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Old 12-23-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Can someone give sound advice on the areas to avoid while coming to New Orleans, please? All cities have good and bad areas. NO is no different. Please advise what areas to avoid. Thx
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Coming as a tourist or as a new resident? If tourist, where are you staying? What are you interested in?
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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Son is at Tulane U. Usually stay on St.Charles about 10 min from university and know that area. It's the unknown areas that I would like to know prior to entering them in the future. Specific knowledge welcome.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Freret is not good except right by Tulane. Night time and day time are different - many areas OK in the day are not safe at night to walk around. For ex, most of Carrollton Ave is OK in the day time for shopping but I wouldn't walk it at night. Same for Magazine St unless you are directly in front of a restaurant. Keep a wary eye on all persons around you and you should be OK. The areas of the Quarter that are empty of other pedestrians should be avoided. Take a cab, it's safer.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:26 PM
 
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Sounds like honest and good advice! Appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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According to CNN, you should avoiod the area around New Orleans...
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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According to CNN, you should avoiod the area around New Orleans...
Haha, funny. Too bad CNN is a bunch of (place derogatory remark here).

Generally, I would avoid getting too far off of the main roads in any unfamiliar area of town. New Orleans does not have special dividing lines between good and bad like many cities. You have good streets and bad streets and good blocks and bad blocks. It's really complicated, actually.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:35 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Keep your wits about you and be aware, that's the basic way to stay safe here.
A great area can have a bad block that ruins the whole thing.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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French Quarter is fine but do not cross Rampart Street or visit Louis Armstronge Park at night. I suggest you take the free tour offered by the National Park service if you intend to visit the cemetaries or other walking tour groups they have many such as ghost tours etc. Antique shopping is popular along Magazine Street but you need auto or Taxi they are spread out. Cheapeast way for riverfront excursion is the free car/passenger ferry at the end of Canal Street it docks in Algiers which has some interesting attractions as well as the Mardi Gras museum.

Catch the St Charles steet streetcar and ride to the end of line going toward carrollton. Board car going opposite direction and see all the gourgous homes on the opposite side. It also will let you off at Audobon Park/Zoo.

Do not visit cemetaries without a group or venture too far across Esplanade or Canal late at night.

I find this is quickest way to glimpse city and plan the rest of your visit.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Are the hotels around the airport safe to park and stay at?
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