I have a trip in march and another one in april so too early to think about the summer conference trip. One possibility is to fly in and out of New York. I was reminded to start doing some research when I saw this in adweek.
Animator James Curran made 30 gifs celebrating his 30 days visiting New York which he then put together in a sequence called NYC Gifathon. Some are easy to get, like King Kong on the Empire State Building; some are more personal to him, like eating hamburgers and lifting weights; others are seasonal, like Thanksgiving parade and Black Friday.
A lot of fun. My favourites are NYC marathon, Little Italy and MoMA.