U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
 [Register]
New Orleans New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner metro area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-26-2008, 06:55 PM
 
11 posts, read 48,021 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

Hi!
My friends and I are planning a trip to New Orleans for Christmas.
I was just wondering if anyone of you out there could give us some pointers.
We're basically looking for a cheap place to stay ($20-$30/night) for about 2 weeks.
We would also like to know what's fun to do around that time of the year in New Orleans.
Thanks! Have a good one!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-26-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
19,866 posts, read 58,408,913 times
Reputation: 19202
Not sure what you can get for that kind of money besides roach motels. Look online for B&Bs, some of them might be in that price range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2008, 02:21 PM
 
11 posts, read 48,021 times
Reputation: 13
what about hostels?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2008, 02:34 PM
 
401 posts, read 796,321 times
Reputation: 38
Look online for someone who is willing to rent you a room in their house. Surprisingly, some do that.
SouthernBelleInUT is right; for that price you will get a roach motel.

Good luck, be safe, and have a good time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-29-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
1,127 posts, read 4,632,084 times
Reputation: 998
Definately go to City Park for Christmas in the Oaks and look into seeing one of the bonfires that will be lit to guide Papa Noel on Christmas Eve (about 1/2-1 hr drive out of the city). Definately look into hostels; I'm afraid that anything you're going to find in the $20-30 will be on Airline Hwy and THAT would be scary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-10-2008, 02:51 PM
 
3 posts, read 7,759 times
Reputation: 12
Christmas is a great time in New Orleans. There are tons of things to do all around the city, and it can be very inexpensive.

Is your per night a per room cost or per person? The hotels are very cheap in December; they are called Papa Noel rates. Check Christmas New Orleans Style | Travel this Winter and Get Holiday Season Deals on Hotels, Dining and Attractions for the Whole Family (http://www.neworleansonline.com/promos/2008/christmas/ - broken link) for rates. They are giving away restaurant gift certificates with rooms booked.

As for things to do - I second the Celebration in the oaks recommendation. Take the trolley to City Park to see it and make sure on the return trip to stop at Angelo Brocato's for hot chocolate or an espresso and something sweet.

Free concerts at Jackson Square really get you in the spirit.

There is a list of all of the events at [url=http://www.neworleansonline.com/christmas]2008 Christmas New Orleans Style[/url]
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Broadway st. New Orleans
4 posts, read 8,592 times
Reputation: 10
What is it about usually going on, in Oaks?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
19,866 posts, read 58,408,913 times
Reputation: 19202
They decorate with lights, some have a moving display or a recorded story. Very pretty. Before Katrina, you could drive through these huge oak trees all decorated with lights. Now, you walk throuigh the area by the conservatory.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Naples,Fla
531 posts, read 449,214 times
Reputation: 123
NOLA is one of the most recognized cities in the U.S.A. that "go all out" for the Holidays!!! They Even made It Known On the travel channel and many others....I rather doubt that you will find a foom for less than 75-100$ per night thru the holidays or during any festive good weather time of year.And even then I think I'm being too kind with my guess...As I have looked into many of the hotel accomodations in the downtown areas(in my dreams!!!!!) hahaha!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-15-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
19,866 posts, read 58,408,913 times
Reputation: 19202
Try Bed and Breakfast listings online. I found a nice place in Savannah for about 1/2 the hotel rates. N.O. does have them b/c my daughter and her at-the-time BF stayed in one a few years ago. A VERY nice house in a very nice area - totally safe. Not sure if the neighbors knew what the owners were doing!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top