One of the most unique aspects of the travel industry is that vacationers come from all walks of life with their own preferences and personalities. From beach bums to party-goers to outdoor enthusiasts to theme park fanatics, there’s no boundaries for the different types of tourists out there—including introverted travelers! For those who love to vacation but prefer to spend their time away from others, you don’t have to choose between who you are and what you love! Vacations for introverts in incredible destinations are possible, you just have to find them! Here are some of our top places to visit and what you can do while you’re there:
Accessible only by small plane or local ferry, Nantucket gives visitors the desired Cape Cod environment without all the seasonal crowds often found in areas like Provincetown and Hyannis. Introverts will love the miles of untouched beaches they can walk, historic sites like the Quaker Meeting House and The Jethro Coffin House, boating and fishing opportunities, and more. Get around the island with a bike and utilize the many trails at your disposal to see all of the nature that surrounds you, as well as visit the restaurants, stores, bars, and other local spots when you want to be a bit more social.
The small island of Nevis has few resorts and a small population which means you can enjoy many of the benefits of the Caribbean without being surrounded by other vacationers. Read and relax to your heart’s content on the many pristine beaches, hike the trails of Nevis Peak, visit the Museum of Nevis History to learn more about how the island came to be, and hang out in Nevis Hot Springs for some extra R&R,. If there are days you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take a trip over to St. Kitts to spend some time seeing the shops, restaurants, and other activities located on the more populated island. You get the best of both worlds here!
Lapland is an incredible region with a small population and few visitors, making it another top destination for those who want to spend some time alone and even more time outdoors. Most notably, Lapland is loved for its view of the Northern Lights thanks to the limited light pollution. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are only a few of the activities that can be found here. Fortunately, chasing auroras isn’t the only thing to do here. You can also spend your days at the Arktium museum, skiing and snowboarding, visiting the Ranua Zoo, and exploring some of the country’s many National Parks.
For the wine-loving introverts out there who don’t have a desire to handle the crowds found in Napa and Sonoma, the Finger Lakes in upstate New York are the perfect place to visit where you can enjoy many of the same features found in California. The area is known for having beautiful vineyards, top-notch restaurants, and incredible views of the immaculate lakes from the tops of valleys. Not to mention, there are also a number of art galleries, local shops, and historic sites to spend your time visiting. Plan a trip in the summer when the weather is hot or during the fall and spring to experience the cooler weather and transformative nature.
Though many cities in Riviera Maya are often known as popular places for extensive nightlife, beaches, and crowds, Tulum allows you to take a step back from all the excitement and truly relax. Quieter beaches, pristine cenotes, yoga classes, surf camps, and spas are just a few ways you can spend your time here. Consider an eco-tour through some of the many beautiful sites of this city, which may include the Mayan ruins found throughout the area. It’s never been easier to spend time on the Caribbean, in a breathtaking city with plenty of activities, without enduring too many people.