Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread
Deb, Just so you know where I am coming from: I fully admit that, when I was a New Orleans suburbanite, I had a strong bias against the city neighborhoods outside of the French Q and Garden District/Tulane/Loyola corridor. Due to gang violence, including preying on unsuspecting tourists (and suburbanites). I used to be a Saints season ticket holder in the 80's, and have attended a dozen or so Saints games in recent years as a visitor to NOLA, frequently tailgating at surface lots. I honestly do not recall ever seeing an RV near the Dome.
Originally Posted by debwse
My advice is: stay at the campground in Mississippi about the last exit before the Louisiana State line, near the Pearl River. Rent a car or find other transportation to get into the downtown (I had suggested to others to park near the NOLA airport and take the shuttle downtown - that would work if the remote lots are open - check with Moisant/Armstrong airport). If the Mississippi camp is closed, explore camping along the Gulf Coast. We used to have a small RV to camp near Perdido Beach, Florida, where we could literally catch our dinner with rod & reel. You could rent a car to get into the city. You may find another campground between Mobile, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian. Most of these locations have airports with rental cars to take into the City.
One alternative worth exploring: there used to be many RV's that would come into the city for the JazzFest at the Fairgrounds race track. You could take a cab downtown. The last Jazz Fest I attended was around 2002, so this may a useless suggestion, but at least worth a phone call. NOLA Raven Fan can tell you if the surrounding area is safe.
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