Hi, my girlfriend and I plan on visiting Halloween weekend, 10-30-11-3, for four nights, and hoping to make the right choice in location and stay. For one, we don't necessarily have to be in the french market, but will definitely want to go there during Halloween night, as well as Frenchmen street. How late does the transportation work that would be able to take us back home and if not would a taxi work and how much? We plan on doing a lot of things during the day, from tours and museums, to lunches and dinners, drinks and nights out. Would it make sense for us to stay in the French Quarter, or could we manage all this by staying with you in the Mid City area? The place looks amazing, I just want to make sure because I don't want the location to be a hassle for us each night, as we are in our late 20's and plan on being out and about. Thank you!
You can get around with your home base at O'Malley's fairly easily. A trip down to Bourbon isn't vary long. The Keg out back at O'Malley's is a nice perk... a few free drinks out back before you head down to Bourbon! We had no problems with the location of O'Malley's. There are some good restaurants very close by that were recommended that the locals frequent.Larry, O'Malley's owner, even drove us to one of them! Taxis would be $10-$15 or so. get a pass at the pharmacy close to O'Malley's for a week. Cheapest way to travel if you're on a budget, you can even drink on them as long as they have a top on them.
Mid-City is a nice spot if you want to take the streetcar to/from the French Quarter, as the O'Malley House is 1/2 block from the line. You can't beat the $1.25/ride fare either. You can also take the streetcar to City Park (other direction) which is home to NOLA's art museum and some lovely gardens. The streetcar can also get you to the famous cemeteries if that interests you. We've had pretty good luck with taxis to/from the area, with one exception when we couldn't get a taxi for hours after the Jazz Fest. Plenty of taxis in/around Frenchmen and down in the quarter. I little more spotty out by the WWII museum (which I highly recommend).
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