New Orleans trip

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Posted: 8/25/2012 5:45:24 PM
Going to the San Diego @ New Orleans game in October. I am a HUGE Saints fan. Meeting  my brothers for the game. I'm flying in from Omaha, one from Miami, one from Nashville. We all grew up in San Diego, they are Charger fans, I'm a Saints fan. My Mom decided to pay for the tickets to the game plus airfare for all of us to meet up down there. It's been a few years since we have all hung out together. 
Anyway, looking for suggestions on a good place to stay, somewhat near the nightlife action, and close to the Dome. Money is not really an option, we are all in our 30's and pretty successful. Friday Saturday, and then the night game on Sunday, out of town on Monday.
Virgin to New Orleans, can't wait to go. 
And suggestions will help! 
Thanks, and good luck .
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Posted: 8/25/2012 5:55:17 PM
Thinking about using my points with Harrah's and booking with them.
I was going to save them for my yearly March Madness trip to Vegas, but this would be worth it to use them now.
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Posted: 8/25/2012 10:53:20 PM
New Orleans is a sick disgusting filthy city hope u have a good time
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Posted: 8/26/2012 8:36:06 AM
Try La Pavillion on Poidrus.  Near the dome and the action
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Posted: 8/26/2012 12:51:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bearski0:

Thinking about using my points with Harrah's and booking with them.
I was going to save them for my yearly March Madness trip to Vegas, but this would be worth it to use them now.
Harrahs is a dump down there well unless of course you're there to gamble. I would save it for Vegas. I've only been there twice, but stayed at the Sheraton both times on canal street and is an awesome hotel. Everything is walking distance although I wouldn't walk to the dome from there it gets pretty ghetto quick, but can always take a 5 minute cab ride. It is a dirty behind city , but there is something about it that makes you always want to stay longer. I always wanted to stay on bourbon street with all the older hotels, but they were  really expensive when I went. Have fun and go saints.
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Posted: 8/26/2012 1:10:03 PM
cant help with suggestions other than have fun & be safe, oh yeah, pay your mom back. 
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Posted: 8/26/2012 2:44:25 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by SashimiKid:

New Orleans is a sick disgusting filthy city hope u have a good time
I've been there once and will never go back.
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Posted: 8/26/2012 2:56:44 PM
Hilton riverfront is a bit further but walking distance to French quarter.be careful and enjoy
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Posted: 8/26/2012 3:40:20 PM
Thanks for the advice.
The Sheraton sounds like the right choice, they were really informative on the phone. 
This will be our first time to NOLA, looking forward to it. I want to get the most out of this trip, and want to stay somewhere close to most the action. There will be lots of drinking involved.
Thanks for all the well wishes. Go Saints. 
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Posted: 8/26/2012 4:06:36 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Getty3:

I've been there once and will never go back.


My sentiments exactly. What a shithole filled with nasty people.
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Posted: 8/26/2012 6:11:31 PM
I stayed at the Marriott on Canal Street literally right next to Bourbon Street...I recommend it. It was a pretty nice hotel but the location was supreme. The hotel was a few miles from the Superdome but we walked it...went to a Saints Panthers game like 2 years ago with my ex girlfriend. It isn't that ghetto of a walk, not to mention there are hundreds of people going to the same place. And after the game you guys can cab it back to the hotel. New Orleans is a pretty dirty town and there are a lot of shady areas and people but if you just stay with the crowd you will be fine, not to mention the history, architecture, and the fact that the Mississippi River is right there is awesome and most of the locals are very friendly/just looking to have a good time. Not to mention the food is awesome!  You can literally do just about anything in New Orleans but one thing I noticed was, don't piss in the street or darn with the cops horses...I saw a few people doing these things and they were immediately owned by the police.  Don't use your points at Harrahs in New Orleans, save em for Vegas. But you and your brothers can go shoot some craps or play some poker for an hour or 2 in the afternoon. Or just say darn the casino all together, there are a ton of places to go and things to do other than gamble. Enjoy buddy. 
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Posted: 8/26/2012 8:05:49 PM
If you want to eat the best burger ever i highly recommend going to Port of Call on Esplanade Ave.  Be prepared to wait about an hour or so but trust me it is well worth it.  You can thank me later.
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Posted: 8/26/2012 9:23:23 PM
AD1260, thanks for the advice. We are down to the Marriott Hyatt or the Sheraton. Trying to get the best deal.
Port of Call? Going to check it out on the way to the hotel from the airport. 
Can't friggin wait. My team in a classic town, with my two brothers. friggin epic!!!!!!
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Posted: 8/26/2012 10:48:20 PM
A couple of food places you might want to check out......ACME Oyster House (a lot of hype, been on tv etc, so people expect it to be unbelievable) but it is just a solid oyster bar. Also, a place called "Mother's Restaurant" is awesome good local food with solid po boys. It is on Poydras Street.

Stay at the Marriott man....you can throw a rock to Bourbon Street. Also on the walk to the Dome you can stop and by beers from these little street vendors and have a couple before the game! Get to the Dome like 2-3 hours before kickoff...it's a huge party outside the Dome with live music and just a lot of fun. Everyone partying and dancing. Also be prepared for an excessive amount of "WHO DAT" chants.......it is fun for a while but it does get old. Enjoy man. Let me know if you have any other questions. 
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Posted: 8/27/2012 12:29:04 PM
You should definitely stay at the recently re-opened and fully renovated Hyatt Regency.  It is connected to the Dome and it is .75 mile walk from the French Quarter.  Grab a beer to go at the hotel and walk to the French Quarter and you are there just in time to finish your beer.  I've done this many times, it's great.  The hotel is brand new and it's very easy to get to from the highway/airport.  the food at the hotel is very good as well. 
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Posted: 8/27/2012 12:46:55 PM
I'm a season ticket holder. See you there.

Who Dat!
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Posted: 8/27/2012 2:49:05 PM
Hopefully Isaac doesn't ruin it for you.  Have fun
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