I'd look into guest houses, or traditions BnBs they usually the owner lives in the place. H H Whitney is a great BnB, but New Orleans has tons. You can use a website like booking.com or hotels.com to find some options.
GeauxVote from the LA Sec of State office. It's for anyone in Louisiana.
It reminds you when elections are coming up and shows you your voting location. I think it notifies you for early voting periods and mail-in deadlines too, but I don't recall exactly. It shows you your specific ballot for your district and you can read any amendments ahead of time. It also gives you a list of all of your elected officials, their contact info, demographics, and political affiliation. All super handy.
i'm seeing 3 available. with the Loews New Orleans Hotel being $300. there is also this: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/898312?checkin=10%2F28%2F2016&checkout=10%2F30%2F2016&guests=1&s=m0sW1dP4
You might try airbnb!
Edit: I looked it up because I was curious, and there are some amazing places on here for decent prices!
If you have good cases for the instruments, one option is something like this in the case. I use this particular one for my violins and its worked well so far as long as you keep the case closed as much as possible. However it won't be as effective if you have a mesh or a more breathable instrument case.
We As Freemen: Plessy v. Ferguson tells the history of the Plessy decision, originally begun in New Orleans. All of it turns out to be super weird and makes no sense, but more than just ‘racism makes no sense’.
For food, check out https://nomenu.com/
That's Tom Fitzmorris. He is the restaurant guy, he has a radio show 6 days a week where all he does is talk about food in New Orleans. He takes callers, interviews chefs, gives recipes, you name it. Listen to his show online, or even call him and ask for specific recommendations.
The WWOZ App ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wwoz&hl=en )
will steer you right. If they don't have it, no one does. Best way to keep tabs on what is going on. Try and make a show at One Eyed Jacks, great little venue, gives you a good taste of the city.
It’s not hard to do yourself. Buy this and some glove conditioner.
Download the parade tracker app. Get a hotel in the quarter, CBD, or warehouse district NOW, they will fill up fast. Uber/Lyft is almost impossible so be walking distance to the parades. Hydrate and don't forget to eat.
You do know that link clearly shows there are plenty of places in the US that has difficulty in predicting weather. The entire Gulf Coast, Great Lakes region, New England, The Atlanta Wedge, the Rockies are all equally as unpredictable.
I don’t use a hock at all—I just sauté the trinity in bacon grease for the flavor.
You can get a tub of pure bacon grease off Amazon—I use Bacon Up and love it.
Not specific for New Orleans but you can try RandomWalking. It works everywhere, just move where you would like to explore.It simply suggest a direction where you should head to reach the main attractions nearby. The game is to not know a priori where you are going so you can simply enjoy the walk. And once you reach a point of interest you can find out more about it.Give it a try:--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.randomwalkingapp.app--> https://apps.apple.com/us/app/randomwalking/id1622589357--> www.randomwalkingapp.com
There's a neat anthropology book on Henderson that covers a lot of the restaurants and the families of the owners too from back in the day that's a classic.
If you order them today Amazon can get them to you by the 9 Wal-mart sometimes has them
I use Arrow Pest Control - they were highly recommended on nextdoor.com when I was new and they've been fine. I haven't had any issues so nothing to compare them to. The house probably already has a termite contract, no? I don't know if you're already a Southerner but beware termite swarm season, roughly Mother's Day through Father's Day.
There were lots of rodent issues after Ida when the trash wasn't picked up for several weeks. Not sure how bad it was in the Irish Channel but just a heads up.
Cox is horrible - it's out regularly. I have NOLA Broadband and my wifi never goes out. We stream all our entertainment. I've heard AT&T fiber optic is good but AT&T, if you're politically liberal, is the evil empire.
Welcome to New Orleans, America's most fun and entertaining third world country. Where are you coming from?
My friend is coming to visit next month, I'm going to buy this one on Groupon. I haven't been to this particular swamp tour but I've been close by and have seen gators there.
The temp will definitely dip below 80 degrees.
Jan 2018 was particularly cold. The average daily high was 35 deg. The average daily low was 28 deg and the low for the month was 20deg.
Jan 2019 was more normal. The average daily high was 67deg, and the average daily low was 63deg.
Are you talking about this Groupon deal that's on the site now? Is it the Blake or Whitney Hotel, since they mention it's close to Lafayette Square? And I love how its "edge of the French Quarter"... It's not far, but it's multiple major city blocks from the Quarter, a 10 min walk at least.
Though there are mixed feelings all over the subreddit about this and I realize you might not want to stay at one but....
gives you some of the best deals as far as affordable and close.
and you don't always have to stay in someones guest bedroom.
We did a 3 hour bus tour with Southern Style Tours and used a Groupon. The tour guide was great and the tour covered a great deal of the city sights, stories of New Orleans history, and even some music. Price was $25. It was well worth it.
Without knowing your budget or desires, the best bet would be to check Hotels.com for names and locations, then either book that way or contact the hotels directly. I've stayed in the Doubletree which was nice, the Intercontinental which was nice, but there are so many and prices range from reasonable to... not.
I just did a hotels.com search on French Quarter hotels and it includes some of the surrounding areas as well, but honestly not sure if the area you mention is included. I didn't want to wander too far without knowing the area. I assume most of our sightseeing will be on foot and I don't know what the areas to avoid are, so thought an Uber to Jackson Square would be the simplest and safest way to go.
Been wondering the same. You can look on Kayak using their exploreexplore feature. You can set your dates and budget. But I’d recommend signing up with Scott’s cheap flights ( and any similar discount flight mailing lists) and checking Travelpirates.com as well
Oh, and my other suggestion that I haven't yet seen: get this fan or one of its clones - whatever's cheapest but make sure it has an internal rechargeable battery and is one of the 9 inch or bigger ones. Game changer for trying to sleep with no power. https://smile.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Portable-Operated-360°Rotate-Personal/dp/B0999BC8B5/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=usb+9+inch+fan&qid=1629386605&sr=8-6
Slap Ya Mama All Natural Cajun Seasoning from Louisiana, Original Blend, MSG Free and Kosher, 4 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KRL002/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_6ZQ0R7P6MVXE0TT5KVK4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Slap Ya Mama
I travel for work (when we could) and bought this sound machine which is small but very powerful. I never travel without it. It got me through a midtown Manhattan hotel, and if you know how loud that is, then you know this thing rules.
I got this really cute pair on amazon and I actually wear them as regular boots when it’s not raining too!! They’re comfy and fully waterproof: Women's Ankle Rain Boots... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086D4TZTK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Antique shops on Royal Street. They are free museums. The best is MS Rau on Saint Peter St and Royal St. For more information, my book on New Orleans is "Free" for the next 48 hours (free is in quotes because Amazon won't allow my book to be priced 0 dollars so I priced it the minimum, 99 cents). https://www.amazon.com/Orleans-Antique-Shopping-Culinary-Extravaganza-ebook/dp/B07RBTKVTJ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=new+orleans+french+quarter+guide
Teenage boy, eh? You may have to venture a bit outside of the French Quarter for him. Take him to the WWII museum: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/
Weapons, uniforms, movies, a bomber plane, a p51 mustang, etc. He'll have a blast!
My NOLA guide book: https://www.amazon.com/Orleans-Antique-Shopping-Culinary-Extravaganza-ebook/dp/B07RBTKVTJ/ref=sr_1_26?keywords=new+orleans+french+quarter+guide+book
New Orleans French Quarter is very small so there's no need for a bus. Just take a self-guided walking tour;
1. The Haunted Hotel: home of the Axe Man Serial Killer
623 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
2. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar; Haunted by Jean Lafitte the pirate.
941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116
3. Jean Lafitte's Absinthe House; haunted by President Andrew Jackson.
240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
4. LaLaurie Mansion; Madame LaLaurie had a torture chamber where she subjected her slaves to the most horrific treatment.
1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
5. Hotel Monteleone; dozens of children who died of yellow fever in the hotel wander the halls of the 13th floor.
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
All of these places are on either Royal St or Bourbon St. The Haunted Hotel is on Ursulines Ave, which is a cross street of Royal St.
I invite you to take a look at my New Orleans French Quarter Guide Book;
Depends, what are you guys into? I mean, your question is too broad. The only question that you have which is specific is "where do y'all suggest we stay?" If you stay in the French Quarter, all the places are very old so they lack modern amenities such as a gym with lots of equipment, an elevator, central air (they usually have hang on the window units). However, if you stay out of the French Quarter, then parking will be bad. You don't want to drive from your hotel to the French Quarter because parking is expensive and a pain in the butt. However, if you live on the edge of the French Quarter, you can live in a hotel with central air, a big gym, and plenty of elevators. Since it is on the edge, everything in the French Quarter is still walkable. My fave hotels on the edge of the French Quarter are the Ritz Carlton if you want to splurge and the Mariott next door if you are on a budget.
RItz Carlton, 921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112
For cool things to do and places to eat, I invite you to take a gander at my New Orleans French Quarter guide book: https://www.amazon.com/Orleans-Antique-Shopping-Culinary-Extravaganza-ebook/dp/B07RBTKVTJ/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=new+orleans+french+quarter+guide+book
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These are the one I bought which are pretty sweet. They go around the rim which makes you very visible. Drivers suck down here and I swear half of them are drunk so the more visibility the better. Front and rear lights are important too, but lights like these help them see you from the side.
If you are big into biking, there is a social ride that goes around every Thursday I think. I haven't joined up with them yet but there is a Facebook group, NOLA social ride, if you are interested.