So I have a short break from work before the busy season and I'm looking to take a solo trip like I did last year (went to B.C.) Where should I go for a week? I'd like to keep it in the US but other places are not necessarily out of the question. I'm not broke, but also trying to remain on a budget (probably $1500 in spending after travel expenses, flights are fine). I generally prefer the hostel or cheap motel situation, I'm not a red carpet guy. I don't mind doing this on the cheap side (accommodations/ food etc....) I generally want to get a good bit of nightlife but also love the outdoors, so cities surrounded by nature are a plus. Good public transportation is a plus, low crime rate and decent night life/music scene is a plus. This will be in August and it's been super hot in most of the country so I'd probably like to stay on either of the coasts. It's not so much for RnR but more to go see some new things. Who has some suggestions for good, relatively inexpensive places to visit? BTW, I do have a valid passport but since I only have a week I don't want to go too far and spend the whole time traveling.