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10 days to go.....woop woop!


The boy and I will be in New Orleans from June 2-11th staying at the Country Inn and Suites FQ. Can't quite believe it's only 10 days away. Been talking about this pretty much constantly for the last 3 months so I think my workmates will be glad to see the back of me!

Anyhow, I've been working on a (loose) to do list for our trip and would be uber grateful for feedback. Directions/distance aren't exactly a strong point of ours so if any of this seems too unrealistic please let me know.

1)-Swamp tour

2)-Rock and Bowl (is this within walking distance-we're keen walkers so any distance up to 5 miles is okay dokay)

3)-Mardi-gras world

4)-Garden District


We're also really into our music and were hoping there were some alternative music venues hiding between the regular blues and jazz bars. Anything that plays rock, indie, acoustic, alt country etc and is cheap (on a pretty tight budget) would be ideal.

Thanks in advance


Stow, Ohio
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1. Re: 10 days to go.....woop woop!

Just stroll down Bourbon. You'll find a dozen places playing different types of music. Pop into the ones where you hear something you like. It's the best way to find music that suits you. Glad you're excited. You're going to have a great time. Let us all know how your trip goes.

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2. Re: 10 days to go.....woop woop!

10 days to go? Lucky you, I still have 10 months to go!! :(

Yes please, let us know the details of your trip when u get back. Personally speaking, reading trip reviews is what keeps me going until next spring!

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3. Re: 10 days to go.....woop woop!

Since you'll be here for more than one week, you'll definitely have more than enough time to fit in all the activities listed above.

With the swamp tours, you'll be picked up from your hotel, so transportation isn't an issue. However, the Rock and Bowl is NOT within walking distance. It's located in Mid-City and you'd have to cab there!

To get to Mardi Gras World, you'd take the free Canal St ferry (a few blocks from your hotel) over to Algiers and then catch the free shuttle to Mardi Gras World. And with the Garden District, you just have to hop on the St. Charles Ave streetcar in front of your hotel and get down at whatever stop you want.

For your type of music, you'd probably enjoy d.b.a, the Apple Barrel, Checkpoint Charlie's and Dragon's Den on Frenchmen St in the Marigny and Republic on S. Peters in the Warehouse District.

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Since you will undoubtedly be going at night, take a taxi to Rock and Bowl. Enjoy your trip.

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5. Re: 10 days to go.....woop woop!

Do not walk to the Rock & bowl. The best night to go is Thursday night...(Zydeco night)..

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6. Re: 10 days to go.....woop woop!

Jun 5 (Thursday) Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl:

Zydeco Night feat. Nathan & the Zydeco Chas Chas 8:30p

"A splendid time is guaranteed for all..."

A short cab ride away.

Put on your dancin' shoes.

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As far as Garden District goes, Catch the streetcar out of the French Market ( ask for a transfer) get off at St. Charles street, catch that streetcar to the Garden District. There is a nice sandwich shop on 6th street I believe. Walk past the graveyard and take some pics( Daytime only) Then walk to Magazibe street for the shops.

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