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Old 11-03-2015, 11:25 PM   #1
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Safe way to stop in new orleans

We are going to Florida in sprinter from Oklahoma. Two choices-through Atlanta or New Orleans. Prefer New Orleans. Is it safe to stop and see French quarter? If so, where do I stop for the night? Thanks
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:43 PM   #2
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We are going to Florida in sprinter from Oklahoma. Two choices-through Atlanta or New Orleans. Prefer New Orleans. Is it safe to stop and see French quarter? If so, where do I stop for the night? Thanks
Hi, We were just there on our last trip. I believe it was called the French Quarter RV Resort. It is right in the middle of town and you can walk to Bourbon street from there. It is a nice secure place, but plan on spending close to $100.00 per night. Trust me, it's worth it to stay there.
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:22 AM   #3
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Another vote for the French Quarter RV Resort.

Very secure and gated, very nice facilities.

It is a bit pricey, but it is also on the edge of the Quarter so you can walk anywhere. If you are out well into the night...and seeing Bourbon Street in all its glory must be done at least once ....grab a cab back.

If you have Passport America, you can get 50% off one night if you stay for two or more.

When you leave, take a drive thru the Garden District.

Have a good time. It is a special place.


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If the French Quarter RV Resort is outside your budget, the next-best and much cheaper alternative is Bayou Segnette State Park, across the river. Then you would drive to the Algiers-Canal Street Ferry, park before boarding, then ride across as a pedestrian. The ferry will drop you off right at the end of Canal Street at the corner of the French Quarter.

Do NOT take the Gretna Ferry even though it's closer to the State Park, because it will drop you in a bad neighborhood when you cross the river.
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Bayou Segnerte SP and the Algiers Ferry is a great option, and one we have done many times.

I always suggest that those who want to partake of the nightlife, and see the Quarter after dark, stay at the FQRV resort.....easy to get back to by cab at any time of the night, and if you are a tad bit inebriated, it is still safe.

It just depends on what you want and like to do.


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Safe way to stop in new orleans

We too were a bit concerned about staying in NOLA this past winter on our way to southwest in January. Recommendations from forum members lead us to stay just outside at "conveniently located" Fontaine Bleau State Park http://www.fontainebleaustatepark.co...state_park.htm. We really enjoyed our stay and a nice scenic drive over Lake Ponchatrain into the French Quarter where we parked at a convenient parking lot which seemed reasonable and safe. Spent the day in the French Quarter enjoyed all the tastes, sounds and spirit of the French Quarter!
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:14 PM   #7
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There is a small private Rv park about 15 minutes from French Quarter. Clean and safe but just two long rows of rvs. Full hookups with cable $30. For $5pp each way they will take you to French Qtr. Laundry, showers, small pool and hot tub, small dog walk area. Can't remember name but it's in RV Reviews. We were not the only Airstream there. I can find name later today.
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here's another vote for the French Quarter RV Resort...we stayed for 2 nights in Spt.(weekdays)...it is expensive but for a short stay it was worth the convenience of being so close to the French Quarter...weekdays are less expensive than weekends...the rates during special events including football games are exorbitant!!!...
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We stayed there for two nights three weeks ago. They do accept Good Sam discount (10 percent). We thought good value even though a little pricey. Staff was wonderful.
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Heed the advice at FQ Resort...it is in the FQ but not in the best of neighborhoods to take a cab or be in groups. Guess that is why it is gated.
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We stayed at Pontchatrain landing. A little bit out of town but they have a shuttle into the FQ. Rates are not bad and the place was clean and well groomed. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed it. Would not hesitate to stay again.
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Heed the advice at FQ Resort...it is in the FQ but not in the best of neighborhoods to take a cab or be in groups. Guess that is why it is gated.
Actually it's not in the French Quarter. It's outside the Quarter, but within walking distance of it (at least in daylight; after dark, take a cab). You can see it from I-10.
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For us, we said the heck with NO altogether and went just west of NO to the Cajun Palms RV Resort and went to a bunch of Cajun towns and had a real ball with the food and Resort festivities. NO is just too touristy and has too many places not safe for us. If the food and culture is what you are looking for, the the Cajun Palms is a blast.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:15 PM   #14
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FQRV resort. 3 or 4 blocks north of FQ. If it is late and you are alone , spring for a 3 block taxi ride. It is really nice and you dont use your vehicle at all.
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