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Old 04-20-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Which city is the most fun driving at night? I was thinking of putting up a poll with the usual suspects but decided not to as it can exclude excellent nighttime driving cities and include not so great ones.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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What makes a city fun to drive in at night? I'm not sure how to quantify it, but I like ATL. Maybe it's just such a big relief over rush hour, when it's a nightmare to drive.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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Well for example I currently reside just outside Seattle, though very picturesque during the day and plenty to see, at night it gets very lonely and dark out, not much to see and do even downtown. Dallas on the other hand was pretty cool at night, lots of activity and lights all around you, however during the day was very bland, and would take the Seattle scenery over it any day of the week.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I hate driving at night! I can't see a darn thing. Come to think of it, I can't see that good in the day-time either.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Mulholland Drive.


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Old 04-20-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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Hate driving at night.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Atlanta is very fun to drive through at night. The drive into town on the freeways from north to south (via 85, 75 or 400) is very beautiful. I also enjoy, on occasion, driving the entire length of Peachtree Street from Brookhaven to Downtown at night, which takes you though the tower canyons of Buckhead and Midtown. It's an exciting drive.

http://youtu.be/WJs3jxBXwQg
Atlanta GA Freeways: Buckhead to The Airport at Night - YouTube
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Well for example I currently reside just outside Seattle, though very picturesque during the day and plenty to see, at night it gets very lonely and dark out, not much to see and do even downtown. Dallas on the other hand was pretty cool at night, lots of activity and lights all around you, however during the day was very bland, and would take the Seattle scenery over it any day of the week.
Dallas is a fun city drive through at night, aesthetically the roads are uniform and nice, the skyline is lit up, and if you're on a street like MacArthur in Irving and get a hillside view from atop while driving of the skyline, it's pretty, the street grid with lots of lights radiating out from an already well lit and pretty good sized central business district.

Houston and Miami also share this DNA with Dallas, they are literally all different cities at night than they are during the day. They not only look better but are increasingly more fun in just about every single way (in my opinion) than they are during the day.

New York at night and Chicago at night and Los Angeles at night and the Bay Area at night and Washington DC at night are a standard and given. The big five (as many say on this forum) truly clean sweep the most categories collectively as a group, night and day. They are all fun cities. The immense cityscape sizes of New York and Chicago, with the unique architecture and structures of Washington, the physical geography and dense metropolis grid of San Francisco, and Los Angeles especially is an amazing city at night. All of them can be captured in a breathtaking light at night via a drive/car. For Los Angeles; it's so colorful, all in the right and appropriate ways. I'll be honest, I don't think as much about the city's day time look but it's so hard to top at night. Really from the evening on-wards, that city is a whole new place as the sun starts to set.

All in my opinion though.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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Dallas is a fun city drive through at night, aesthetically the roads are uniform and nice, the skyline is lit up, and if you're on a street like MacArthur in Irving and get a hillside view from atop while driving of the skyline, it's pretty, the street grid with lots of lights radiating out from an already well lit and pretty good sized central business district.

Houston and Miami also share this DNA with Dallas, they are literally all different cities at night than they are during the day. They not only look better but are increasingly more fun in just about every single way (in my opinion) than they are during the day.

New York at night and Chicago at night and Los Angeles at night and the Bay Area at night and Washington DC at night are a standard and given. The big five (as many say on this forum) truly clean sweep the most categories collectively as a group, night and day. They are all fun cities. The immense cityscape sizes of New York and Chicago, with the unique architecture and structures of Washington, the physical geography and dense metropolis grid of San Francisco, and Los Angeles especially is an amazing city at night. All of them can be captured in a breathtaking light at night via a drive/car. For Los Angeles; it's so colorful, all in the right and appropriate ways. I'll be honest, I don't think as much about the city's day time look but it's so hard to top at night. Really from the evening on-wards, that city is a whole new place as the sun starts to set.

All in my opinion though.
I agree with you to a point, the cities you listed are hard to beat at night aesthetically speaking, but what cities like Miami and Dallas have over them is the ease of getting around.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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A city where the lights keep on shining and people are still out.
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