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What to do with two kids in NOLA this weekend that doesn’t involve the Audubon museum or aquarium? [more inside]
December 6, 2022
I am going to New Orleans with 90 of my closest friends (most of the company I work for). We will be there in early February. I am researching to options for a dinner cruise for us all, either a charter or a private room. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
November 4, 2022
We will be in New Orleans and it's always been my dream to see / take part in a second line parade. Will we be safe at this parade and the route that is described? If yes, what time should we arrive there? [more inside]
June 5, 2022
I'm visiting New Orleans and am looking for a recommendation for a good restaurant that's open Sunday and into which I could walk in tonight as a solo diner and eat at the bar without a lot of fuss. Any cuisine or neighborhood so long as it's good. Thanks!
May 6, 2022
My husband is very sad about a recent celiac diagnosis and is especially mourning how much more difficult it is to eat while traveling. We've got a trip to New Orleans coming up and I'm hoping to go armed with recommendations for places he can enjoy. [more inside]
March 23, 2022
I’m hoping for advice regarding accessible activities and renting a car in New Orleans in June. My family, including my 86 year old dad, will be going for 5 days. I’ve been there before, but not for many years. I’ve never rented a car, but am thinking I need to because of my dad’s mobility issues. [more inside]
January 24, 2020
Husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans the last week of March, looking for pregnancy-friendly recommendations! [more inside]
October 1, 2019
I need to make a day trip from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Trader Joe's in Metairie, with a stop somewhere for a cheap liquor stock-up. [more inside]
June 19, 2019
I'm planning a trip to New Orleans in late October. I'll be there about a week, mainly to experience great food and music with friends. What should we do nearby? [more inside]
February 3, 2019
My husband and I will be in New Orleans for five days including the weekend of February 23-24. How best to navigate the pre-Mardi Gras festivities to maximize your enjoyment when we are the type who prefer museums and jazz to drinking and crowds. What do we need to know about watching the parades? Also, for people who have already seen the famous tourist sites, what else do you recommend? [more inside]
January 1, 2019
We're visiting for 4 days and I've never been. What's good? I know about beingets and such but otherwise don't have a lot to go off. We're staying at the Ritz Carlton this month. Looking for great restaurants, neat sights, fun ways to kill an afternoon, and off the beaten path gems, if you got em!
November 6, 2018
The not_the_water family will be in New Orleans this weekend for a wedding and my 4.5-year-old has requested to see “real alligators in a real swamp.” Where do we go? [more inside]
October 17, 2018
Our family situation is unique: we have two biological kids (in middle school), two recently-placed foster kids (one in middle school and one in preschool with some mild special needs), and a grown woman who we know from previous foster care experience and who is essentially our daughter. She has a fiance and a 2-year-old son. I wouldn't have it any other way, but it makes a traditional new years' getaway a little tricky. We want to drive somewhere south from Chicagoland where it's quasi-warm and there's opportunities for family fun. [more inside]
October 16, 2018
Please tell me about touring New Orleans by public transit and name your favorite places. I am coming to New Orleans in November and have the basics down - lodging, airport transfer (hello E2!), Jazzy public transit pass, city layout and the Ignacious O'Reilly statue. I haven't visited since Katrina. [more inside]
August 15, 2018
My wife and I are taking our three year old and our 6 month old Baby to New Orleans for this weekend. We want to do some activities / tours to see the city. We are especially interested in short bus/walking tours that are fun & interesting for adults but could keep our 3 year old entertained enough to not drive everyone else crazy. Kid-friendly Foodie and/or ghost tours would be amazing. There’s several websites that list kid tours but they are hard to differentiate. I’m hoping for some first hand recommendations. Any suggestions or tips on NOLA with kids in general?
April 3, 2018
I will be in New Orleans for conference, next week, with just a little bit of spare time - what should I make sure I see/do? [more inside]
February 18, 2018
I'm flying into New Orleans Monday night, and need to leave town by about 10:00 a.m. the next morning to drive to Gulf Port, Mississippi. Staying at an airport hotel. Where should I stop for an interesting breakfast brunch for one? [more inside]
December 30, 2017
I'm off to visit New Orleans for a while in the near future and I'd like an overview of what's new, what's changed, and what's not to miss. I've been a bunch of times but not recently and I'll be staying in the CBD- We like theater, eating, history, art, engineering projects, menswear (secondhand and thrift) and general homosexual bonhomie. Excellent tours ideal.
December 15, 2017
Help this out-of-towner and complete naif survive Christmas in New Orleans. Priorities: getting around, eating on Christmas day itself. [more inside]
September 27, 2017
A search shows latest response on recommendations for B&Bs in New Orleans was from 2013. Am interested in Garden District or French Quarter (If away from noise/craziness) for 2 adults fro 2 nights in early October. Got any places you'd particularly recommend around the $140 or less range?