A November 2003 trip
to New Orleans by meadowlark
Quote: Conferencing in New Orleans has its benefits when you are staying on the fringe of the French Quarter. All within walking distance of our great "shotgun double" apartment, there were plenty of fun and, sometimes, frivolous things to do in or near the French Quarter.
All that jazz!
We were just around the corner from Cafe Brazil which hosted a brass band complete with sousaphone! Just to the east of the French Quarter, we were away from the Bourbon Street crowd for a more laid back atmosphere.
Go back in time
We got our photo taken at the Old Time Photo place in the French Quarter. The proprietor has an amazing collection of costumes and accessories. We had a great time stepping back into the 19th century and having some fun.
New Orleans has an enormous conference center. During a big conference all the flights and hotel rooms are sold out and the hotel prices are double what they normally are. Book in advance or try to be there when a conference is not in town. There were 28,000 people at our conference and all the planes were oversold so lots of people got stuck in New Orleans or had trouble getting there.
Taxis are plentiful and not too expensive. The easiest way to flag one is to wait by a hotel. Wherever there are lots of tourists, it is easy to get a cab. If you are walking down street utilized mainly by locals, any cabs that pass you will likely be full. It was about to go to the convention center from the northeast corner of the French Quarter and about to go to our apartment from anywhere in the French Quarter.
Hotel | "Shotgun Double Apartment near French Quarter"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2004
Shotgun Double Apartment
1744 North Rampart
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2004
Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116