Replying to New Orleans
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:07 PM
I'm looking for some orientation in this area..is the Amtrak station near the bus stop where the city bus drops you off (same bus that runs from airport to downtown?) and are there hotels within walking distance of the Amtrak station? Yes, I will do my own Google research but am curious for any recent suggestions. I like Jim's restaurant suggestion but was told to keep my kids away from the French quarter.
Yes..on google maps..you can see where the city bus stops are.. but i do not thing there is bus from airport..that would be taxi...
there are several hotels within a half mile walk and of course more in a mile walk of Amtrak... French Quarter is nice..if you have kids you may want to ignore bourbon street.. Hope you enjoy NOLA!
Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:17 AM
Have heard very good things about The Chimes in the Garden District, which I think I'm going to try for my next stay in the Big Easy.
The Davy Crockett
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:42 AM
When Mrs Crockett and I have gone to town and lived it up, we've stayed at the Elysian Fields Inn. Located in the Faubourg Marigny, it is a great place to stay if you want to check out 'the scene' on Frenchman street.
I hope Isaac is kind to N.O.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:28 AM
Check out Prytania Park in the Garden District.
Tangentially related, and keeping this to one thread about NOL, my Fiancee and I will be visiting the city next January, and were wondering if anyone had any Bed and Breakfast recommendations. We prefer B & Bs or small Inns to the big chain hotels, so if anyone has any favorites they'd recommend, chime in!
Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:19 PM
Tip: Be sure and ride the Algiers Ferry, it's Free, and buy a Day Pass for the Busses and Street Cars, best deal going in New Orleans! For Food and Drink try Coops Place on Decatur, locals go there and its got great Jamabalaya (and other good stuff too) plus the Coldest Beer Ive ever had! Dont be put off by the Gambling in the back and the "Working Girls" that hang out there!
DC Train Enthusiast
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:30 AM
So how much is parking in NOL at amtrak lot??
Last I heard it was $5 per day. Not bad for New Orleans. Most hotels charge more than that! According to the Amtrak site, there are 180 spaces for cars parking overnight, however there is no parking attendant. You have to put money in a box next to your space to cover parking fees while you're gone. Someone goes around collecting the money on a daily basis, and if there isn't enough in the box while you're car is there, it may get towed. Make sure you bring enough cash in $5 bills to "stuff" your box. Also, make sure the bills go all the way into the box, as sometimes they might get "extracted" if they're showing in the slot.
If the price has gone up, hopefully someone will post an update. We'll be needing to park there for 6 days when we go on our trip in August.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
Well, there is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun...
On second thought, no. I've heard that it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.