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    Do people really speak Frech very well in Louisiana?

    My cousin said they speak French very well there because it was part of France before the US bought that territory.

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    when is mardi gras?

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    In 2021, Mardi Gras Day is February 16. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

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    Drinking underaged in New Orleans Louisiana ?

    I’m 20 going with my 21 year old boyfriend to New Orleans at the end of this year. Drinking is obviously in the question for when you go to New Orleans with how great the night life is. Would I be able to get away with drinking? Staying near the French quarter. 

    Judge all you want but move along don’t bother commenting 

    12 Answers1 year ago
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    So whats up with hotel fees during mardi gras?

    I was expecting the htoels to be expensive...but 200 a night for the hotel and then another 100+ Hotel fee? Ended up over 600 for 2 nights new orleans mardi gras...We re close to everything which is nice but we re in a pretty shitty hotel in a pretty shitty area on the border of the garden district. Even though we got a lesser hotel ended up being reasonably priced to other nicer hotels. Due to the outlandish hotel fee. Whats up with that

    11 Answers2 years ago
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    In New Orleans which hotels are in the french quarters ?

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    It is French Quarter and not French quarters.

    The French Quarter is a neighborhood and this is a map:

    http://paddystravelblog.info/wp-content/uploads/20...

    The streets that run parallel to the river have 13 block inside the French Quarter.

    The streets that run perpendicular to the river have 10 blocks.

    Note there are many hotels on Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue which are "across the street" from the FQ so are not legally inside the protected historic district that is the French Quarter, but they are close enough to count as being in the FQ for practical purposes.

    5 Answers2 years ago
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    What are somethings to do in New Orleans on a budget? Best hotels near the quarters?

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    November is one of the two best months to visit New Orleans in terms of weather, with the other being April. Pack for cool-ish days and cooler evenings.

    I recommend against parking on the street anywhere in downtown New Orleans. The parking laws are byzantine and your car can get ticketed or towed even if where you parked looks OK to you. Park only in a paid lot or garage.

    Try to choose a hotel that offers parking at either no extra charge or at least doesn't charge an exorbitant fee.

    www.villaconvento.com/

    www.villaconvento.com/

    The least expensive parking in the downtown area is at the AmTrak/Greyhound station (1001 Loyola Avenue). It is about $5/day with 24/hour security and you do not have to be an AmTrak or Greyhound customer.

    Te French Quarter is walkable, public transit is good, there are lots of regular taxis, and Lyft & Uber both operate in New Orleans.

    If you decide to use a hotel somewhere in the suburbs then again, only park downtown in a lot of garage. Also please don't drink and drive.

    A weekend is not a lot of time. Don't try to do "everything". Just have a good time and relax while visiting one of the world's special places.

    One of the least expensive things you can do is simply wander around the French Quarter during the daytime. Watch the street entertainers (do tip) and enjoy the architecture & atmosphere. The state's tourism office is on Jackson Square on the St. Ann Street side of the park and they offer free walking tour maps plus information on a wide variety of other things to do:

    https://crt.state.la.us/tourism/welcome-centers/ne...

    www.frenchquarter.com/

    www.neworleans.com/

    If someone says "I bet you $5 I can tell you where you got them shoes." The answer is "I got them on my feet.".

    There is a ferry across the Mississippi River at the "foot" of Canal Street that is cheap and like a short harbor tour without the narrative.

    www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/New-Orleans-Ferry

    www.neworleans.com/plan/transportation/algiers-ferry/

    http://algierspoint.org/

    For tours I recommend Grey Line:

    https://www.graylineneworleans.com/

    Music:

    http://www.offbeat.com/

    https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/music/

    Regarding food &. drink, there are hundreds of bar, clubs, and restaurants in the CBD and French Quarter. Many of them follow the European practice of posting their menu outside so you can see the prices before you enter.

    Another answer mentions Cafe du Monde, which is in the French Quarter a half block from the tourism office. I suggest gathering information from the tourism office and take it to CDM to examine whie you have cafe au lait (or something else to drink) and beignets.

    The Croissant d'Or offers more food options than CDM and can be less crowded:

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g608...

    The Napoleon House offers a selection of New Orleans foods:

    www.napoleonhouse.com/

    Cafe Degas is about a mile from the French Quarter: (reservations are important)

    www.cafedegas.com/

    The Palm Court has medium-ish prices and live jazz:

    www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com/menus.html

    It is not cheap, but consider Sunday brunch at the Le Pavillon Hotel:

    www.lepavillon.com/

    Irish coffee at Molly's at the Market, which is a block from the Palm Court:

    www.mollysatthemarket.net/

    About alcohol; Most drinks served in New Orleans are standard, meaning a regular cocktail has 1 1/2 ounces of spirits. However, Hurricanes typically have 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red kool aid. and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ounces of a combination of spirits like grenadine and everclear. If it is hot and you quickly drink three Hurricanes at Pat O'Brian's you may not be able to stand up.

    Music clubs > on Bourbon Street < usually advertise "no cover", but have a per-set (of music) minimum. A "set" can be as little as 20 minutes and they charge you even if you have nothing to drink. KNOW THE RULES AND THE COST. Also pay for each round of drinks as it is delivered so there cant be any confusion at the end of the evening. Note that Bourbon Street, while probably the best known street in New Orleans, is just one street that runs through the French Quarter.

    https://downtownnola.com/district-map/

    I hope you have a great time! .

    4 Answers2 years ago
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    Is New Orleans nice to visit? Or is just a polluted city full of drunk people? Drove by but didn't really check it out, wanted to think?

    More highly of it, but it seemed like any other big city , full of pollution. And there was a really long swamp under the highway. Would the only real reason to go be if someone was interested in a crowd of drunk people? I guess it floods all the time, people have even gotten trapped in bldgs with rising floodwater. But I'm sure there are good things about it? Like what kind of nature besides swamps? Not much of a swamp person. All I've ever heard about it has been swamps, alligators, Cajun food, Mardi Gras, and hurricanes/floods.

    7 Answers2 years ago
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    Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans?

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    Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans, A man Was walking down the street while it was raining. He was a very polite man who wore a suit with a hat. He took a Taxi Home 4 days a week to get home from work. In the morning time his wife would drop him off in a car, and they would buy McDonald's Breakfast.

    His wife worked in Downtown New Orleans at a bank. He and his wife lived in an area that was close to New Orleans. His wife would go to work, after he returned home. He would sleep by himself at night. He would be alone at night.

    One Night when he was at home by himself he saw a creepy man with a very scary mask staring through his window. He was very scared, and did not know what to do it was also raining outside. He started to hear very scary music coming from outside the window.

    His T.V. was on, The Emergency Alert System went off on his T.V.

    He started to hear very mysterious noises coming from outside. His wife came home to find that her husband had disappeared.

    4 Answers2 years ago
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    Will Dorian make a U-turn and speed south to get Mobile and New Orleans?

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    No. Hurricanes in the eastern U.S. tend to move west or north -- not south.

    5 Answers2 years ago
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    Do you need a rental car to visit New Orleans?

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    It depends on where you're planning to go when you're there. Most of the time when I've gone I have not needed a car.

    7 Answers2 years ago
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    New Orleans drinking age/laws?

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    It is true Louisiana law lets a parent or age 21+ spouse of someone age 18 to 20 buy drinks for them. Both need proof of identity and proof of the relationship (birth certificate or marriage license).

    Best is for the person age 18 to 20 to stay silent while the age 21+ person orders and pays for the drinks.

    It is still up to the establishment and they can refuse to sell the drinks which will be consumed by the person age 18 to 20. .

    5 Answers2 years ago
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    How y’all feel about New Orlean?

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    New Orleans is one of the world's special places, in a good way.

    5 Answers2 years ago
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    Any companies I can pay in NOLA to drive me?

    Hello - I live in New Orleans Louisiana and I am attending a camp in the summer and I have no transportation or way of getting there.Any companies I can pay in NOLA to drive me?

    6 Answers2 years ago
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