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Old 04-20-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: plano
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Well lets do the math on this one. LA is twice to three times bigger as a city than the other two. It better have a much more active DT or its 2 to 3 times as weak if one of the other two beat it. I love how NYC and LA come up with these questions where the biggest city darn well better win or its not worth its salt... must be a make them feel better thing.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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DT Houston is underrated IMO. Lots of free events that go on there. That's also the best place in Houston to go if want to meet chicks and for nightlife, lots of clubs and bars. You also have the House of Blues, The Warehouse Live, The Under Ground Tunnel System, etc. and some real good restaurants too. 3 of Houston sports venues are located in DT Houston as well Discovery Green that can get pretty packed at times.

DT Atlanta has a good night life...has alot of trees though. LA's DT is the best out the three. In my order it will be:

1. DT Los Angles
2. DT Houston
3. DT Atlanta
I think Atlanta's downtown, while it has its issues, is more well-rounded than Houston's which is why it ranks second for me.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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DT LA is definitely the best of the 3. It's not great, but it's decent.

DT Atlanta and DT Houston are both pretty terrible, but I'd say DT Atlanta is better only because it's more of a destination due to it having major tourist attractions.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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LA wins by a mile
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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LA wins this. Both DT Atlanta and Houston don't have as much going on and Houston in particular, I've walked through Industrial Parks that were more interesting than DT Houston. The thing is, DT LA is on the East end of a long stretch of dense, vibrant build up starting at the Ocean and ending Downtown. So with all that connected the "hustle and bustle" tends to overlap.
As a Texan I think Houston has some nice architectural specimens downtown but as far as going there expecting any life and street activity it's a big disappointment for a city its size.Perhaps Houston will learn something from other cities eventually.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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As a Texan I think Houston has some nice architectural specimens downtown but as far as going there expecting any life and street activity it's a big disappointment for a city its size.Perhaps Houston will learn something from other cities eventually.
Houston has a good looking Downtown but like most Western cities, it has a lot to offer outside of downtown. LA has more because it was larger for a longer time so it does have some natural vibrancy that people so often overlook. But so many people here on this site compare all cities to the model of the East Coast city. That's not correct.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Here is some what of everyday stuff going on in Downtown Atlanta 5 points area




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Old 04-22-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Yeah, I'm from Houston and our downtown is pretty dull... I mainly attribute this to the vast Tunnel and Skywalks which takes away from street level activity... Houston has a "Working" downtown. It is slowly improving though, particularly EaDo district (East End).
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Downtown L.A.

Who says L.A. doesn't have an active downtown?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:51 AM
 
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