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MookieMonster

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Hello Cajuns!

Me and my younger brother, who's enlisted in the Air Force and is leaving late September, are going to the Patriots-Saints game in New Orleans as a good bye. I'm hoping to make this a memorable trip so if you guys could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it! I'm looking for a nice, but not crazy expensive, hotel in New Orleans. We'll uber most likely so it doesn't need to be in walking distance of the Super Dome. I'd also love some tips on where some must eat and must see locations are in the are!

Thanks guys

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Of course New Orleans is littered with places to stay and eat so narrowing it down boils down to preference, however I'll take a stab at it. I've lived in the city all my life and most locals in my area usually answer this question like this to visitors...

 

The W New Orleans, French Quarter is a really nice play to stay at usually an affordable price. Now that said, all hotels in the area boost their cost during events such as a Saints game. Da W (as locals refer to it) is located just down the street from Harrahs casino if y'all like to gamble but also Dragos seafood which is a major plus.

 

if you'd rather stay right on Burbon St. then the Royal Sonesta is the place to be IMO.

 

3 must eats...

1. Drago's seafood: Got to get them charbroiled oysters!!!

 

2. Masparios Cafe: The muffulettas are to die for... bring an appetite, there huge!

 

3. Cafe du Monde: Beignets... cliche yes but their praises for a reason. 

 

 

Beyond that just venture and listen listen to locals... don't confine yourself to just the east bank. Venture over to he West Bank accross the GNO bridge. Search out "The Boiling Pot" or Perinos (as locals call it). The fried crawfish po-boy is heaven and they have some of the best boiled Louisiana seafood as well. 

 

Drinking...

 

Yes Burbon St. is popular but also hectic and crowded at times. Best to hit Burbon after the game at night. Most locals actually hang out on Frenchmens St. absolutely worth the visit. 

 

Best little know secret of NOLA... Port of Call cafe!!! They have chargrilled steaks, burgers and potatoes but the drinks are the key. Get the Monsoon and the Goombay Punch, you won't regret it!

 

Also need to get a Hurricane at Pat O's!

 

Have fun, be safe and enjoy!

 

welcome

 

PS: You say your brother joined the forces... check out the World War 2 museum, book y'all a fishing charter in one of the lower line parishes (Bayou communities) Jean Lafitte is the closest to New Orleans. I have a lot of contacts in this area, just IM me if you want further info. If ya do head down to Lafitte, go to Bayou Des Families restruant, very good seafood and make sure to get a drink called "swamp slush". Just a few tips from a local Bayou boy. 

 

Also please tell your brother I said thank you for his service... it's very much appreciated.

 

 

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Wow! Even more info than I expected. I appreciate all the tips and advice, I'm sure we'll have a great time!

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4 hours ago, domepatrol91 said:

Damn, worm. 

Write a book already. xD

For real though, you probably should.

I do know my city... xD

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If you get to the games early is it common to get autographs? Do they allow fans to move down to the first row until it starts filling up?

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Posted (edited)

The WW2 museum is definitely something you should see, Air Force or not. The New Orleans Museum of Art is really cool too. New Orleans is a relatively small city geographically so you should be able to see most of the good stuff with no problem. It's hard to narrow it all down to only a few recommendations. Just get to what you can get to because it's a very unique city, it won't be hard to find cool places.

Edited by NS922

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Yeah we're definitely going to check the WW2 museum out, he loves history so that'll be fun. I really appreciate all the help guys!


WhoDat!

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This thread is awesome.

I haven't been to NOLA since Katrina, I think I was there in 2003? It was so fun and I can't believe I haven't been back. Perhaps I should change that and make it down for a game.

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52 minutes ago, Mid Iowa said:

This thread is awesome.

I haven't been to NOLA since Katrina, I think I was there in 2003? It was so fun and I can't believe I haven't been back. Perhaps I should change that and make it down for a game.

You should

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I'm Creole. Please don't confuse me with those back-water, coon-a**, know nothing, rednecks. I say that with pure kindness.

 

xD

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Got a muffulettas at Pat Os, and a few Hurricanes. Definitely feeling it and definitely not disappointed. The WW2 Museum was awesome as well. New Orleans is definitely a very cool/unique city.

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I'm not allowed anywhere near New Orleans, due to the absurd level of wasted I always get down there.

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10 hours ago, MookieMonster said:

Got a muffulettas at Pat Os, and a few Hurricanes. Definitely feeling it and definitely not disappointed. The WW2 Museum was awesome as well. New Orleans is definitely a very cool/unique city.

Good to hear

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On 8/8/2017 at 7:10 AM, whodatworm23 said:

Best little know secret of NOLA... Port of Call cafe!!! They have chargrilled steaks, burgers and potatoes but the drinks are the key. Get the Monsoon and the Goombay Punch, you won't regret it!

 

 

Went here last night....burgers and baked potato were great. I think that was also the largest cocktail i've ever consumed in my life :P

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