket list? Whether you’re on the hunt for romantic getaways or the best places to travel alone as a woman, you’ll definitely want to hit up these destinations:
1. Santorini, Greece
Home to awe-inspiring ruins and red sand beaches, Santorini has a welcoming population that will make you feel right at home. Add a vineyard visit to your itinerary; Greek wine is tragically underrated.
2. Zermatt, Switzerland
Switzerland is notoriously safe, and, thanks to its numerous hostels, well-suited to solo travel. A winding train trip through the Swiss Alps is recommended, but if you’re short on time, check out the famous Matterhorn in Zermatt. Located in Switzerland’s southern region, the city boasts both stunning scenery and delectable Italian cuisine.
3. Osaka, Japan
Forget Tokyo; Osaka is the best place to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Hip, yet friendly, the city boasts some of the best food in Japan.
4. Bali, Indonesia
Experience your own Eat, Pray, Love adventure in Bali. You’ll leave feeling centered and at peace. Mystical vacations not your thing? Hit up the pristine beaches or explore Balinese culture at one of the city’s unique festivals.
5. Thimphu, Bhutan
If you love the idea of a spiritual vacation but don’t feel like dealing with the recent upsurge of tourists in Bali, try Bhutan instead. Monasteries abound in and around Thimphu; set aside time for Tashichho Dzong and Chagri Dorjeden.
6. Paris, France
Every woman should experience the romance of Paris at least once in her lifetime. Whether you visit solo or with a sweetheart, you’ll swoon while strolling along the Seine or gazing at the Eiffel Tower.
7. New York City
Dreaming of international intrigue but stuck with a stateside budget? New York City is more affordable than you think. It’s one of the best honeymoon destinations for cosmopolitan couples who prefer Broadway shows to beachside relaxation. When it comes to girlfriend vacations, nothing compares to the Big Apple, where you can create your very own Sex and the City experience.
8. Washington, D.C.
Another excellent option for cash-strapped women, Washington, D.C. is particularly amenable to single moms, who can keep kids entertained at countless free attractions. Top sites include the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, and of course, the White House.
9. Brisbane, Australia
Sydney attracts all the attention, but for a real Australian adventure, hit up Brisbane — home of the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary! You’ll get the full Australian animal experience at Lone Pine, which boasts not only koalas, but also wombats, dingoes, and of course, kangaroos. Set aside time for a ferry ride to stunning Moreton Island, where you’ll witness white sand and azure water as you’ve never seen it before.
10. Stockholm, Sweden
Forget Stockholm syndrome: Sweden’s largest city is one of the world’s safest destinations for female travelers. Museums abound, as do cozy cafes where you’ll quickly make friends with the locals. Hit up a rock concert at one of the city’s magnificent venues, or embrace culinary tradition at a smorgasbord.
Regular travel can expand your horizons, strengthen your relationships, or simply provide a much-needed break from daily life. Draft a vacation bucket list and get planning!