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Thread: Nerw Orleans after Christmas

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    Senior Member olebat's Avatar
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    After Christmas in New Orleans is a wee bit dull, compared to the festivities which lead up to it. The bonfires on the levy (Christmas eve) are best if you get out of the car and visit the people who have built the fires. If you have a car, Metairie is not far, but don't plan on night life drinking then getting on the spaghetti highway to get back over there. The weather can be delightful, especially coming from NY, but it can also be bone chilling humid. Park for free south of Esplanade then walk, or ride the public transportation. Vanogay, yea ya rite, Let the good times roll!

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    I am reading this with great interests and taking notes also as we plan to go in November !

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    There are some festivities for 12th Night, which marks the beginning of Mardi Gras season. Usually it's an invite only ball and a costumed streetcar ride in the evening on St. Charles Ave. Www.nola.com would probably have some info on that. If you're in town then, it's worth doing. There are lots of B&Bs in the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods which would put you in the center of everything and give you a real sense of the flavor of the area. If you want to do some shopping outside of the French Quarter/Marigny area, head down Magazine street. About halfway to the zoo there is an amazing little shopping district full of quaint shops and restaurants.

    Have fun and stay safe!

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    Being an art teacher I think you will find New Orleans very interesting. Be sure to try and hit Magazine street if time allows. Lot of local artist shops there. Also they now have a tour that takes you thru the 9th ward area where Katrina was the most devastating. You can also see musicians row, along with the community that Brad Pitt help establish. It also takes you to one of the cemeteries there and the guide is very very informative. I live in Lafayette about 2.5 hrs west of New Orleans.
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    Change of plans! Family coming here Christmas week. I will save these good ideas for another time!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Thank you all! I took note as my own plan have not changed and our plane tickets are bought. I am going in mid-november. Can't wait!

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