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Old 09-02-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Family of 3 visiting NOLA this weekend for the first time . We reach late Saturday evening and have all of Sunday before leaving back on Monday. Did some research online and there are so many things to do , having a hard time figuring out how to go about this

So far from what I read we definitely want to see
French quarter, Bourbon street
Jackson Square
Garden district

And if time permits

Warehouse / art district
Magazine street
Missisipi cruise
French market

Would appreciate some suggestions on how to do this . Do we have enough time to cover everything ? Where do we start first and how do we go ahead so as to make the most of our one day trip ?
Also since we reach late on Saturday which place could we visit that evening. We do have a kid with us .

Also any tips on the street cars and which one we should take ,what about parking in the city ?

Lots of questions and would appreciate some advice . Thanks
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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How old is the kid?
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Depends how late Saturday, how early Sunday, and as Southern asked, how old the kid is. Saturday night could be Bourbon Street time (assuming you just want to see it to say you have, since you have a kid with ya...a Saturday night should be busy enough to get a good experience, and then get that kid out of there lol). Plan your cruise after lunch sometime Sunday (not sure when they run), spend the morning taking a brief tour of the Garden District, come back and hang out in the Jackson Square/French Market area before/after your cruise. I'm not too sure about Magazine and the Warehouse District.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Yea well this weekend is decedance festival, so your likely to get a real eye full in the frech quarter, it just depends on the kid, I'd go a little early if I were you. You got the D day museum, the Audobon Zoo and the Aquarium also. There is actualy suppose to be a cold front saturday, now its not gona be cold, but a least it wont be humid stuffy horrlible hot.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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How old is the kid?

With a kid I would think that Bourbon St would be out but some people still bring them there.


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Old 09-02-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Yep, especialy this week-end, just stay east of borbon and jackson square french market area.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Yea well this weekend is decedance festival, so your likely to get a real eye full in the frech quarter, it just depends on the kid, I'd go a little early if I were you. You got the D day museum, the Audobon Zoo and the Aquarium also. There is actualy suppose to be a cold front saturday, now its not gona be cold, but a least it wont be humid stuffy horrlible hot.
Yikes, didn't know that...yeah, probably best just to avoid Bourbon this weekend lol.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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If you are talking about Southern Decadence being this weekend, then yes, stay out fom the center of the FQ. And even then, you'll see people in barely-there-clothing walking everywhere.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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Thanks for the tips . I had no idea! Kid is only 6 and we have decided to stay out of Bourbon .
Any advice on parking ..?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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I like parking at the Jackson Brewery lot on Decatur. It's a big lot so it usually isn't full, and it's a short walk to Jackson Square.
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