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Guide for a Female Solo Trip to NOLA After COVID-19

New Orleans, Louisiana, is a great place to set your sights when you're looking for a solo trip destination that can forever change your life.

By Rocio EspinosaPublished 4 years ago 4 min read

In this global pandemic, we are living difficult times full of uncertainty. Experts have recommended that we try to focus on what we can control and what gives us happiness to be able to cope with it. For all the globetrotters out there, the idea that we will travel again is what makes us happier. When this day comes, be prepared with your 12 ounces of hand sanitizer and have your masks ready, because these will be basic safety measures you have to follow to protect your health and others so you can enjoy your trip.

Why Keep Traveling After COVID-19

After this chaos, we will look forward to doing things that make us feel good, and there is no doubt that traveling will fulfill this purpose, as much scientific research suggests traveling brings benefits for your health and well-being.

The meaning of travel is different for everyone. Some do it to spend time with friends and family, and some are passionate about experiencing the world alone. They are solo travelers, a growing group that chooses to explore the world by themselves.

Choose NOLA for Your Next Destination

Solo travel is becoming more popular. Statistics indicate a quarter of all travelers are considering a solo trip in 2020, and out of all solo travelers, the majority are women at 84%.

If you are a solo female traveler making plans and looking for a new destination, the magic of New Orleans is an experience you won't want to miss. You will be amazed at how incredible your adventure will be in The Big Easy. History, music, and fantastic food mixed with Southern hospitality will make your solo trip to New Orleans one to remember for a lifetime.

Must-Do Activities

We know that sooner than you imagine, your adventurous spirit will take you to Nola. It will pay to be prepared to make the most of your time on this incredible journey, that is why we’d like to share these must-do activities with you.

Shopping at The French Market

The French Market is a market and series of commercial buildings spanning six blocks in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Similar to a European market, this historically charming open-air market features shopping, dining, and music. You’ll find a variety of shopping centers, malls, vintage boutiques, and home decor stores. Spend an afternoon walking around little bookshops, local record stores, and more. The French Quarter is the place with the best shopping in New Orleans.

Book a Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

One of the best experiences a visitor to New Orleans can have is time spent on the water, savoring the iconic sounds of jazz that have long defined the city. When you’re looking to enjoy the best of both as a solo traveler, book a beautiful jazz cruise on the Steamboat Natchez while you’re in town. Brunch, lunch, and dinner cruising options are available, with most cruises lasting two hours and providing ample time for sightseeing along the river as the music rolls through the air. Cruises on this steamboat depart from 400 Toulouse Street and offer up a savory, scenic and safe way to enjoy the city as a solo traveler.

Enjoy a Food Tour

Even solo travelers don’t always like to dine alone, so when you’re looking to enjoy a neighborhood tour that’s combined with a food experience alongside others, book a spot with Tastebud Tours while you’re in town. These tours are marketed as educational experiences for the taste buds that are sure to inspire. As you make your way through iconic destinations such as the French Quarter, you’ll be indulging in a history lesson while making stops at five to six different locales to indulge in mini meals. Come excited for the adventure and plan on leaving with a full stomach and possibly some new travel friends, too!

Gators & Ghosts

New Orleans is a city of intrigue that often beckons travelers with an interest in the paranormal. When you’re traveling this way solo and interested in a ghost tour, but prefer to enjoy it in good company, booking a Gators & Ghosts tour is ideal. This company offers up options to take part in a night ghost tour through the French Quarter that can focus on everything from vampires to the unexplained. Guests will follow alongside a guide who will provide a narrative covering the many legends and paranormal activities that the city has experienced through the decades. Tours begin at $20 per person and last approximately 1.5 hours.

Where to Stay

Before COVID-19 appeared in our lives, female travelers recommended hostels for solo travel. Today, everything is changing, and the best option is vacation rentals, as they are more isolated and guaranteed to be regularly cleaned and sanitized by their hosts. Depending on the experience you are looking for, you can choose accommodations ranging from small studios to luxury rental condos. But the main thing to keep in mind is location. Choose the safest neighborhood, and make sure it is close to the attractions you are visiting.

Safety Tips

No matter what city you are planning to visit, safety is the first thing to consider when traveling alone. Be sure to plan your trip by following these 5 simple tips:

Research to make sure that your destination follows the new COVID-19 protocols.

Choose a safe neighborhood for your accommodation.

Share your itinerary and location with friends and family.

Always keep a copy of your passport and ID in your cloud.

Make sure to check maps of your routes before you go out.

A Solo Trip to Remember for a Lifetime

New Orleans, Louisiana is a captivating destination that calls to travelers that possess a variety of interests and passions. This Louisiana city is a great place to set your sights when you're looking for a solo trip destination that can change your life forever.

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