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August 17

New Orleans recs please!

I will be in New Orleans in October for a family wedding. I haven't been since 2006, when a lot of stuff was still closed. I am hoping Mefites can recommend some restaurants and shops and things bc I will have a bit of free time. [more inside]
posted by leesh around New Orleans, LA at 9:13 AM - 9 answers has best

August 10

What's there to do in New Orleans super early on weekday mornings?

I'm going to be in NOLA and will be up and about at 5:30AM. How can I make the most of the city at such an early hour? What's open? [more inside]
posted by bluelight around New Orleans, LA at 6:23 PM - 11 answers has best

April 26

Anniversary in New Orleans

The mister and I are celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss by returning back to our honeymoon spot of New Orleans. We'd like to have a nicer dinner for our anniversary. No special snowflake requirements other than he doesn't want to bring a suit. [more inside]
posted by bodgy around New Orleans, LA at 11:07 AM - 14 answers has best

February 21

New Orleans: Help prioritize sightseeing edition

I am taking my partner on a surprise trip to New Orleans for his birthday March 5-7. Neither of us have been, and he doesn't yet know our final destination, and I am super bad at finding places and deciding where to go. Need hive mind's input into what we should do! [more inside]
posted by mooselini around New Orleans, LA at 9:56 AM - 9 answers

NOLA Restaurants for 10-17 Academics in CBD or FQ?

We'll be flying in for a conference on Memorial Day, and we need to find 2 dinner venues, one for 17 & one for 10 people. I was thinking Antoines (I'm a tourist so I love the back rooms and the idea of our project name on a Baked Alaska), but their cheapest prix fixe is well over the limit for our university ($59). Our conference is next to the Superdome, so I’m looking in the French Quarter/CBD within walking distance. Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by armacy around New Orleans, LA at 7:48 AM - 7 answers has best

January 19

New Orleans & Mardi Gras - weekend before vs. two weekends before?

Very quick (& time sensitive) question: my 40th is February 23rd. The weekend before that is radically cheaper to fly & stay in New Orleans than the weekend after. Much of what we like is the parades & atmosphere on St. Charles. I see there are many parades on the 18th & 19th; is this a similar atmosphere to the weekend just prior to Mardi Gras, or is it muted/different? [more inside]
posted by ftm around New Orleans, LA at 11:42 AM - 10 answers has best

November 16, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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