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Old 12-02-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Hello. A bus from Atlanta is coming to your wonderful city on New Years Eve. We arrive that Friday at 7pm and we leave the next morning at 7am. We will be in New Orleans for 12 hours. What can we do in your great city besides Bourbon St from 7pm-7am? I have already been to the downtown casino. Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Hello. A bus from Atlanta is coming to your wonderful city on New Years Eve. We arrive that Friday at 7pm and we leave the next morning at 7am. We will be in New Orleans for 12 hours. What can we do in your great city besides Bourbon St from 7pm-7am? I have already been to the downtown casino. Thanks!
NYE fleur de lis drop at JAX Brewery
French Quarter (excluding Bourbon)
Marigny (triangle around Frenchmen St)
Insectarium
Aquarium
Algiers Point
WWII Museum
Riverwalk
Shops at Canal Place
Magazine St
St Charles Ave
Streetcars
Ferries
Moonwalk/Spanish Plaza
Warehouse District

There's much more I want to list, but 12 hours isn't really enough time to see New Orleans.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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A lot of places will be closed before you get there (checked in, drop your luggage and get out), so ask at the hotel what is open. Places in the Quarter might be open later than normal for all the people down there. But arriving at 7 pm will put a crimp in your sightseeing abilities if you don't want to do Bourbon St.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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...not to mention that the New Years Eve crowds will be amping up. NYE in New Orleans has become quite a popular destination. The city will be very packed with people. There will probably be some traffic getting into the city also. The only thing(s) on Westbank's list you could do in your time frame are Frenchman St (another area for drinking and music), Moonwalk/Spanish Plaza (basically, walking along the river), and the French Quarter. Basically, all there will be to see is what you can walk around and look at, including a ton of people from everywhere, Harrah's Casino, some restaurants, and probably most bars.

I would suggest that if you can handle the crowd, watch the festivities and fireworks at midnight on the river at JAX Brewery. Otherwise, just wander walkable areas of the Quarter and exclude Bourbon St.

Are you actually staying downtown? If not, that will pretty much hinder everything. Getting to and from the city from a suburb will be a pain in the rear. We get a hotel room every NYE for that reason alone and we're only 10 miles away.

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Old 12-02-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Oops, I didn't realize the time frame give and I didn't consider holday hours either. As Pook77 mentioned you should expect the crowds to be intense. Expect it to be shoulder to shoulder starting between 10-11 along the riverfront, then after midnight the entire crowd will migrate to the Quarter and towards Bourbon which will already be crowded. I suggest bringing a good pair of walking shoes and coming back another time to really explore.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Great! Thanks!
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