Sep. 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM ET
If your significant other has recently told you to hit the road, The Daily Meal has some ideas for where to go.
These five heartbreak holidays feature activities to de-stress, get in shape, pamper yourself, and hopefully heal a broken heart. Even if you haven’t had a recent breakup, these action-packed holidays celebrate the single life.
Feeling blue because your summer fling is over and you’re suddenly single? You’re not alone. There were 102 million unmarried people in America ages 18 and older in 2011, according to the US Census.
From taking out aggression on a shooting range to sunset cruises and champagne concerts, these trips and their activities are likely to boost your spirits. Plus, the third week of September is Unmarried and Single Americans Week, making September an ideal time for a solo sojourn. Who knows? You might even meet someone along the way.
For the Attention-Seeker (New York City)
For ladies mending a broken heart, THE OUT NYC, the city’s first "straight-friendly" gay hotel, is the perfect spot to surround yourself with sexy men who won't break your heart but are ready to dole out compliments. If you happen to be a gay man on the mend, then THE OUT may be the perfect place to meet someone new. Rates start at $250 per night.
For the Manly Man (Sea Island, Ga.)
Let out your aggression at Sea Island’s shooting school or work out your frustration on one of three championship golf courses on the Georgia coast. There’s even a bagpiper who plays on the golf course at sunset. Sea Island also has a bevy of testosterone-fueled activities, like salt-marsh kayaking, fishing, boating, a smoking lounge, tennis and squash courts.Rates start at $395 per night.
For the Fitness Fanatic (St. Lucia)
For those who want to relax on the beach, shed a few pounds and mingle with other singles, The BodyHoliday September Solos retreat may just do the trick. From Sept. 2 to 30, the all-inclusive resort, which has 29 single garden rooms — it's the only Caribbean resort to have dedicated singles rooms — is hosting its September Solos retreat, which includes daily spa treatments, group dinners, nightly cocktail hours, weekly sunset cruises and champagne concerts. The resort also has organized activities like a zip-line tour, sports tournaments, group fitness and Pilates classes.Rates start at $389 per person per night.
Perfect for a Quick Rebound (Atlantic City, N.J.)
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers singles the chance to play and party hard. Try your hand at the poker table, dine at celebrity chef restaurants like The Sunroom by Geoffrey Zakarian, Bobby Flay Steak or Wolfgang Puck American Grille, or get pampered at Spa Toccare. Then dance your cares away at the hotel’s clubs MIXX and mur.mur, or toast the single life at Gypsy Bar.Rates start at $329 per night.
For the Budget-Conscious (New York City)
Feeling low and the breakup has left you broke? You can still live luxuriously at the new Pod 39 Hotel in Murray Hill. The Single Pod room has a private bathroom, bedside media hubs, free Wi-Fi and a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Guests can connect with new friends in Pod 39’s communal space, which features an interactive screening wall in the lobby where travelers can connect via social media and photo uploads. The 17th-floor Rooftop Lounge is the ultimate gathering space to grab a cocktail with new friends while taking in a panoramic view of Manhattan.Rates start at $119 per night.
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