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lee909 08-06-2013 07:10 AM

Organising a visit
 
Not sure the best part of the forum to put this in, anyway

I want to plan my trip over to New Orleans but it wont be this year most probably 2015 but im going to try and do next year if I can.So im looking to sort out my budget

I have been looking online to rent sonewhere for 10-14 days rather than stay in a hotel.
Seen a few places but obviously dont knoe the area.One place was off North Broad avenue and looks to be in the 7th ward not far from the fair grounds. The other was North Olympia Road/Street just off canal street.

Ill be coming for a game and hoping to get up to a LSU/Tulane gane too, though ill need to use public transport as I dont drive.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ill most likely be travelling on my own so dont want to be anywhere that would be a issue.

TheOak 08-06-2013 10:41 AM

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For what it is worth an extended stay hotel would probably be cheaper than an Apt. and you would have kitchenette etc if needed. Corporate Apt.s could get a little pricy.

SapperSaint 08-06-2013 11:06 AM

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You would also need to drop seeing an LSU game. Public trans to BR from NOLA would be costly as well.

lee909 08-06-2013 11:15 AM

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I thought I read there was a bus service and it was around $50 return.
Just trying to get a rough cost at the moment.I have travelled in India via bus/train so im sure I can manage over there.

Crusader 08-06-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by SapperSaint (Post 515290)
You would also need to drop seeing an LSU game. Public trans to BR from NOLA would be costly as well.

I did a quick search on Greyhound.com you can get there and back for less than $30 if you book really early.

lee909 08-06-2013 01:25 PM

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Thanks
Looking forward to getting this sorted and coming over.
Hopefully get the chance to meet a few of you and getting you a drink.

TheOak 08-06-2013 01:30 PM

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If your going to be there a week find a cheap rental car... Taxi's plus a bus ticket may cost you more in the long run.

lee909 08-06-2013 01:57 PM

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I cant drive.
Sad really for a 30 year old but i have never had a need to.I live just outside london so use the underground train when in the city and only live 4 miles from work so why pay 6:30/$9.69 a gallon,insurance of around 500/$770 and road tax of another 150-200/$250-300 a year for a daily 8 mile trip i can do in 20mins each way on a bike.

TheOak 08-06-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lee909 (Post 515329)
I cant drive.
Sad really for a 30 year old but i have never had a need to.I live just outside london so use the underground train when in the city and only live 4 miles from work so why pay 6:30/$9.69 a gallon,insurance of around 500/$770 and road tax of another 150-200/$250-300 a year for a daily 8 mile trip i can do in 20mins each way on a bike.


Coon-asses cant drive either... We just get a license to make it legal and what-not.

You may find some of these tools helpful.
New Orleans Maps and Transportation
Getting Around New Orleans : Travel Channel

You know.... If you spend enough time in the Quarter you may stumble across some nice enough people that would give you a ride to and from the LSU game just because of your accent. ;-)

lee909 08-06-2013 02:29 PM

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Well one can talk properly when charm is required.


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