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Old 09-20-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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I just got back from New York City (visiting friends). Of all the cities I've been to in the world, it probably has the best street life I've experienced, especially when you get away from Park Avenue, 5th Avenue, and most of Broadway----had the best time on 8th, 9th and 10th Avenues, especially around Mid-Town. And it's ALL NIGHT--truly a city that never sleeps.

Other cities I've visited that have great street life:

Madrid
Chicago
Paris
Rome
Washington D.C./Arlington/Alexandria
Boston
Montreal

What other cities should I visit for a vibrant street life?
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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I just got back from New York City (visiting friends). Of all the cities I've been to in the world, it probably has the best street life I've experienced, especially when you get away from Park Avenue, 5th Avenue, and most of Broadway----had the best time on 8th, 9th and 10th Avenues, especially around Mid-Town. And it's ALL NIGHT--truly a city that never sleeps.

Other cities I've visited that have great street life:

Madrid
Chicago
Paris
Rome
Washington D.C./Arlington/Alexandria
Boston
Montreal

What other cities should I visit for a vibrant street life?
Don't forget Rockville and Bethesda to the D.C. List.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Basically every major Asian city... Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila, Saigon etc.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:29 AM
 
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My list:

Seoul, London (especially Summer), Tokyo - a bit formal, but fun in a quirky way, NYC.

Maybe I didn’t catch Paris at good moments, but it never really excited me in terms of street activity.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:34 AM
 
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Try Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) very chaotic but exhilarating.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:35 AM
 
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Travel Experiences tell me an North American city would need to have 3 times the population in order to rival the street life of a European city.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:37 AM
 
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Travel Experiences tell me an North American city would need to have 3 times the population in order to rival the street life of a European city.
I think Boston punches above its weight in this equation. Depth of cultural heritage counts for much.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:46 AM
 
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As far as Asian cities go, I'd like to add Singapore to the list, especially Orchard Road.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:09 AM
 
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Don't forget Mexico City! Talk about an underrated gem of a vibrant, bustling and historic megacity ...
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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I think Boston punches above its weight in this equation. Depth of cultural heritage counts for much.
This is true. In fact, a place like Portland, ME, can have a better street life than cities 5, 10 times it's size within the same continent. I get what you're saying as a general rule though.

Relative to size especially, Guanajuato in Mexico would seem to be an exceptionally strong candidate.
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