Go It Alone: Great Ideas for Traveling Solo Last Updated: January 2023

Have you ever traveled by yourself? Maybe you’re the lone wolf type, or maybe you just need a little me-time. More and more people are traveling on their own rather than wait for others to make plans, and if you’re one of them, we’ve got a few great ideas around Connecticut to make the experience of going it alone both fun and fulfilling.

Recharge Your Batteries

Whether you are seeking a mindfulness break, want a manicure or need a massage, head for one of Connecticut’s many spas for a day of pampering. It’s a great way to focus on yourself and take a break from taking care of everyone else for a change. Here are a few spas around the state you may want to check into. Search for more here.

Shop Your Way

Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to shop on your own. Head for Connecticut’s outlet centers, like Clinton CrossingTanger Outlets at Foxwoods and Westbook Outlets to spend a day shopping without spending a fortune. Find more great shopping hot spots in Connecticut here.

Get Inspired

Spend a day surrounded by greatness at locations along the Connecticut Women’s Heritage Trail. Explore Florence Griswold’s impact on the American Impressionism movement at her home in Old Lyme. Learn about ground-breaking author Harriet Beecher Stowe at her home in Hartford. And visit Hill-Stead in Farmington, once the home of architect Theodate Pope, a woman who made her mark, and made history, in a field dominated by men.

Treat Your Selfie

Going solo on your walkabout? You could be taking all of your social media followers with you!  Freshen up your Insta-feed and share a few ‘grams of some of Connecticut’s coolest spots. Enjoy the weather in bloom at Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth, take in the distant city views at Manchester’s Wickham Park, or wander through the display gardens at Litchfield’s White Flower Farm. Find even more inspiration with a few of our “Instagrammable Connecticut” lists. And don’t forget to tag us @CTvisit!