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November 16

NOLA for 20th Anniversary, with 12 year old.

Planning a first (and likely only) trip to New Orleans for the 1st week in April. We will celebrate our anniversary, but also have our 12 yr old son along. Having read older questions, I'm still looking for tips, suggestions for specific tours, etc and wondering what a reasonable timeline would be. [more inside]
posted by Cloudberry Sky around New Orleans, LA at 7:36 PM - 10 answers has best

November 12

NOLA Thanksgiving

Husband and I are heading to New Orleans for Thanksgiving and I have a three part question. We are driving from Austin and just booked a hotel in the French Quarter from Wednesday to Sunday. It will be our first time there. I saw this question from 2009 and this one from 2013 which are both very helpful. My questions: 1) what should first-time visitors do to soak it in? 2) are there Thanksgiving related events or meal recommendations? 3) How is the drive from Austin to NOLA and are there any noteworthy stops? About us: originally from Northeast, just moved to Austin this Fall, love ethnic food, do not need turkey or traditional Thanksgiving fare, like visiting new cities and spending hours walking around.
posted by allthingsconsidered around New Orleans, LA at 7:26 PM - 11 answers

October 12

Halloween in New Orleans

Mrs COD and myself will be arriving in town on the 30th, and leaving on the 3rd. It looks like we will miss the parades and most if not all of the pre-31st activities. So what shouldn't we miss on Halloween itself, and what restaurants / museums, etc. should be put on our itinerary? I've been to N.O. once, for DrupalCon earlier this year. I was busy with the 'Con and saw little beyond getting to Frenchman's Street one night for some blues. WWII Museum is on my list. Beyond that - looking for ideas.
posted by COD around New Orleans, LA at 3:10 PM - 8 answers has best

August 24

What are good activities for a toddler in New Orleans?

I am visiting New Orleans to see some family with my two year old, so I'm looking for activities or places (touristy or otherwise) that would be good for family outings with my son. I'm open to anything, though parks and museums are probably the best bet. Even places just to spend an hour or two would be great.
posted by fdhidalgo around New Orleans, LA at 11:37 AM - 11 answers has best

January 14

Air BNB and New Orleans - just how creepy is it?

Married couple, 30 years old, Florida. First extended trip together (5 nights?), as a couple, since our honeymoon 9 years ago. We are looking for a place to stay in New Orleans that is both nice, charming, with the New Orleans feel - and more on the affordable side. (less than $150/160 a night) [more inside]
posted by Sara_NOT_Sarah around New Orleans, LA at 11:09 AM - 28 answers

December 29, 2015

Survival guide for Mardi Gras in New Orleans

I've been invited to spend Mardi Gras with family friends in New Orleans. I'll be there for an extended visit, from Feb. 5th through the 10th, but I've never even been to NO, let alone experienced Mardi Gras, and it sounds kind of...intense. [more inside]
posted by merriment around New Orleans, LA at 4:02 PM - 14 answers

November 21, 2015

Home of the blues, Christmas edition.

I'm thinking of heading to New Orleans at Christmas. Nuts? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants around New Orleans, LA at 1:14 PM - 6 answers has best

November 8, 2015

Best Reasonably-Priced Hotel in The French Quarter

Traveling to New Orleans via train in March. Staying for three nights. Would like to know which hotels in the French Quarter are pretty cool without being pretty expensive. Centrally located with balconies is a plus. More Hotel Chelsea than Plaza Hotel if that makes sense. Would rather a bohemian vibe than a 4-star, but would like to avoid any flea bags.
posted by valkane around New Orleans, LA at 5:06 PM - 7 answers

November 2, 2015

New Orleans in November

I'm heading to New Orleans with my wife for the first time in a couple weeks. She'll be attending a conference for a few days, so I'll have about 2 days to explore by myself and then we'll hang out in the evenings. We/I have already got a few ideas of what to do, but I'm looking for some more suggestions. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean around New Orleans, LA at 6:02 PM - 13 answers

October 17, 2015

What should I do in New Orleans next week?

I'm working at a meeting in New Orleans next week - arriving Wednesday afternoon and leaving Saturday afternoon. I have breaks during the day and free evenings. Previously, I toured Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the Superdome, and the Garden District via streetcar. I'll be staying one block from the French Quarter - a twenty minute walk from Cafe Du Monde, which I will take advantage of daily. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell around New Orleans, LA at 5:22 PM - 21 answers has best

January 11, 2015

Where can I buy a six-pack of Terrapin Rye in New Orleans?

I'm flying out of New Orleans tomorrow and for nostalgic reasons would like to get a six-pack of Terrapin Rye to bring with me before leaving. I'm staying downtown near Canal and Chartres -- is there anywhere around here that has it? A Rouses, maybe? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars around New Orleans, LA at 7:30 PM - 5 answers has best

December 18, 2014

Chirstmas in NOLA

We decided to not worry about the in-laws this year and booked a last-minute Christmas trip to New Orleans instead. So where do we eat on Christmas? [more inside]
posted by thecjm around New Orleans, LA at 2:52 PM - 16 answers

November 10, 2014

Escape From New Orleans

Can you please recommend to me an overnight road trip approximately 2-3 hours from New Orleans where I can do some low-key exploring (preferably outdoor), have a couple of quiet beers, eat some awesome (vegetarian) food, and mellow out? [more inside]
posted by justjess around New Orleans, LA at 11:34 PM - 4 answers

June 4, 2014

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 around New Orleans, LA at 5:53 PM - 10 answers has best

March 8, 2014

Best of New Orleans

A friend and I are taking a short trip (about 3 days) to New Orleans. We're staying near the French Quarter, access to buses and bikes. Where should we go, what should we do? [more inside]
posted by serelliya around New Orleans, LA at 6:13 PM - 7 answers

February 19, 2014

Who Dat?! Who Dat Say Dey Goin' To New Orleans...

In mid-April, Pips and I will be taking a trip to New Orleans. It's our first time and our hotel is on the fringes of the French Quarter. We've been doing research about places to go (and when the time is right we'll call for a MeFi Meetup), but right now I need inside dope. I wanna know about great places for eating and drinking, especially unknown ones. I'm a big foodie and boozie, so I'm up for just about anything. Thanks in advance.
posted by jonmc around New Orleans, LA at 5:08 PM - 17 answers

January 6, 2014

Please help these hipster snobs cool it up in New Orleans!

30-ish scenester types seeking curated, non-comformist travel recommendations for the Crescent City. [more inside]
posted by sureshot around New Orleans, LA at 1:20 PM - 38 answers

January 3, 2014

New Orleans in Feb or March, but not for Mardi Gras. Oui?

My friend and I would like to plan an (approximately 4-day) trip to New Orleans this February or March, but not be there for Mardi Gras itself. Are these good times to travel there? [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes around New Orleans, LA at 7:08 PM - 14 answers

December 6, 2013

How to have a great time in New Orleans?

I’m travelling with my significant other to New Orleans between December 29th and January 3rd, so we are looking for recommendations (food, bars, entertainment, etc.) Specific details and questions below the fold! [more inside]
posted by turniphead around New Orleans, LA at 2:58 PM - 6 answers has best

December 4, 2013

Recommendations for New Orleans?

I'm going to New Orleans in a few days to cover a conference for a client. I will be going a half day early and staying an extra ~2 days more. I have limited time to do research, and do plan to go through the archives and NYT recommendation article. However, I was hoping to dig up any recommendations as to other things to see/check out when I'm there, and this seems to be an easy way to do so. [more inside]
posted by Wolfster around New Orleans, LA at 12:00 PM - 9 answers has best