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  1. #211

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread



    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsKickButt View Post
    EDIT: Looks like, as with a lot of things, this garage is booked. I would still like to know a few good places to park close to the FQ for Saturday and Sunday.
    While I think you are wasting your time trying to find parking near the French Quarter, here are the locations of three garages/lots which we have recently used

    • on Decatur (southern edge of French Quarter), between the French Market and the Mississippi River levee, behind Cafe du Monde and the French Market
    • on Canal, in a downtown shopping center across Canal from the Doubletree Hotel
    • on North Rampart (northern edge of French Quarter), in a garage between Bienville and Iberville


    Threre is a map of French Quarter on a pdf link from http://www.frenchquarter.com/shoppin...letteStory.php

    We have tried parking downtown during Mardis Gras several times, gave up, and wound up taking the streetcar from the Tulane/Garden District area. If there's a chance for parking at any of these lots, it would be by heading into downtown very early.

    If you get skunked, then you would have the option to drive out Canal past 1-10 to take the streetcar back to the S Rampart Street or next stop or two, then walk downriver a block into the Quarter. Based on some new info gleaned from some back & forth last night with the ever-helpful NOLA Ravens Fan, I have decided to pick up the streetcar at the end of the Canal Street line at the New Orleans Museum of Art, which you can find on Google maps at One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.

    The streetcar runs all day every 1/2 hour, on the hour and the 1/2 hour; see schedule at http://www.norta.com/Maps_Schedules/...ex.html?ID=48#

    Regardless of how you get there, plan on meeting up with our Lot J tailgate crew at the Jackson statue in the middle of Jackson Square at 2pm both weekend days.

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  2. #212

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    For those looking at brokers for tickets, try bigredtickets.com. I bought my tickets from them (no other affiliation) and noted that they do not add a surcharge or any fees.




  3. #213

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Probably already answered in this thread somewhere but anyone know where the Raven's fans will be partying Saturday night? I'm sure Bourbon Street will be crazy.




  4. #214

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FearTheRaven View Post
    Probably already answered in this thread somewhere but anyone know where the Raven's fans will be partying Saturday night? I'm sure Bourbon Street will be crazy.
    On Frenchmen Street at DBA and across the street in the Art Market.......then Sunday at that lot on Canal. Spotted my first Ravens hat at my booth last night, a Lions fan. Here is my website: http://www.andylevin.com I sell prints of my photography....
    Last edited by NOLARavenFAN; 01-27-2013 at 01:06 PM.
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    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    The streetcar runs all day every 1/2 hour, on the hour and the 1/2 hour; see schedule at http://www.norta.com/Maps_Schedules/...ex.html?ID=48#

    Regardless of how you get there, plan on meeting up with our Lot J tailgate crew at the Jackson statue in the middle of Jackson Square at 2pm both weekend days.
    So Ted, if I am reading this line schedule correctly, the last opportunity to take the streetcar back to the parking lot from the FQ is about 10PM?


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  6. #216

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Great website NOLARavenFan! I have a Canon 7D with a couple of "L" lenses (which will not make the trip next week ). I'm pretty handy with my rig, but you have some great pictures on your website.




  7. #217

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLARavenFAN View Post
    On Frenchmen Street at DBA and across the street in the Art Market.......then Sunday at that lot on Canal. Spotted my first Ravens hat at my booth last night, a Lions fan. Here is my website: http://www.andylevin.com I sell prints of my photography....
    Thanks man. Look for me I will be the big Ravens fan with a leather football helmet on.




  8. Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    So Ted, if I am reading this line schedule correctly, the last opportunity to take the streetcar back to the parking lot from the FQ is about 10PM?
    That ain't good.

    I got what I'll presume is a dumb question, but I'll throw it out there anyway to NOLAfan.

    You ever seen where home owners open up their yards or businesses open up their parking lots for paid parking for events like this?

    For instance...

    During the Preakness around here 100s of home owners will park cars on their yards for a fee so they can cash in on the event since there's minimal parking around the race track and the amount of people and cars the event draws.

    During Ravens games there are many area businesses that open up their parking lots to park for a fee also I'll assume cashing in to take advantage of the opportunity.
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  9. #219

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fanatic View Post
    That ain't good.

    I got what I'll presume is a dumb question, but I'll throw it out there anyway to NOLAfan.

    You ever seen where home owners open up their yards or businesses open up their parking lots for paid parking for events like this?

    For instance...

    During the Preakness around here 100s of home owners will park cars on their yards for a fee so they can cash in on the event since there's minimal parking around the race track and the amount of people and cars the event draws.

    During Ravens games there are many area businesses that open up their parking lots to park for a fee also I'll assume cashing in to take advantage of the opportunity.
    Yes, you will see that along Esplanade Avenue, headed to the French Quarter........$25-$50 bucks. Make sure the person taking yor money actually owns the lot or you may be towed away. And on Elysian Fields fields too.

    I put new markers on the map for the two locations of these two areas where there are private lots.
    http://goo.gl/maps/dWkQU
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  10. #220

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    So Ted, if I am reading this line schedule correctly, the last opportunity to take the streetcar back to the parking lot from the FQ is about 10PM?
    They run all nght, I believe the last streetcar on the half hour schedule is 12:15am and then every hour or hour and a half, or $15. cab ride from the FQ. But check with your streetcar operator.
    Way Down South in New Orleans




  11. #221

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by camdenyard View Post
    So Ted, if I am reading this line schedule correctly, the last opportunity to take the streetcar back to the parking lot from the FQ is about 10PM?
    I'll check out with local friends, or get NOLA Ravens fan to address. I'd be quite surprised to see a cut-off of service from the French Quarter before 11 pm, because that's just about the time that things start to liven up on Bourbon Street, into the wee hours. The way I read the Google Map , which was linked from the New Orleans street site, there are departures from North Rampart and Canal to the Museum of Art as late as 12:55 am.

    Screenshot-New Orleans Museum of Art to Canal and S. Rampart (In) - Google Maps - Mozilla Firefo.jpg

    You'll have to play with the map to get to the Canal Street streetcar.

    If 12:55 am is too early for you youngsters, you should be able to get acab anytime Saturday or Sunday late nights. I have, in my younger days when "loaded".

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  12. #222

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    I'll check out with local friends, or get NOLA Ravens fan to address. I'd be quite surprised to see a cut-off of service from the French Quarter before 11 pm, because that's just about the time that things start to liven up on Bourbon Street, into the wee hours. The way I read the Google Map , which was linked from the New Orleans street site, there are departures from North Rampart and Canal to the Museum of Art as late as 12:55 am.

    Screenshot-New Orleans Museum of Art to Canal and S. Rampart (In) - Google Maps - Mozilla Firefo.jpg

    You'll have to play with the map to get to the Canal Street streetcar.

    If 12:55 am is too early for you youngsters, you should be able to get acab anytime Saturday or Sunday late nights. I have, in my younger days when "loaded".

    Yeah, cabs are the way to go late, no doubt. But watch those Hurricanes, Grenades, Monsoon, they creep up on you.......cops are mostly nice, just don't talk back them, at all. If you are arrested SB weekend you won't get out till Monday.....
    Way Down South in New Orleans




  13. #223

    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    Weather forecast also holding up as very good.....in the 60's, sunny, no chance of rain after Wednesday. With any luck we could creep into the lower 70s or would that be too much to ask?
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    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    T,
    Panama City Beach is more like 5 hours from New Orleans. Traffic can get a little backed up in Mobile, unless you are going through in the middle of the day.
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    Re: New Orleans Trip Information Thread

    I've been keeping an eye on single ticket prices.

    When I started looking last week the cheapest single I saw (on the nfl ticket exchange site - I trust nothing else) was $2500. Now I am seeing singles for $2100.

    The thing that sucks is the cheapest seats are only being offered in pairs. I saw $1800 earlier today.

    But in general the prices have seemed to drop as the game gets closer.

    The ticket is the easy part really...it's all of the travel stuff that is a headache...I still can't make up my mind to go or not...




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