New England is the perfect home base for travel lovers, as there's so much to do in our region.

If your interest lies in the natural beauty of our lakes, beaches, and mountains, visiting historic sites, exploring our diverse foodie scene, or enjoying family-friendly activities perfect for the little ones, you could live your whole life in New England and never run out of things to see, do, and explore. Whether your aim is activity or relaxation, there's something here for everyone.

But sometimes, people like yours truly encounter a problem. When friends aren't free or live far away, you don't have a partner, or there's minimal family around, it can be hard to coordinate and make plans with other people. So sometimes, you gotta ride solo and embark on an adventure by yourself.

That's what got us thinking. What are some creative New England trip ideas for solo travelers? That's where Good Housekeeping comes in.

The lifestyle media website shared some of the best solo travel destinations in the United States, based on factors like "walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature." Of the 42 featured towns and cities, eight are in New England, which is no surprise. These places have everything from scenic coastal views to historic charm, excellent shops and restaurants, and beaches and lighthouses that could be out of a magazine. So, in no particular order, let's take a look at these places below and learn more about what makes them stand out.

These Are 8 of the Best Solo Travel Destinations in New England

Good Housekeeping, a lifestyle media website, featured these eight New England towns in their list of the best solo travel destinations in the nation.

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