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Hi, Ahmed55,

This is a good question. "somewhere" (just like "everywhere," "nowhere," and "anywhere") is a pronoun, and has the distinctive feature of combining the noun "place" with the relative adverb "where." Your sentence could be expanded to:

- Let's go to some place where we can enjoy ourselves and have fun.

However, when you use "somewhere" the relative "where" is included and therefore not needed:

- Let's go somewhere we can enjoy ourselves and have fun. (when would be wrong, but that would be possible. See the extract from Swan's Practical English Usage below: )

Here is another example I found in the Oxford Learner's Dictionary :

- I know somewhere we can go (= I know some place where we can go).

Notice that in AmE you can also use "someplace" as an adverb equivalent to "somewhere":

- Let's go someplace we can enjoy ourselves and have fun.

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