I’ve been in your place on the recent past. We all like the nice hotels, 62K or 60J 😉 but seems that there is no fun when we are alone without the family or friends.
Before going to NYC I was so exited about the place, the Job and the experience, when I arrived there I realised that there was no fun at all, being there alone without to do anything in the night.
It is just strange/boring to go out for a drink in a city that you don’t know anyone and the Hotel’s bar is never enough in terms “I am going out for a drink”.
What Disgusted said about the Mid trip is true, though it didn’t stopped me last year, from buying a £300 oneway ticket on easyjet just to arrive home two days earlier.