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a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

NOLAfilter-Travel safety for woman arriving at dawn, on foot in Marigny?

My friend is taking a Megabus from Florida to Texas. She's connecting between the two states in New Orleans - where she arrives early tomorrow morning. Can you offer advice about navigating the Marigny safely by foot, or about using Megabus services in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by mitschlag on Jun 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Itch-Free Austin, Itch-Free New Orleans

My best pal and I will be road tripping to Austin and New Orleans this July. We've had a bit of trouble finding budget accommodations that don't have 20+ negative reports on the Bedbug Registry -- especially in NOLA. Any hotel/motel/dorm wizards have suggestions? PLUS where should we go in Austin and NOLA to satisfy our many cultural/gastronomic itches? Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on May 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Looking for awesome restaurants,bars and fun things to do in New Orleans

My girlfriend and I are going to New Orleans for Jazz Fest later this month. Although we'll spend a fair amount of time at the festival, we'd like to spend some time exploring NOLA itself. Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and fun things to do in New Orleans [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Apr 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Visiting New Orleans with an infant

My wife and I will be visiting New Orleans at the end of this month with our almost 1-year old son. Having the baby with us has required two contingencies: we are renting a car, and our days will have to end by 6:30 or 7 pm-ish (although they do start at 6:30-7am). We will also need to find a quiet place for him to nap during the day, or else sit in the car/return to our lodging for an hour or so. I am hoping he'll nap in the stroller as we wander the city, but can't take this for granted. Given this, and the fact that we only have two days (Friday-22 and Monday-25, the weekend is taken up by the wedding we are travelling for) how best to organize our time? Any advice on travelling with an infant? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Mar 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Mail-order pralines

Can anyone recommend a mail-order source for New Orleans pralines? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for a care package for a medical student in New Orleans

I'm looking for nice gift(s) for my brother who is about to take a major test, except the test in on Thursday, and he lives 1,800 miles away. What could I order or have delivered in New Orleans for a stressed out med student?
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 18, 2012 - 4 answers

WWII Museum and dodging Final Four fans

Can anyone comment on the "Behind the Lines" tour at the National WWII Museum? And also, we'll be there on Final Four weekend, but care nothing for basketball; any ideas for what to do and what not to try to do? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Mar 19, 2012 - 6 answers

How best to experience the Crescent City on St Pat's?

Yet another New Orleans travel question, with a twist: We're going to be in New Orleans on St. Patrick's Day, what should we expect? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Can two pseudo introverts have a good time in NOLA?

My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

What to do in NOLA that isn't a tourist destination?

I am considering taking a trip to NOLA in December... however, in looking at hostel listings, I realized that I do not know what is a good location to book a hostel. This is because I am not familiar with the city and I am not certain where the interesting parts are located. I also do not know much about the transit options available for accessing different places. It seems there are some trolley lines, but again, without knowledge of where I want to go, I don't know if they will be helpful or not. I do not care about hitting up every one of the top-ten tourist sites. To be cliche, I am more interested in experiencing the actual New Orleans rather than the tourist version of the city. Suggestions?
posted by terezaakarenin on Oct 24, 2011 - 13 answers

What should I do this weekend in New Orleans?

What should I do this weekend in New Orleans? I'm taking my girlfriend this weekend for her 30th birthday. We land tonight at about 6pm and depart on Sunday at about 6pm. [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Oct 22, 2010 - 18 answers

The Big Easy.

I'm going to New Orleans for a long weekend in November. I know I can search Yelp and the rest of the internet for recommendations (I've found plenty) but I want to know from you, MeFites... [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Treme-style music?

Loving (HBO's new show) Treme's music. Where can I sample the best of the best? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Apr 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Did Ignatius ever live here?

Where can I learn about the history of the house we're soon to own in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș on Jan 21, 2010 - 8 answers

In search of a NOLA photographer.

Round three of help us plan our NOLA wedding: Know any great New Orleans area wedding photographers? Especially any who charge less than $3k? That's the number we keep seeing and it's quite high in relation to out budget. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Why are we planning New Year's Eve this early?

My friends and I trying to plan New Year's Eve. Help us figure out if New Orleans or Miami would be better... [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Aug 31, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking Not to Melt in New Orleans in August

My erstwhile traveling companion and I are going to visit The Big Easy in the dead of August, specifically the 13th - 18th. What would be some activities we could do during the daylight hours to keep cool and out of the sun and are there still any Goth nights or the like to entertain us after dark? We are pale, Gothy types who have been to NOLA a few times but never this time of year.
posted by extraheavymarcellus on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined?

New Orleans wedding officiants for the not-so-religiously-inclined? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West on Jul 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Travel package recommendations to NoLa

Does anyone have any experience with book it . com ? More specifically their travel packages to New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Feb 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Where to get hitched in NOLA?

Where should we get married in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

American South Road Trip?

Road Tripfilter! Is it feasible to drive from NYC to New Orleans, hitting stops along the way, without going insane? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

Gift for the New Orleans-bound?

NewOrleansFilter: What should I get for my girlfriend, who is going to New Orleans for the summer? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on May 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Friendly accommodations in NOLA for a hospital patient?

Short-term accommodations in New Orleans, preferably home-stay or something budget-friendly? Not your average story. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Feb 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Why would one snipe a medical convoy?

KatrinaFilter: I don't understand most kinds of violence, but seldom am I as baffled as in this case: why would one fire at a medical convoy performing rescue work, as has reportedly happened in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 1, 2005 - 43 answers

New Years in New Orleans

New Orleans. I'm going next week with a couple of friends to celebrate New Year's. While we plan on doing some of the typical touristy stuff (Cafe du Monde, Bourbon St., Preservation Hall, etc...), I was wondering if there was anything some locals (or non-locals familiar with the city) can recommend that's off the beaten path. [MI] [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Dec 23, 2004 - 32 answers

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