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A Guide to Solo Travel in D.C.

Sometimes, you just want to be alone – and that’s okay! Between the free Smithsonian museums and the intricacies of each neighborhood, Washington, D.C. is THE solo travel city. D.C. offers a wide variety of things to do with friends and family, but travelling alone allows you to stumble upon organic connections all on your own. Here are some unique D.C. attractions off the beaten path. All you need to travel is you.


700 Independence Avenue SW

The Hirshhorn Museum makes you feel like you’re the only person in the building. They’re extremely popular Infinity Mirrors exhibit has created a ripple through the city like no other. If you’re in the mood for soul-awakening, gorgeous art the Hirshhorn Museum is the way to go.


2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW

We don’t want to be biased, but Station Kitchen & Cocktails is one of the best places to meet someone new if you’re travelling alone – trust us. Between the Happy Hour specials, daily programming including Silent Disco on Saturdays, there will always be someone interesting waiting for you at the bar!


1117 V St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Be an insider for the day with Cultural Tourism D.C. Explore local food, monuments and hidden secrets by foot, bike, bus, scooter, or wheelchair. Celebrate D.C.’s heritage, humanities, businesses, government, and more!


1915 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

The Tidal Basin is especially beautiful during Cherry Blossom season when flowers are in full bloom. You can focus on the flowers, but there are monuments worth seeing too! View the Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, or FDR Memorial just to name a few.


225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Similar to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market, Eastern Market happens Sundays in the lively Capitol Hill neighborhood. Eastern market serves as a flea market, farmers market and arts-and-crafts market.  You’re guaranteed to find local trinkets you won’t be able to find somewhere else.

Traveling alone is not only liberating, but it forces you to immerse yourself in a new community and helps you establish unforgettable connections. Washington, D.C. is just manageable enough to take on by yourself, and was even one of Uber’s first cities. You’re just a few metro stops from iconic monuments that travelers worldwide flock to see. If all else fails, a simple walk down the street will give you a rush. You’ll never know who or what you’ll run into! Don’t ignore your wanderlust spirit. Follow it.

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