Going down for a conference
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > Louisiana


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
gordonrichards
Planted Tank Guru
 
gordonrichards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (331/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Posts: 4,638
Send a message via Yahoo to gordonrichards
Default

Going down for a conference


I'm possibly headed down to the French Quarter for a conference in November.

What is there to do in New Orleans!

May extend my trip by an extra day if there is stuff to explore.

Was hoping locals could let me know what is interesting, or uninteresting about the area?

Thank you for your time!

-Gordon
gordonrichards is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
Merth
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denham Springs, La
Posts: 759
Default

Hey Gordon, might want to make a post on our local forum: http://www.selas.us/vBulletin42/forum.php and who knows some of the guys might want you to bring some goodies with you
Merth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
Merth
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denham Springs, La
Posts: 759
Default

One super attraction is The Aquarium of the Americas which is in walking distance of the french quarter as is the casino Harrahs..
Merth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 04:34 AM   #4
pwolfe
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: US
Posts: 391
Default

One thing you will not be lacking is things to do. What are you looking for, nightlife, restaurants, historic stuff?

The aquarium and Audubon Zoo are really cool. Take the riverboat from the aquarium to the zoo, thats always a fun day.
pwolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 04:19 AM   #5
ClayT101
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 70
Default

Personally, I would skip the aquarium. Visit the quarter, take the street car and see St. Charles Ave., take a swamp tour, if you have time, go see a plantation.
ClayT101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
bluecheese
Planted Member
 
bluecheese's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClayT101 View Post
Personally, I would skip the aquarium..
Blasphemy!

Anyway, suggestions will vary depending on what you're interested in. Nightlife partying? Food? More family oriented?

If you're into the bar scene, I would avoid Bourbon Street. Maybe walk down it once just to say you did, but its a huge tourist trap. You're better off going to Frenchman Street, that's where the locals go.

The Aquarium and zoo have already been mentioned.

If you're a foodie, there is no lack of good restaurants in the city. Ask a local and you'll get a good list of favorites.
__________________
non ducor duco
bluecheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2013, 11:25 PM   #7
gordonrichards
Planted Tank Guru
 
gordonrichards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (331/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Posts: 4,638
Send a message via Yahoo to gordonrichards
Default

I'm probably headed down to Bourbon street.
Will be down there Tuesday/Wednesday night and leaving Thursday afternoon.
Saw a number of restaurants I would like to go to.

I was told to go to the green district?

Anything else to see?
More than likely I'll be doing the Aquarium and visiting the casino to try my luck at some blackjack :^p

-Gordon
gordonrichards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
bluecheese
Planted Member
 
bluecheese's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 227
Default

How was your trip?
__________________
non ducor duco
bluecheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
gordonrichards
Planted Tank Guru
 
gordonrichards's Avatar
 
PTrader: (331/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Posts: 4,638
Send a message via Yahoo to gordonrichards
Default

It went well. I didn't get to see much of New Orleans as I didn't have any additional time to do so. Walked around the arts area/antique district but never got over to the jazz clubs or see the older homes in the west/green.

Food was good, I tried a number of different places but didn't get to eat enough. I remember having some good crabcakes, quail and oysters at the Pellican Club, and would happily go back again.

I visited Harrahs casino and left with more money than I walked inside with. Things went better than expected.

Was a sad thing for me to see so many homeless people on the streets surrounding the streets around bourbon street. I must have seen over 60-70 people out on the street. Normally in New York city it would be older people, but most of them were younger and my age. Why there isn't a better public assistance program for them I have no idea. :^(

I would go back but in better weather. I wouldn't stay near bourbon street. Didn't get to see any sights I would have wished to :^(
-Gordon
gordonrichards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #10
bluecheese
Planted Member
 
bluecheese's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 227
Default

Glad it went well. Next time, make some time for yourself to explore.

The homeless you saw are called gutter punks. They may or may not be homeless. Try not to feel to bad for them. Some of the younger "homeless" you see are actually homeless for a living.

I haven't heard of the Pelican club. Next time you come down, let us know. We'll recommend the places where the locals go.
__________________
non ducor duco
bluecheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012