Sex and the City’s Guide to Single Holidays


Sarah Jessica Parker

For most girls, watching the famous four clicking their heels through the streets of New York City makes it impossible not to envy their independence, sense of adventure or even relate certain exaggerated moments to aspects of your own life.

Whilst the Sex and the City girls whirlwind their way through relationships, men, cocktails and extraordinary fashion accessories, single life always seems to come out on top. But remember the girly holidays, chances to meet new people and escape from the chaos at home, doesn’t just have to exist on our screens.

When planning your next single holidays, it may help to think about what the Sex and the City girls would do.

Carrie Bradshaw

Despite the fact that she doubts she will ever be the type to get married and settle down, this fashionista is constantly searching for true love whilst famously writing about friends, relationships, men and sex. However, when it comes to travelling the world, Carrie indulges in beautiful and tranquil locations that are never too far from bikinis, cocktails and handsome waiters.

On a trip to Mexico; Tequila, tacos and breath-taking sunsets were the perfect way to escape her bustling city troubles (even if it was her honeymoon spontaneously changed into a girly getaway). With her oversized sunglasses and hair blowing in the Caribbean Sea breeze, Carrie showed that although a trip to Mexico was not the only way to help a recent marriage breakup, it is one of the best places to enjoy culture, history and natural beauty.

As Carrie states: “Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed maybe they just need to run free ‘til they find someone just as wild to run with them.” Any single girl could run wild on a Mexican adventure through colourful markets, tropical jungles, meeting plenty of interesting people along the way. Who knows? You may even meet your own ‘Indiana Jones’ on your next adventure.

Samantha Jones

Outspoken, confident and strong, Samantha is an independent businesswoman and thrives on brief relationships and having fun, despite being the oldest of the group. Her motto is: “If he seems too good to be true – he probably is!” So, when you’re not looking for anything else other than a good time, who needs to go abroad when you live in one of the coolest places in the world?

Adventure tours in NYC with local experts are the perfect way to experience singles holidays in Samantha Jone’s shoes. As you click your heels through the famous Sex and the City sights, be sure to splurge along Fifth Avenue, try a signature cupcake in Magnolia Bakery and check out the picturesque fountains at Columbus Circle.

Samantha once used the line “I love you… but I love me more. I’ve been in a relationship with myself for 49 years and that’s the one I need to work on.” So, if you find yourself agreeing, why not start where Samantha did with a singles holiday to the Big Apple?

Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York

Miranda and Charlotte have struggled with love but through their complicated on off relationships they are married with children and typically ‘settled’. However, they’re also the most vocal about how unhappy they are and possibly the most cynical about love. Miranda once stated “I don’t know why they call it “morning sickness” when it’s all day long. Unless it’s M-O-U-R-N, as in, “Mourning the loss of your single life”.

With a stressful lifestyle like this at home, the girls need a break and would almost certainly benefit from a bit of relaxation and escapism. Not necessarily living the life of a singleton but undoubtedly more freedom than they get at home.

A single traveller trip to an adventurer’s paradise in Costa Rica should do the trick, with its active volcanoes, gushing waterfalls, natural hot springs and thick green rainforests – beautiful. Kick off those heels, scrunch your toes in the soft white sand and have some (selfish) ‘me’ time.

Forget sex and the city; why not try cocktails and paradise!


Catherine is an avid traveller with a passion for sharing her love of seeing the world online.

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