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Old 08-27-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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I will be in town solo for 5 days and was wondering since I have car is there any small towns or something near the area ( no more than 1.5 hours) of Nola that are unique or worth a visit ???


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Why not just spend 5 days sightseeing New Orleans? There's so much to see and do, interests to catch anyone's attention.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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Why not just spend 5 days sightseeing New Orleans? There's so much to see and do, interests to catch anyone's attention.
Absolutely, you could spend your entire time in NOLA. But if you're like us, you probably want to spend at least one day getting way to smaller towns, countryside.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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I will be in town solo for 5 days and was wondering since I have car is there any small towns or something near the area ( no more than 1.5 hours) of Nola that are unique or worth a visit ???


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Have you considered Stennis Space Center's Infinity Center right off the I-10 near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi? Or Biloxi's Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and home?
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Again, I notice you live in Denver. Covington is a very nice small town with a lot to offer. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and know the area well. Covington has a beautiful downtown, lots of boutique shops, wonderful restaurants, and the countryside north and west of Covington is very pretty. Mandeville, which is very closeby, has a wonderful lakefront with walking path. You can go sailing on the lake, if you'd like. Mandeville also has great restaurants. Madisonville, another small town near Covington, is on the Tchefuncte river and is very pretty (with harbor). Also, has a few good restaurants. All 3 towns can be visited in an afternoon. The drive across Lake Pontchartrain is very nice, as well. So, this area has LOTs to offer.
Again, I grew up in Louisiana. Again, Covington is not worththe trip. I've spent a Mardi Gras downtown, again, it was not worth the trip.
It has lots to offer for 40+ people with kids who live there.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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Again, I grew up in Louisiana. Again, Covington is not worththe trip. I've spent a Mardi Gras downtown, again, it was not worth the trip.
It has lots to offer for 40+ people with kids who live there.
Sounds like you've been gone from the area for a while. The Northshore really has a lot to offer now.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Sounds like you've been gone from the area for a while. The Northshore really has a lot to offer now.
I haven't. I left 6 months ago. I went to Mardi Gras in Covington in 2017.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Go to the plantations outside of NOLA.

Oak Alley, Laura, Nottoway are the best.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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How about Houma and Terrebonne Parish?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Go to Avery Island and visit the Tabasco factory. It's really cool and there is a "Jungle Garden" to tour as well as a restaurant that serves Tabasco infused dishes.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Abita Springs is nice, assuming everyone is 21 you can do the brewery tour.
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