Formerly down-and-out Detroit has experienced quite the renaissance in recent years. Today, the city is a dynamic canvas for art, music, and thought. Hoof it around the Grand River Creative Corridor, the Dequindre Cut Greenway, and the so-called Guggenheim Ghetto to take in some incredible street art at your own pace, or head to landmarks of Tha D's Motown heritage like the Motown Museum (temporarily closed) and the homes of hitmakers Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin. When you've worked up an appetite, follow your nose for some Detroit-style pizza at Loui's or Polish dumplings at Pietrzyk Pierogi.
Traveling with others can be a blast, but sometimes you just want to experience a city on your own schedule. Whether on a day trip or a lengthier vacation, traveling solo combines much-needed alone time with a sense of discovery. If you are looking for some options for serious soul searching, a bit of history, or non-stop stimulation through food, activities, and entertainment, our selection of the best solo trips in the US have more than enough to keep little old you as busy as you want to be. Looking to do absolutely nothing at all? We've got that covered too.
Whatever your reason for heading out on your own, these destinations will make it easy to find your rhythm. If you're not quite ready to plunge into traveling on your own, heading out on a road trip with your best bud or taking a couples vacation with your special someone are equally amazing ways to see the US. We've laid out all the options so you can worry about what works best for you and you alone.