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I'm planning a road trip to New Orleans and I need advice. I'm from Austin so I'll be cutting straight across the southern part of Louisiana. Do any of y'all know of any good sites to stop at along the way. I'm sure as hell not gonna drive eight hours in one day. The whole trip will be 4 nights, 5 days.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated,
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Stay a night at Oak Alley Plantation. Sleeping is also available on the USS KIDD navy ship in baton rouge. Which is a crazy experience. It will be more rustic than staying at a plantation. Another idea is sleeping on houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin. Largest swamp in the US! And also beautiful and full of wild life. There are also other plantations like the myrtles which is the most haunted. If you go by baton rouge check out the capitol, LSU stadium, Mike the Tiger, Bluebonnet Swamp center. I suggest sleeping or just eating at Chef John Folse Restaurant Lafittes Landing. He owns a B & B about an hour and a 15 min from new orleans. He is one of the best if not the best chef in Louisiana.
The best po boy sandwich is Domilise's a little family owned place outside of the quarter and is cash only.This is a best kept secret.
My favorite drinks is the Planters Punch at Pat O's, Pimms Cup at the Napolean House, and bloody mary at the avenue pub uptown.
Check out what festivals are happening.
Attractions: Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Cafe Du Monde, Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise(don't eat there the food is terrible),Moonwalk on the Mississippi, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Zoo/Aquarium Cruise, Imax, Audubon Insectarium, Royal St. Antiques, Magazine Street Shopping and Julia St Art Galleries, Check out the Architecture in the Garden District, Airboat Swamp tour, Mardi Gras World, Ride the Streetcar, New Orleans School of Cooking, Carriage Ride, City Park has rides for the kids, Preservation Hall in Quarter serves no alcohol and is no smoking so it a jazz hall for all ages it is great for everyone to enjoy.
Plantations-Oak Alley, Madewood Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, Beauregard House at Chalmette Battlefield, Destrehan & Ormond Plantations
Museum-Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden, Dday, the cabildo, Pharmacy, Confederate Museum, US Mint, Conti Wax Museum, Historic New Orleans Collection, Childrens Museum
Haunted Places-Le Petit Theater, The Pontalba, Pirates Alley, The Lalaurie House, Lanaux Mansion, St. Louis Cathedral, Lafittes Blacksmith shop, The Pharmacy.Go see the ghost table at muriels, LaLaurie House, St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, Columns Hotel, Place de Armes Hotel, Yo mamas bar and grill, Pat O's, O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub, Octoroon's House - 734 Royal Street, Hotel Monteleone, Brennans, Le Pavilion Hotel, Arnaud's Restaurant, Canal Street at City Park Avenue, Cafe Lafite in Exile, The Sultans Palace, Gardette-LePrete Haunted House, The Beauregard-Keyes House, Marie Laveau's House at 1020 St. Ann Street, The Creole Lady of Faubourg-Marigny at 734 Royal St, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and 2
Jaquimos( Best Alligator Cheesecake and blackened red fish),Rio Mar, Commanders Palace(MY FAV), Muriels(Turtle Soup, Goat Cheese Crepes, and Pecan crusted drum), Coffee Pot (FAVORITE RED BEANS and breakfast), Upperline( TURTLE SOUP and FISH PIQUANTE USA todays best dish), Lilette, Irenes, Galatoise- (Very famous and very good), Dick and Jennys-(EVERYTHING IS GREAT!), Napolean House( Great. LUNCH SPOT), One on Hampson( BEST DUCK GUMBO),
Brennans( BRUNCH), Crepe Nanou,( Love their crepes and grilled AMBERJACK), Tommys Restaurant, Brigtsens ( Everything is AWESOME), Yo Mamas Bar and Grill- Best Hamburgers and Boil Crawfish during the season), Palace Cafe( PECAN CRUSTED FISH AND BLUE CRAB LEGS),
Domileses(awesome poboys), Cochon( BEst cochon du lait), Favorite coffee- Cafe du monde
Drink in the Quarter! Pat O's, Lafittes Blacksmith shop, Absinthe House, Carousel Bar at the Monteleone hotel, bombay club
favorite FQ BAR- Lafittes and Pat o's,
Goldmine- place to dance in the quarter
Bars not in the quarter- Victorian Lounge at the Columns, Bridge Lounge, Delachaise, fat harrys, Bull Dog, Balcony bar, rendezvous, Lucys retired surfers bar(warehouse district)... After 1am bars, F and M's and grits(more of college and upper 20's crowd), St. Joes.
Frenchman street has a lot of music clubs!!(snug Harbour, DBA, Spotted Cat)
Tipitinas has cajun dancing every sunday night as long as there is no special events going on
Maple Leaf Bar- Rebirth plays every Tuesday night and it right next door to the local favorite restaurant jaquimos!!!!Great music plays here! http://mapleleafbar.com/
Le bon temps rouler- Soul rebels every Thursday http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine
Rock n Bowl- http://www.rockandbowl.com/CalandarPAGE/%E2%80%A6
House of Blues- http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubv%E2%80%A6
Vaughns- Kermit Ruffins plays here a lot.
Howlin Wolf- http://www.thehowlinwolf.com/
Preservation Hall- Serves no Alcohol so all ages are allowed to go in.
Christina- You have no idea what you are talking about. I think it is time you go work out.
- Anonymous4 years ago
properly in case you bypass in the iciness time, dont do minnesota! i could bypass to lousiana, look at new orleans. while you're travelling with kinfolk, i could bypass to minnesota. yet new orleans is extensive, historic, enormously, super nutrition, super song. additionally a bridge in basic terms fell in Minn, i think of that's an indication, dont bypass there.
- 1 decade ago
that place got killed. its a $hit hole now.