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14 days too long?

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14 days too long?

We are traveling to NO in April for 14 days, staying at the Wynham La Belle Maison hotel, is this a good location for first timers, or are we going to get bored? Is April a good time to visit NO?

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1. Re: 14 days too long?

If you're wanting to see everything that NO has to offer, I can't see you being bored even with 14 days.

Between all the various tours (plantation, swamp, cemetaries, city, Katrina, etc), the museums, the historical houses, the sight seeing on your own, the eating, drinking, music, the just sitting back and relaxing, etc etc etc, I would think you'd have enough to keep you occupied.

I am also going to NO for the 1st time in April for a week & 1/2, and will only scratch the surface.

You didn't mention what dates you are going, but there are 2 festivals in April. The French Quarter Fest the week-end of the 17th, and Jazzfest the week-end after that, so that is another option for entertainement.

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2. Re: 14 days too long?

First, April can be a great time to visit. Temperatures will most likely be mild, though you may get some rain or a brief cold snap.

As far as length of your visit...it really depends on what you want to do. If you are an ardent jazz fan you can easily fill a fortnight. Same if you are a foodaphile. History buffs can find plenty to see, though after 7-8 days it's going to get a bit less interesting in my opinion.

You can also arrange interesting side trips to nearby plantations, cajun country, swamp tours, etc to get out of the city a bit.

There won't be many major sports events, although the AAA baseball Zephyrs open their season in April.

I wouln't personally devote 14 days to New Orleans on my first visit, but then I got stir-crazy in NYC after 7 nights so I think it's a personal preference thing.

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3. Re: 14 days too long?

You will not be disapointed with Wyndham La Belle. First class and new. Just opened in Aug 08. Just 1 block off Canal Street...just behind Harrah's Casino.

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4. Re: 14 days too long?

Thanks everyone for the info. pertaining to NO

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5. Re: 14 days too long?

Heck NO! Bored? NEVER! I could live there the rest of my life and be perfectly happy and NEVER be bored. LOVE LOVE HER :)

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6. Re: 14 days too long?

First, April is a fabulous time to visit, lots of festivals and the weather is gorgeous!

As for 14 days, it really depends on your personality. I'm not the type to stay in any one city for 14 days (14 days would be a trip abroad or a long road trip for me), but if you throw in some side trips, then you should be fine!

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7. Re: 14 days too long?

I couldn't imagine staying 14 days in NO. I would defintely plan some side trips to the surrounding area.

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8. Re: 14 days too long?

I am sorry, but I just can't imagine being bored in New Orleans. Or that any trip could be too long, for that matter. I am getting ready for my 3rd trip. I wish I could stay a month. Too many places to see.. too many things to do.. if anyone is bored it is because they have not taken advantage of all the City has to offer.. or they think New Orleans is just that one street many people spend the entire trip on.

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9. Re: 14 days too long?

and that's why these boards are so great -- everyone has a different view of a place. I've been to NO at 6-7 times for varying amounts of time and see something different everytime we're there. I never go on the Street u are referring to--Bourbon St, but I would not want to spend 14 days in a row in NO. Just me.

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10. Re: 14 days too long?

With the cost of air travel (at least in Canada ) we figure why not stay as long as possibe once you are there