Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesNew Orleans · 2 months ago

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.

6 Answers

  • I was in New Orleans a bit more than a month ago. It's going to be hot and humid if you go in the summer, so dress accordingly. The weather cooperated for us, thank goodness. 

    If you avoid Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, you'll avoid most of the idiot drunks. From what I could tell, Canal Street is the dividing line between the French Quarter and the Central Business District, (my boyfriend found Canal a bit skeezy and did everything to avoid walking on it). 

    There's a World War II museum south of the Central Business District that's really a complex of several buildings. You could easily spend all day there. There are numerous walking tours and bus tours. There's Mardi Gras World, which is where they keep all the floats and props. There's also a Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture where you can see costumes from parades past. Skip the Voodoo Museum, as it's two rooms of stuff and you can barely move because it's so small. There's also the pharmacy museum. There are "tours" (really a lecture in the one main room) four days a week.You can also take a riverboat cruise.We're also both veg and had little trouble finding food to eat. Nothing was truly spectacular, but we ate well. On our last night there, we went to a Thai place in Faubourg-Marigny and saw that the guy who was our tour guide for the bus tour was eating there. I figure of the locals eat there, it's a good place, and the food was pretty good.We were there for six days and five nights and kept pretty busy. We also did a lot of walking, but as I'm a city gal and therefore used to walking, that wasn't too much of a problem.

  • 1 month ago

    Just got back from NOLA. It's a nice place to visit. We had a couple young kids. There was no problems with "drunk people". It wasn't the cleanest town, but everyone was very friendly.

    Lots of history in the city.

  • 2 months ago

    Total dump........

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Great food, very good music. It does not flood all the time. Don't make stuff up.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's mostly blacks.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's a great and fun city.

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