Stop waiting on someone else’s schedule and treat yourself to a vacation. Getaways are scientifically proven to be healthy, and you deserve to spend some time on yourself. However, traveling alone for the first time can be intimidating. Most people aren’t used to spending extended periods on our own, and trying it out in a new place is even more uncommon. But there are countless incredible adventures for solo travelers. That’s why Crystal Springs Resort is sharing our top five tips for how to travel alone for the first time.

1. Start Small

You don’t have to tackle a 10-hour flight and an unfamiliar language by yourself to reap the benefits of solo adventures. In fact, some of the best places to travel solo are right in your comfort zone. Despite being only an hour away from NYC, our hotel and spa in NJ will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. And who knows—if you like traveling alone for the first time, you might start taking solo adventures around the world. 

2. Talk to Other Travelers

Although the purpose of traveling alone for the first time is to give yourself some undivided attention, you don’t have to spend the days completely isolated. At our hotel and spa in NJ, you’ll never be lonely. Crystal Springs Resort’s activities are perfect for keeping solo travelers entertained. If you like yoga, you’ll meet new people with similar interests in our yoga classes. Or, if you like extreme sports, you can meet people during a game of archery tag or while swinging from a trapeze.

3. Try Something New

When traveling alone for the first time, it’s best to go somewhere you feel comfortable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some exciting solo adventures. With over 250 activities to choose from at Crystal Springs Resort, you’ll have the opportunity to push your limits in a safe environment. That’s what makes us one of the best places to travel solo!

4. Don’t Tell Strangers Where to Find You

This is a safety measure, but it’s also because your room should be where you go for peace, quiet, and alone time. Our two luxurious hotels are the perfect places to retreat at the end of an exciting day. Conversely, let someone you trust know where you’re going. If you leave the resort to explore off-site attractions, be sure someone knows when to expect your return—even if that just means shooting a text to your roommate back home or leaving a note with one of our staff members.

5. Leave Space in Your Schedule

If everything is planned down to the minute, there is no room left for reflection or spontaneity. Give yourself room to breathe and to try that activity the girl from yoga recommended. Feel free to change your plans on a whim and practice living in the moment. You can always come back to Crystal Springs Resort to experience more of the best adventures for solo travelers in New Jersey.

Traveling Alone for the First Time is a Self Care Retreat

The most important rule of traveling alone for the first time is to focus on yourself. Go where you want when you want, and be sure to try all the things that interest you. It’s not often that you get to put your own wishes first, so take advantage of all the solo adventures Crystal Springs Resort has to offer. Call 855-503-0968 today to reconnect with yourself at the most beautiful hotel and spa in NJ.