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New Orleans to New York

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New Orleans to New York

Hello everyone,

I'm planning a father&son road-trip for next year and will have plenty of questions in next couple of months!

Here are the first ones:

What city do you suggest we stop by?

(I have Pensacola, Savannah in mind already)

Is 7 to 10 days enough?

Any other tip or advice is more than welcome!

Thanks,

GT

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1. Re: New Orleans to New York

Are you flying to NOLA and driving to NYC. If so spend a few nights in Savannah and Charleston. Stay downtown in the HD so you can walk to the attractions. Stay in the FQ in NOLA. The beach at Pensacola is nice but I think you will enjoy the E coast a lot more. Enjoy your visit.

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2. Re: New Orleans to New York

As you ask questions, give as much details as possible. When are you planning to go on this trip? What kind of things do like to do and see? Have you ever been to the USA? Plan for at least 10 days.

Here are some cities of interest going to New York

Charleston S.C.

Washington D.C.

Philadelphia Pa.

Once you get to New York you could also go to Boston by train or drive, only about 4 hours away. Most of these cities I listed are known for their historical and cultural significance to this country.

Have fun planning, it's half the excitement of the trip!

Edited: 18 August 2012, 22:24
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3. Re: New Orleans to New York

Thanks, I'm indeed flying to NOLA and then driving to NYC.

Which place do you suggest we visit between Charleston & NYC?

GT

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4. Re: New Orleans to New York

We are traveling from France, we plan to go there in April or May next year.

My dad and I have been to the US before, betweent the 2 of us: LA, NOLA, Miami, Hawaii & NYC.

We prefer to visit historical place than big cities we have a strong interest on WW2 museums & secession war historical sites. Lodging quality is unimportant as long as it's safe & clean but we'll make sure to rent a decent car though. We can handle 6/8 hours drive per day, not much more.

We plan ending the trip in NYC so my wife & my mum can join us, so to spend a short week over there.

Thanks for all the info already provided,

Cheers,

GTO

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5. Re: New Orleans to New York

If you're going to Washington D.C., I recommend a detour to Antietam in Maryland and Gettysburg, PA (U.S. Civil War) .

On your way up to NYC, pass through New Hope, PA and take route 32 North ,along the Delaware River, to Frenchtown, NJ. Continue to NYC from Frenchtown (about 2 hours)

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6. Re: New Orleans to New York

One more thing, in Fayetteville, NC - http://www.asomf.org/

It's an impressive museum, not too far from the I- 95.

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7. Re: New Orleans to New York

Savannah, Charleston and the east coast are great options. You also can drive from Nola via Blioxi, Mobile, Selma-Montgommery, Birmingham, Gadsdan, Ft Payne, Chattanooga, Great Smokie Mnt, Ashville (Biltmore estate) Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive to Shenandoah NP and to DC. Civil Rights movements in Alabama if you are interested.

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8. Re: New Orleans to New York

I would generally suggest going from Charleston, SC to Asheville NC. North Carolina has a beautiful coastline, too, but because of the way the state sticks out in the Atlantic going up the coast will add to your travel time.

The North Carolina mountains are also one of the top scenic attractions in NC and Asheville is not that far from Charleston. Asheville is a beautiful town with great history (lovely art deco architecture downtown) and great food. Lots of history here (Biltmore Estate), but not so much WWII history. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nearby as is the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. You can see historic mt log cabins, etc.

However, if you're really, really interested in WWII history specifically you will find more of that along the coast and in the museum in Fayetteville that georgiaStaten recommended. Thing is, though, Fayetteville is not a tourist destination and is not a pretty town and I would never in a million years suggest someone go out of their way to go there unless they were super interested in military history. There are soooooooooo many more beautiful places in NC. I-95 is a quick and ugly road. IMO, it goes through the worst part of the state (and I say that as a native). But, if you find yourself taking that route, with your interest in military history you might like to make a stop there, If you have time to avoid I-95, though, I'd do it.

In Wilmington, NC (a much more beautiful town than Fayetteville IMO) you can tour the WWII Battleship North Carolina http://www.battleshipnc.com . You might also be interested in Ft Fisher http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/ which is near Wilmington and is a Civil War site and was also used in WWII: www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/ww2/ww2.htm . Fort Macon http://www.crystalcoast.com/fortmacon/ is another older fort farther up the coast, that was recommissioned in WWII. There are many smaller WWII sites along the NC coast. In the small, quaint village of Ocracoke there is a British Cemetery. Several British sailors died in a torpedo blast from a U-boat during the war and washed ashore at Ocracoke and are buried there: nps.gov/caha/…british-cemetery.htm .

There's a new book out now about the NC coast during WWII: http://news.ncdcr.gov/2012/04/12/kevin-duffus-introduces-his-new-book-war-zone-–-world-war-ii-off-the-north-carolina-coast/ that goes into much more detail and would give you other sites of interests. There are many WWII shipwrecks off the coast, too …noaa.gov/stories2009/20090805_battleofatlan… .

If you go the Asheville route you can take the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Boone/Blowing Rock and then take I-81 across Virginia (stop by Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello if you're interested) and then bop over and visit DC.

I think you could certainly spend more time than 8-10 days, but you can definitely drive it in that amount of time. It's just a matter of how often and for how long you want to stop.

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9. Re: New Orleans to New York

Stay in the FQ and walk to all the great places to visit. Stay at Bourbon Orleans, Chateau Bourbon, Le Marais, Monteleone, Provincial, St. Marie, Place D Armes, Iberville Suites , Dauphine Orleans, Prince Conti, Hotel Mazarin or Maison Dupuy.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel @ 717 Orleans Street New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 2222.

http://www.bourbonorleans.com/

Hyatt French Quarter @ 800 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0800.

http://www.chateaubourbonneworleans.com/

Hotel Le Marais @ 717 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2300.

http://www.hotellemarais.com/

Hotel Monteleone @ 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 3341.

http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Hotel Provincial @ 1024 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 4995.

http://www.hotelprovincial.com/

Hotel St. Marie @ 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561-8951.

http://www.hotelstmarie.com/

Place D'Armes Hotel @ 625 Saint Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4531.

http://www.placedarmes.com/

Iberville Suites Hotel @ 910 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 866 - 229 - 4351.

http://www.ibervillesuites.com/

Dauphine Orleans @ 415 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 1800.

http://www.dauphineorleans.com/

Prince Conti Hotel @ 830 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 529 - 4172.

http://www.princecontihotel.com/

Hotel Mazarin @ 730 Rue Bienville New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 – 7300.

http://www.hotelmazarin.com/

Maison Dupuy Hotel @ 1001 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 8000.

http://www.maisondupuy.com/

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10. Re: New Orleans to New York

New Orleans has the finest WWII DDay Museum in America. Don't miss it. And don't miss the 45 minute film narrated by Tom Hanks. Dine at American Sector during happy hour 3/6 PM daily for half price drinks and 75 cent sliders.

World War II Museum @ 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 528 - 1944.

http://www.ddaymuseum.org/

There's also a great 8th AF Museum at Savannah, GA and Patriot's Point in Charleston is another outstanding museum.

http://mightyeighth.org/

http://www.patriotspoint.org/

If you have time stop at the Battleship Alabama and the museum in Mobile, AL.