2. Be a Beach Babe in Auckland, New Zealand

The famous "City of Sails" boasts ca. 1,400,000 inhabitants who are seemingly intent on getting along harmoniously, for Auckland is one of the safest cities for women to travel alone and have fun in New Zealand. Auckland's huge Waitemata yachting harbor and marina gave the city its maritime nickname. With a 3 km long stretch of beaches with gleaming white sand in the municipality of Orewa and the fabulous natural thermal springs at the Waiwera Thermal Resort Auckland is so much more than just a Mecca for the world's sailing and yachting fraternity. Try Auckland Art Gallery for a cultural hot spot and Queen Street, Ponsonby Road, Parnell and Newmarket for great shopping. For a breath of fresh air try Albert Park in downtown Auckland.