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Old 07-15-2015, 01:33 PM
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My wife and I are going to take a short trip soon (4-5 days) and have narrowed it down to exploring the coast of Maine, or going to New Orleans. We like to hike, explore, fish, outdoor stuff, etc as well as do restaurants and bars. I am worried that Maine will have plenty of the outdoor stuff but not enough of the nightlife stuff, while New Orleans will be the opposite. We have never been to either of these places.

Is Maine just for old folks (my parents did the trip a couple years ago and loved it, but they dont drink and they go to bed @ 9). Is there other stuff to do around New Orleans other than touristy swamp tours? What do you think?
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Maine...hands down.
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Where are you coming from and when do you plan to visit?
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:02 PM
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Maine.
Lots of great food and adult beverages. Both are fun, but I'd go north.
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You sound like you enjoy doing healthy things and have a drink or two afterwards.
Bourbon Street is about get thing shitfaced until you puke, and hoping you don't get caught peeing in the alley by the cops.
Maine would be my vote.
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This time of year you want to be going to Maine. Plenty of great food, great weather, lots to explore, lots of boating, vs. being hemmed in to one very hot and humid town (which we also love, just not now). We just got back from a 16 day trip through Maine and up through the Canadian maritimes (HIGHLY recommended).
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This time of year. Maine no question. It's beautiful in the summer.
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Maine......

N.O. Is a dump on the best of days!
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Maine. NO is great but Maine is awesome in the summer and there's a ton to do and explore.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:16 AM
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Well it's unanimous. Maine it is. Any advice on where to go and what to see? I know we'll go to Acadia, and I definitely want to see the tides in the Bay of Fundy. We'll most likely fly into Portland and head north from there. Is there anything to see inland or should we stick to the coast? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
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NO if you like the smell of urine, being harassed by homeless people, and worrying nonstop about getting murdered.
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NOLA gets my vote. You guys that visit need to learn to avoid Bourbon Street. Get out and see the city. Avoid the touristy shit. Hundreds of great restaurants and countless bars. And you can go fishing (Venice is a car ride away) or even fish inshore for specks and Reds. Hell, take an airboat ride or a historic tour of NOLA. Plenty to do in 5 days
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Stick to the coast. Bring your passport and go over the border to Campobello and Grand Manan Island, go whale watching. If you have more time, then up to Fundy National Park and the NB coast up through Hopewell Rocks to get the full scope of what the tides do up there plus it's really cool.

If your wife's a shopper then Freeport, just north of Portland has every outlet known to womankind in a cutesy quaint town plus the huge LL Bean complex for both serious outdoorsy and serious preppy stuff, if that makes any sense.

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Hello, I've been to Maine twice, would go again in a heartbeat, New Orleans once that's enough. Haven't been since 2001 but it was much cheaper then to fly into Manchester New Hampshire and rent car and drive up coastline than Portland. You will enjoy every minute. Jim
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NOLA gets my vote. You guys that visit need to learn to avoid Bourbon Street. Get out and see the city. Avoid the touristy shit. Hundreds of great restaurants and countless bars. And you can go fishing (Venice is a car ride away) or even fish inshore for specks and Reds. Hell, take an airboat ride or a historic tour of NOLA. Plenty to do in 5 days
Yeah, and don't forget your gun. RUN TO MAINE!
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