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Where is your favorite place to drive, just for the sake of driving.

Living in Dallas, there isn't anything very exciting, it's a concrete jungle.

I travel to Austin a lot, and just recently drove there for the first time since I got the GLI. I can say with confidence that one of the most fun places to drive in ALL of Texas is the rolling hills of Westlake. The winding, steep hills on the back roads are more fun than anything else I've ever driven on.

Anybody else from Texas have any more suggestions for fun roads?

Everybody else can talk about their favorite roads, maybe give people some suggestions in your area.

I want to travel the country in this car, so I'd love to hear about places all over the country.
 

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Southern Oregon has so many great places to drive. Just going from my house to my parents house (5 miles apart) was great. Within 5 minutes you could be on a great drivers road. But a couple of the best individual roads in Oregon are:

HWY 138 near Crater Lake, 10 miles +/- totally straight and smooth - mid-week in the off (before school is out/after school has started) season is best so you avoid cops.

Crown Point Hwy/Historic Columbia River Hwy - Jaw dropping waterfalls and views. Twists, turns, ups, and downs. Again mid-week/off season is best.

In the Seattle area, there are so many potentially good drives, but it seems everyone has the same idea and traffic becomes a bitch. That said, Ben Howard road is quite fun as is Hwy 131 to Mount St. Helens
 

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Out in Colorado the best drive is through Estes park on hwy 34 up and over the continental divide, the highest highway in the US!! beautiful and breathtaking (literally harder to breathe). But it is only open during the summer because of the snow.
 

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I lived in Monterey, CA for about a year and a half, about 3 hours south of San Fran, and the Pacific Coast Highway is AMAZING. I made the drive to San Fran and back a bunch of times, and it never gets old. The cliffs, ocean and curves. The Best though is just south of Monterey, through Pebble Beach and Carmel. Plus if youre in Monterey during the Concours D'Elegance you'll see some of the coolest cars, and tons of celebrities.
Another drive thats fun for a different reason is Ocean drive on South Beach. I lived 15 minutes away, and you cant beat it for sightseeing. Models everywhere.
 

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I lived in Monterey, CA for about a year and a half, about 3 hours south of San Fran, and the Pacific Coast Highway is AMAZING. I made the drive to San Fran and back a bunch of times, and it never gets old. The cliffs, ocean and curves. The Best though is just south of Monterey, through Pebble Beach and Carmel. Plus if youre in Monterey during the Concours D'Elegance you'll see some of the coolest cars, and tons of celebrities.
Another drive thats fun for a different reason is Ocean drive on South Beach. I lived 15 minutes away, and you cant beat it for sightseeing. Models everywhere.
take the back way up to SF next time (hwy 9 and 35) ;D
 

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Clamjellytoast said:
I lived in Monterey, CA for about a year and a half, about 3 hours south of San Fran, and the Pacific Coast Highway is AMAZING. I made the drive to San Fran and back a bunch of times, and it never gets old. The cliffs, ocean and curves. The Best though is just south of Monterey, through Pebble Beach and Carmel. Plus if youre in Monterey during the Concours D'Elegance you'll see some of the coolest cars, and tons of celebrities.
Another drive thats fun for a different reason is Ocean drive on South Beach. I lived 15 minutes away, and you cant beat it for sightseeing. Models everywhere.
I drove on it once, both north and south of Monterey, in a rental 2006 Pontiac G6. Breathtaking! But I wish I had my GTI instead.
 

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i like the autobahn between ansbach and frankfurt. it is a strait and windy road. as you all know on some parts of the autobahn there is no speed limit and when you pass the politzi (police) doing over 220 kph it is a good felling they do not stop you
 

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Is that east of Frankfurt or west? I've driven Frankfurt-Austria a couple times, it's pretty fun. Don't eat at any of the rest-stops along that stretch, if you ever go there, I got Salmonella eating Bratwurst at one of them but I don't know which one.
 
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