If you are a woman thinking of traveling solo or with your girls’ gang, or you’re planning on a mother-daughter getaway, look no further. Here is a list of places that promise to be fun, exciting and most importantly safe. All these places boast of a low crime rate and high women safety. Most have well-connected public transport systems and make concerted efforts to cater to the safety of female travelers. While it always pays to keep your wits about you, these places are some of the safest cities for women travelers.
It is a city that has special crying rooms for women. Soak in the culture by visiting the famous Sensoji temple, the Ghibli Museum and get your girlfriends together for karaoke at Karaoke-kan in Shibuya. Don’t forget to stuff yourself with sushi. While Tokyo may be the world’s most populous city, it has also been ranked as the safest city in the world.
If you crave for shopping, then Dubai is your answer. It has more than 50 malls. From the decadent Dubai Mall to the humble Karama shopping complex, there’s something for everyone. If you get tired of shopping, then head to old school Bur Dubai and hop on a water taxi, the Abra. UAE reports a low crime rate compared to the rest of the region. While women are advised to dress modestly and refrain from any public displays of affection, if you are aware of the rules and follow them, there’s no reason why you can’t have a fun and exciting vacation.
The coastal city of Melbourne is a great place for beach-loving and sporty women. The city has calm, safe and clean beaches such as the gorgeous Sorrento beach or the family-friendly Elwood beach. If you are a cricket fan then head to the Melbourne cricket ground. Melbourne is the safest city in Australia. It is also a White Ribbon City, pledging its support to end violence against women by funding measures to increase safety and awareness.
Zurich is the third safest city in Europe. Incidences of violent crime are rare. The snow-capped Alps looming on the horizon will make you fall in love with Zurich. At the Kunsthaus gallery, one can find collections of European art from all ages. To discover an Indian connection, visit the Centre Le Corbusier, a museum featuring work by the famous Swiss architect. Zurich has a lovely nightlife.
Seoul, South Korea
Get a glimpse of South Korea’s complex culture by exploring the Gangnam district of Seoul. Enjoy bicycling along the Han River and go midnight shopping at the Dongdaemun Street Market. Head to a Jimjilbang- a gender-segregated public bathhouse, where you can enjoy the spa, sauna, snack bar, singing room, and nail room. They even let you stay overnight! And you can worry less knowing that Seoul is considered to be one of the top 25 safest cities in the world. It is considered to have one of the top 5 best public transport systems for women.