Need current advice for first time visit to New Orleans
September 15, 2006 6:57 AM Subscribe
Visiting New Orleans for the first time... need current advice.
posted by kdern to travel & transportation around New Orleans, LA (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Traveling alone, age 35, never been to LA. Planning on visiting Wed - Sun in the 2nd week in November.
Where to stay: Interested in a clean but inexpensive guest house or hotel in the French Quarter (under $100). Suggestions? Is this place decent: www.acreolehouse.com?
Bars, food and live music: Are the bars and restaurants in and around the French Quarter pretty much back to normal? Should I expect crowds? How about on weeknights? Still lots of live music and local food?
Other: Considering post-Katrina rebuilding, what are the "must" experiences for a first time visitor? Anything particularly wonderful that's non-touristy? I'm into music, history & food.
Also: Is the trolley from the garden district still not operating? Is there any public transportation between neighborhoods?