New York or Somewhere Different?

For my 21st birthday a few years ago, me and my mum went to New York for five days – I instantly fell in love with the city, my mum enjoyed herself way more than she thought she would (she’s not a big city kind of person) and we did loads of touristy things and saw a lot of shows.

This year my mum’s reaching a birthday milestone (I won’t say which because I’m nice like that) so she suggested we could go to New York again and do new things and the stuff we missed last time. So we’ve been looking at hotel prices and flights and that sort of thing when she said “Why go back to somewhere we’ve already been? We should try somewhere new.”

So now we’re thinking about other places in America we could go for a long weekend. So far we’re looking at Washington DC and San Francisco but more ideas would be welcome.

What city should we go to in the USA for 5 days and what should we do there? Big up your hometowns, give me your travel tips – I’m really liking this plan to explore somewhere new.

UPDATE: My mother has now suggested we stay in the UK and instead go spend a long weekend in a spa hotel and have epic chill time. So there’s now that idea to think about too. Dammnit mother! Stop having so many ideas!