OK if you had a decent budget (around 1200-1500 for hotel+flights for around 5 nights) flying from UK (manchester) and these were your main 'wants' from a holiday, where in the US would you go?
i)Fallen in love with america (including the 'biggness' of the place and the novelty shops/how they do the shopping experience so much better than us!)
ii)Relatively safe as going alone as a female traveller
iii)Sights / stimulation / things to do and explore on foot (at least partly)
iv)Shopping! (doesnt have to be high end designer labels as thats not me at all but loved abercrombie, american girl place, FAO schwarz, toys r us etc in NYC)
Have only ever been to america once (to NYC) after many years of dreaming and fell in love with the place and want to know which destinations in america best suit my needs as there's so much to explore. I have considered the following: Orlando (but worried i'm be a bit lonely surrounded by families), Fort lauderdale (but fear there wont be enough to do), Los Angeles (but told need a car to get around), Las vegas (but recently come across quite a bit which describes it like blackpool with lights which isnt that appealing!) or NYC again
Any ideas gratefully received!!