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Cheaper: NYC or Nola??

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Cheaper: NYC or Nola??

We are planning a trip to NOLA in September. First we booked a couple of days in NYC. Here we take a rental car and will be driving the Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains and the Natchez Park Trailway to New Orleans.

Our trip continous to along the Gulf of Mexico to Florida(Miami).

Being from Europe(The Netherlands), i was wondering which is the better (read: cheaper) place to do some serious shopping; clothing(Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein...)perfumes, etc..

I read somewhere tourist may get a taxreturn in NOLA? Not sure about that, though.

All suggestions and advices are welcome.

Thank you.

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11. Re: Cheaper: NYC or Nola??

Nola. Hands Down. I am also chuckling at your question as I am sitting in Chelsea (NYC) at the moment going over just how much cash I have parted with today, only today!!!

Also, I happen to love new orleans with a passion and want everyone in the country to visit it!

And there is shopping to be done in New Orleans, you can get the brand names, but you can also get all kinds of things on Magazine St. NYC would definitely have more of a selection though.

travel safe!

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12. Re: Cheaper: NYC or Nola??

There's nothing cheap in NYC, only afordable meal is a pretzel from the corner stand...

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If you're driving from New Orleans to Miami, you'll be taking I-10 East, and there's a great outlet mall right on the I-10 in Gulfport, MS (which is also close to the beach/casinos) with a lot of good name-brand stores. www.primeoutlets.com/cntrdefault.asp…

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14. Re: Cheaper: NYC or Nola??

Thank you all so much for your tips. They are all very helpfull. What a great site, hey!

We will do most of our shopping in nyc, and will visit the outlet center in Gulfport aswell.

I'me sure we will enjoy our trip to both NYC and NOLA.

Again, thank a lot!!Leo.

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Sounds like a great trip. Just a side note...when you get to the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a 10 mile detour to Dillsboro North Carolina. Its a quaint Mountain town with 50 shops of southern arts and crafts. It a shopaholics dream. Just do a google Dillsboro North Carolina. I think you will enjoy it. Get lunch at the Jarrett House. Good southern cooking.

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