United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 SW Colorado/San Juan Skyway ideas?
  2. 2 Grand Canyon From Phoenix
  3. 3 Between Naples and Fort Myers
  4. 4 Steamboat in August
  5. 5 Two nights from Sacramento to Santa Barbara: where to spend the night?
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report: 2 weeks from SF to Yellowstone and back, June 2016
  7. 7 Best restaurants?! - first time to NYC!
  8. 8 Restaurant Recs for Minneapolis
  9. 9 Planning Rim2Rim Hike at Grand Canyon
  10. 10 Moving from Fresno CA to highpoint NC
  11. 11 JFK 10 hour layover-World Trade Center + ?
  12. 12 October 2016 Hawaii trip help please
  13. 13 MN lake home rental needed
  14. 14 Desert Southwest
  15. 15 Salt lake to boulder ideas
  16. 16 Whale watching in Bar Harbor Maine
  17. 17 Hawaii, January 2017.
  18. 18 Your favourite places in New York City
  19. 19 Napa valley getaway
  20. 20 Portland, Oregon, hotel: downtown or waterfront?
  21. 21 Help with road trip from Los Angeles to Utah
  22. 22 Lake Tahoe or ?
  23. 23 Need help with National Parks trip in 2017
  24. 24 OBX Corolla vs Nags Head as a Base for Sight Seeing?
  25. 25 Where to Spend Two Weeks in Florida in February
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Had a great time at Jazz Fest and exploring New Orleans (brief report)

Jump to last reply

I decided to go to New Orleans at Jazz Fest. I quickly discovered, particularly as I only started looking in February, that lodging was very expensive or not available. Hostel beds in a dorm were $100/night. So I used two AirBnB stays of 3 nights each, and both worked very well. One was near Esplanade and Roman, and one was in the Fauborg Marigny neighborhood. In the latter case, I had a room in a shotgun house, which meant other guests needed to walk through it (a shotgun house is so named, because a shotgun could be shot straight through the front door to the back door, and there are no hallways).

But I knew that in advance, and I wanted to be in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, so I was fine with it.

Lots of other things I need to do, so I'll make this brief, although I could go on for hours.

A partial list of places I enjoyed:
Community CC Coffeehouse
Lola's (Spanish food)
Flora's (neighborhood coffee shop)
Upper 9 Doughnut Company (combination bookstore, doughnut and coffee shop)
Orange Couch (Hipster coffee shop)

Rouse (grocery store like Whole Foods)

Mimi's in the Marigny (Tapas, live music every night)
Frenchman Street
Three Muses
Bacchanal
Blue Nile
Maison

St. Louis Cathedral
Tours by Isabelle - went to plantations with them, great tour guide Kat
Creole Queen - a paddleboat I took up the Mississippi to Chalmet Field, the site of the Battle of New Orleans. Narration on boat, and guided tour by park ranger

World War II Museum -- vast, but so, so interesting
Ogden Museum of Southern Art -- saw lots of things I liked here
Civil War Museum is right by these two also, but closed the day I visited.

Jazz Fest - so many great artists, hard to name, and I tried not to worry about what I was missing, because any choice could feel tragic if you thought too hard. But let's pick Timbuza and Tambor Mineiro, which is an all-women percussion/vocals/dance group with a male director (Timbuza) who sings and dances and plays electric guitar. Stunning!

I did visit Bourbon Street one night, but not a high priority, let's say.
Royal Street had some neat shops.

Visited a neighborhood house concert that I saw advertised at a coffee shop.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement