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New Orleans to Mountain View AK

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New Orleans to Mountain View AK

Can you advise a pair of Brits on a budget? As part of our coast to coast trip we need to get from New Orleans to MV then on to Memphis, so we will need to rent a car to drive up the Mississippi valley road and spend a couple of days in the Ozarks.

The cost of a one way Hertz rental is very expensive, does any know a more cost effective option?

Thanks, Ruthi

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1. Re: New Orleans to Mountain View AK

Here are a few thoughts which may or may not help: If your goal is to get from New Orleans to Memphis and also visit Mountain View Arkansas as cheaply as possible, you might compare your current estimates for a one way Herz car rental with an air flight to Memphis and a round trip car rental from Memphis to MV and back to Memphis. Kayak.com shows one way Delta flights for as little as 118 from NO to Mem. Budget car rentals like Enterprise should be a lot cheaper than Hertz, and if you drop off at the same place you rent, your rate will be greatly improved.. It is about a 3 hour drive from Memphis to MV. All that said, even if there is a little money to be saved, I am not sure that a car trip from Memphis to Mountain View will satisfy your interest in having "a couple days in the Ozarks." That drive is largely through Mississippi River Delta - as is much of the drive from New Orleans through Arkansas to Memphis. Mountain View is a neat little town with really interesting local music on the courthouse lawn each weekend night and is worth visiting. The Ozark Folk Center is interesting as well. To really see the Ozarks, you pretty much need to drive out of MV northward and westward. You might take a look at Eureka Springs which is in the heart of the mountains to consider visiting as well. However, that might complicate your routing further.

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2. Re: New Orleans to Mountain View AK

I used to live in Memphis and drove over to Mountain View frequently for weekend visits. It is not a scenic drive and in 2 days you will not see much of the Ozarks. If you do make it to Mountain View AR (AK is Alaska), you would enjoy visiting the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Blanchard Springs Caverns in the Ozark National Forest, and the free music in the evenings near the Court Square in downtown Mountain View.

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