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safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

My husband and I are planning to attend the Jazz Festival for the first time. Found a vacation home to rent in the Fauberg/Bayou St. John area that is close to the fairgrounds but are wondering if it's the best place to stay.

Would love some guidance as we have never visited N.O. before.

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1. Re: safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

Be sure to read the recent posts on scams and heed the advice there about illegal rentals, prepayment etc.

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2. Re: safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

N.O. does not have "vacation homes" which are legal. Recommending avoiding if at all possible since there are so many unknowns. Some will be fine, but others won't!

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3. Re: safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

To answer your question on a good place to stay...one of the great things to do after an exhausting day at the Fairgrounds is to go out to the many clubs to see the late night shows - many that don't end until the sun is coming up. Fairbourg/St John is great area for getting to fairgrounds for the festival - but not so great for the late night and walking to clubs for music on Frenchman or down in the Warehouse area where the main clubs are and then back to crash- so you will need a cab to get to those areas. However - staying at a place down in the quarter or Marigny - or Warehouse area is pricier in some cases. Depending on where you are at in F/SJ you might be walking distance to fairgrounds - staying down in the above places I mentioned takes a cab/bus ride to return(lots of people are doing it however) after a day at the fest is over

check here for the late night shows http://www.jazzfestgrids.com/ - click on the weekend at the top - watch this site to see what gets added.

Either way - you'll have a great time

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4. Re: safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

Thanks, you had some great suggestions.

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5. Re: safe and good place to stay for Jazz Festival?

Please see nola.gov/VISITORS/…

for legal short term rentals. Please obey the law.

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