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Renting a car in New orleans

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Renting a car in New orleans

I have read many posts about renting cars and the parking issues. I will be going there soon and will need to travel from the convention center to Tulane University. Is the transportation in New Orleans easy to use, or would it be better renting a car.

I know to park at the hotel is 28.00 per day! More than renting the car per day!

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Between $28 a day to park and the cost of the car, it adds up. I suspect you can take taxis and/or the St. Charles streetcar for the same price or less and not deal with driving.

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It depends on whether you are traveling frequently between the Convention Center and Tulane. If yes, then I would say rent a car, and then park in the Harrah's Casino parking garage. You can park there for free for 24 hrs with at least 30 minutes of play inside the casino (even slots count!)

If not, then just take a taxi, or walk several blocks to St. Charles Ave and get on the St. Charles Ave streetcar. The streetcar goes right in front of Tulane University.

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If I may presume you are arriving at the airport, you can add round trip taxi fares to get you to the Convention Center and/or whatever hotel you are staying at.

You can "Priceline" or "Hotwire" a rental car for $11.95 a day, and maybe even less.

I agree with WorldTraveller - Rent the Car & park in Harrah's garage.

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Thanks so much for your help! I tried to find out from the hotel if off street parking is okay to do around the convention center. She said they are not responsible for any damages, which I totally understand. Is it safe to off street park?

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Is Harrah's garage near the convention center and the Marriott? Thank you for your advice.

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What exactly do you mean by "off street parking." I would take that as a garage or pay parking lot. If you mean "ON STREET" parking (at a meter or along the curb) it's fine to do but you MUST watch the signage carefully. If it's a meter day, you can stay no longer than 2 hours, even at a meter. Some days are free, however, and meters don't apply.

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I agree with renting a car. I found taxis to add up and the St. Charles Streetcar fine if u r in no rush.

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Yes, the Harrah's parking garage is across the street from the Convention Center!

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Thanks for the information!

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