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Why This Historic City Was Voted The Best In The World For Solo Travelers

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The world is an adventure playground for solo travelers, and no destination has caught their attention more than Europe.

Europe tops the charts for being home to the safest, most interesting, and culture-rich solo travel spots.  

City of Prague

But which city is the best of them all? A new report has found this city is affordable, has a low crime rate, and offers exceptional solo traveler experiences.  

Here’s why this historic city was voted the best in the world for solo travelers:  

A Safe City  

Prague is highly sought after by solo travelers because it is known to be one of the safest cities in Europe.

Though there is crime in Prague, this tends to be petty theft and street crimes, with the violent crime rate in the city very low.  

Charles Bridge over Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic

The U.S. Department of State has given the Czech Republic a Level 1 advisory rating, which is the lowest rating available. This means that U.S. citizens should exercise normal precautions in the country and that it is a very safe country.  

Like all travelers, solo travelers should take extra care with their belongings in crowded places and especially on public transport. But otherwise, you will feel very safe, even after dark, as a solo traveler in Prague.  

Best For Budget Travelers 

Prague has long been known for being one of the most affordable destinations in Europe, and although prices have increased in recent years, that is still true today.

Everything you need as a traveler can be found for a reasonable price in the city. 

Charles Bridge In Prague, Czech Republic, Central Europe

Research has found that it costs around $45-$65 per day to visit Prague as a budget traveler.

Around $5 will buy you a hearty and delicious traditional lunch in a local restaurant. And as of January the price of a pint of beer was around $3 on average.

In most cases, it is cheaper to order a beer in a restaurant than it is to order a bottle of water. So if you needed an excuse for a lunchtime pint here it is! 

a pile of potato pancakes and a beer

Prague is more expensive than other Czech cities but it is still one of the most affordable European capitals you can visit.  

So Much To See And Do 

It doesn’t matter how long or short your trip to Prague, you’ll never run out of things to see and do. Prague is one of the oldest cities in Europe and it has the architectural diversity to prove it.  

One of Prague's biggest tourist sights is Prague Castle and it is well worth exploring. Other historical sights you shouldn’t miss on your solo explorations include the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Astronomical Clock and the Old-New Synagogue.

Prague old town square

The Old-New Synagogue is Europe's oldest active synagogue as well as being one of the first Gothic buildings in Prague.  

Consider booking a tour around all of Prague's historic sights when you’re traveling solo if you want to learn more about the attractions you’re visiting and meet like-minded travelers at the same time.  

A Social City 

Just because you’re traveling solo doesn’t mean you ever have to be lonely. And if you’re a social butterfly, then Prague is a great place to travel solo.  

 Tables of the restaurant on the observation deck with a view of the city at the walls of Strahov Monastery Prague

You’ll find an endless number of cafes, bars, and restaurants dotted across the city. These are great places to meet both local people and fellow travelers.

And if you’re taking a workcation or dipping your toes into the world of digital nomadism, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Prague is also a great place to be a remote worker.  

There’s no shortage of places to socialize in Prague. pubs, beer gardens, art galleries, and creative hubs. The Muddum Art Space is a great place to take workshops, explore your inner creativity, and meet new people.  

Prague national museum building at Wenceslas Square Czech Republic

Extra benefits? Prague is an easy city to navigate as a solo traveler and the transportation system is incredibly affordable too.

And because the Czech Republic is a geographically small country, it’s easy to take day trips to explore more of what this wider country has to offer.  

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