At the end of the day: A couch, a book, a dog.
It's fair to say that the majority of people take most photos during the day. But there's something magical about taking photos at night. Taking images at night has its own allure - the way artificial light can be used to set color tones, the rich interplay of shadow and light, the contrast between dark, light and all the shades in between. The kicker here is letting enough light into your camera to properly expose! Sure you can raise your ISO and introduce more noise, and you can lower / widen your aperture number and have a thinner focus plane, but the secret sauce is lowering that shutter speed! Just wrapping your brain around manual still? Simply set your camera down on a flat surface or tripod, and dial that setting down in Tv or S mode and have fun! That's all there is to it! You can get creative with light painting techniques, shoot long exposures for light trails and so much more. Night portraiture in an urban setting can be interesting with light from store windows and street lamps. Street photography can be bright and colorful or even surreal depending on the environment and how you choose to take your shot. Of course, you don't have to be outside, there are all sorts of setups you can do within the confines of your home, and you can even use something like a desklamp to help you expose those long shutters shots! Embrace the lack of light and take some artsy night photos!