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Best Apps for Socializing for Solo Travelers
September 22, 2022
Considering treating yourself to a solo vacation? Or maybe you’ve already booked your next solo trip and want to make some plans?
While travelling solo, traveling allows you to immerse yourself in your surroundings fully; your entire trip doesn’t need to be done alone. This article is here to help you find friends and events while exploring the world alone!
Keep reading to discover the best apps for socializing for solo travelers.
This app offers its users lodging opportunities with locals sharing space and a way to meet new people. Users can search for potential hosts making friends and events by using various filters, such as age range, gender, and friends of friends. Users can also share their location and post their plans to allow others on the app to join. With over 12 million users in over 230,000 cities worldwide, Couchsurfing proves you have friends worldwide; you haven’t met them yet.
Check for hostels that offer such activities when booking your room. Many people can tell from their websites. Secondly, you could always find hostels with a bar. The Hostel World app can list hostels in the city, and you can plan from there.
Go on walking tours
Find free walks around your neighborhood using Google Maps or social media. Find upcoming free walking tours on GetYourGuide, Airbnb Experience, and Visitor.com.
From cooking classes, private residences, exclusive local spots, dinner parties, and food tours, this app is home to one of the world’s largest culinary communities, connecting users in more than 130 countries to participate in truly immersive eating experiences. App users can filter based on dietary restrictions and the type of dining experience they’re looking to have. Eatwith hosts range from foodies and amateur cooks to Michelin-starred chefs and MasterChef contestants.
If connecting with people with similar interests is one of your goals while solo or traveling alone, download Meetup.
By inputting your interests and hobbies, Meetup matches you with other compatible users in your area. Whether you’re doing solo travel, looking for a friend to experience local activities with, or want to have a deep philosophical conversation over coffee, Meetup will help connect you with like-minded users nearby. Solo traveling doesn’t need to be an isolating experience, and Meetup can help you find fun events happening in your destination and friends to experience them with.
Before your next solo adventure or trip, find a Facebook group (or a few) targeted toward similarly situated travelers. For example, suppose you’re a solo female traveler looking to explore Europe. In that case, you could join a group dedicated to solo female travelers, one for those exploring Europe and potentially one specifically for solo female travelers exploring Europe. Also, group members often post invitations to local events you can attend independently or with friends.
I have gotten to know some very good solo tour groups on Facebook. They share information and can get into contact with other women travelers or locals in their own neighborhoods. Please join the community of interest, but I like Nomads (primarily digital nomads) and GoWonder Solo female travel groups.
While Bumble is a popular dating app, it now offers users more than just romantic connections. Its Bumble BFF feature allows users to connect with other travellers, travelers, and locals as friends, especially while solo traveling.
This app uses your social networks to connect you to friends of friends in your area. Once connected, you can see places to go alone to meet someone for meals or coffee or tour the new city together. With over 3 million users worldwide, Bumble creates an easy way to find a traveling companion for a day or for a lifetime.
Meeting people while traveling can be tough, so Skout is here to help. For solo and travelers alike, Skout acts as a global network to meet people where you’re traveling.
App users can utilize in-app features to connect, like chatting, broadcasting, proximity, and preferences. Also, they can activate other in-app features to help increase their chances of chatting or friending with other users in the area. This app is available in 14 languages in around 180 countries, so whether you’re a solo traveler looking to meet new people at a local bar, café, or concert, let Skout guide new people and interesting events.
Next on our list is the popular social networking app, Travello. It caters to travelers and is used in over 180 countries worldwide.
Travello uses your interests to help best match you with nearby meet fellow travelers. And, if you’re planning ahead, this feature allows you to connect with future friends across the globe traveling to the same place. This app also offers different travel groups, so if you want to link up with other travelers, Travello has a group. Either way, you can’t go wrong with downloading Travello when looking to socialize while solo traveling.
Eventbrite is an app that allows users to find popular local events of all kinds and, if interested, people to attend them with. From craft shows, bar crawls, music festivals, sports games, and other activities, Eventbrite allows you to have it all at your fingertips.
Users can see events around them or in any city by enabling access to their location. This app also allows its users to share events with friends. If you’re traveling solo and looking for a tour group of like-minded people to socialize with, check out Eventbrite.
Last but not least, on our list of best apps for socializing for solo travelers is All Events in City. This app lets you discover interesting, current events happening nearby and nearby friends attending these events.
All Events in City has one of the largest app collections of happenings, with around 250 million events across over 30,000 cities. App users can filter event searches by interest and receive personalized event recommendations. From yoga to art workshops, there’s always an interesting event happening wherever you might be. This app offers users many opportunities to socialize, especially while traveling with other solo travelers.
Pro-Tip: Visit local hangouts
You can find local people and make friendships on your travels by using the local language and checking out local hangouts. You may need to get out of the neighborhood in big cities to find these things. Once you arrive, don’t worry about talking to anyone! Talking to people from your home city can give you valuable insights into the local culture!
Solo traveling is your own experience, so you decide what you want to do when you want to, and if you want to find a travel buddy or hang out with anyone. If you find yourself looking to attend an event or connect with new friends, make
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