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Old 01-07-2013, 03:43 PM
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Default Thinking about a trip to New Orleans..

Got a ten year anniversary coming up the first week of March.
Thinking about taking the Mrs to NO for a couple days.
Never been, always wanted to.
Thinking about a low key, B&B, lotsa food kinda thing.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:59 PM
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Look at Oak Alley Plantation they have nice bed and breakfast. All the the plantations have nice bed and breakfast. Just google river road plantation b&bs they are all fairly close to the city (10-30 miles),and most are very private. Hope this helps
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Nice. I'll check it out.

Thanks for the response.
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Buddy of mine (Dave Johnson) runs the Sweet Olive B&B. Tell him I sent you. If it's warm enough and you want to, I'll take you kayaking on Bayou Sauvage and you'll see some gators up close. Last group from up north got a real kick out of that. You'll always see cool birds. Last time we saw some wild hogs.
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Hit uptown New Orleans. The quarter is cool, but there are lots of other really cool parts of the city. March is always a good time to visit because the Mardi Gras crowd is gone and the weather is nice.
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Check out the Columns hotel on St. Charles Ave. Positives= Not too big. Has a great bar. And its on the street car line which you could ride into the city all the way to the doorstep of the FQ. Negatives= bar crowd sometimes is young and can be crowded. Food is ok. Rooms are a bit small.

If you want to spend some money, the Windsor Court is a really nice hotel located in the CBD. Exceptional service with more upscale surroundings. Located near all the big name restaurants.
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Research online for your likes/dislikes for activities and food. Make reservations early when you can. There is so much to see and appreciate in N.O. but without a plan, you may flounder around and be disappointed. The history, even from a carriage driver is very interesting to most.
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Check out CURE Bar on Feret St Uptown if you want some unique quality cocktails. Cool place to have drink before or after dinner.
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I second going uptown. You guys can have a good time out on Magazine St. The one restaurant I would highly recommend around that area is Patois on Laurel. I love that place. If you can, go for the Sunday brunch.
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I can second Patois. Aaron and Leon are good friends of mine. Really can't go wrong in that block with Clancy's or Patois.
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Some good recs in this thread already. I agree that if you're looking for a low key weekend, uptown is the way to go. Lots of good restaurants, good shopping for the wife, nice area of the city to enjoy a relaxing weekend. In addition to the restaurants mentioned, Bistro Daisy would be a great choice.
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a bunch of B&B uptown, great for the low key, and even if you wanted you could jump on the street car and even hit downtown during the day, lots to see you really can't go wrong.
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Originally Posted by tcwakefield View Post
Check out the Columns hotel on St. Charles Ave. Positives= Not too big. Has a great bar. And its on the street car line which you could ride into the city all the way to the doorstep of the FQ. Negatives= bar crowd sometimes is young and can be crowded. Food is ok. Rooms are a bit small.

If you want to spend some money, the Windsor Court is a really nice hotel located in the CBD. Exceptional service with more upscale surroundings. Located near all the big name restaurants.
love the columns...good suggestion
i even have a great story about the 2nd floor room, street side right

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