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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesNew Orleans · 1 decade ago

Three nights in New Orleans will I need a rental car?

My wife and I were going to spend New Years in New Orleans. Will we need to rent a car or can we get around by foot? We are in our late 20's and dont mind walking.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No. You do not need a car. Parking is a pain in the as$ in the quarter and Taxis are cheap. The best taxi company in New Orleans is United there number is 504-522-9771. Also, if you want to go uptown you can also take the streetcar. You can walk anywhere in the quarter on foot. Either take airport shuttle to your hotel or call united when you land or go to the cab stand. Airport shuttle you can purchase a round trip to and from the airport.

    Have Fun!

    My favs:

    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.

    http://www.nola.com/festivals/

    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

    FOOD:

    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.

    Music-

    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.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well , you should be fine taking the public transit.

    You can use the bus or street car system.

    For more information on how to get to New Orleans and ways getting around town.

    http://www.colorfulplaces.com/destinations-travel-...

    Bus map and street car

    http://jeffersontransit.org/maps.htm

    http://www.norta.com/?page=maps_schedules

    Check out and see if is easy to get around from your hotel.

    Good luck.

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