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What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Erskine
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What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Thinking of going to New Orleans for husbands 40th, where else would you recommend to visit? Looking for something like the golden triangle trip, any suggestions maybe 2 or 3 cities/towns thanks

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1. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Depends on what time of year you are coming, what your interests are, budget, how close the cities need to be, etc. One option is to do a couple of day in the Cajun area around Lafayette and maybe a day in Natchez if you like plantations. You can also go down the coast towards Florida for beach fun, fishing, casinos, etc. Further afield, going to Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans links three of the most important cities in American music, including a trip on Hwy 61, the Blues Highway, through the Mississippi Delta south of Memphis.

Edited: 17 February 2014, 16:30
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2. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

"Looking for something like the golden triangle trip,"

What is "the golden triangle trip"? How long do you have for your visit and is this something you'd like to do by car, or are you looking to fly to several cities or...something else?

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Let me throw an off the wall suggestion into the mix. Alice Walton has invested (some say) $4 billion dollars in inherited Walmart stock into an amazing new museum in the Arkansas Ozarks called Crystal Bridges. It is located in the obscure location of Bentonville Arkansas. One of the south's most interesting hotels 21C Museum Hotel opened last year near the museum. A couple hours away in Little Rock, the President Clinton Library is quite spectacular regardless of your feelings for ole Bill. In between is truly gorgeous land, and fine State Parks with beautiful views and trails. This is a much better trip than Memphis.

crystalbridges.org

www.21cmuseumhotels.com/Bentonville‎

www.clintonlibrary.gov

www.petitjeanstatepark.com

www.mountmagazinestatepark.com

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4. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

I Googled "Golden Triangle" and got a lot of different stuff - from a tour of cities in India to the opium trade to an isosceles triangle for which the short side is in the golden ratio with the long sides. I definitely thing we need more info about what type of "Golden Triangle" trip you are looking for :-)

Also, are you looking to do a road trip or would you like to fly between cities?

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5. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Why go anywhere else? There is enough to do and see in New Orleans alone.

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6. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Sorry guys "the golden triangle " I refer to is San Fran, Vegas and LA, maybe that how it's sold to us in the uk (Scotland). Hopefully manage to squeeze 10 days into our trip and because we are coming all way from uk thought we might try to see more than one place, don't mind flying or driving between places, we had thought of Memphis as second stop? Hope to visit Sept/oct

Edited: 17 February 2014, 19:46
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7. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

Where are you coming from? That will enable me to give you some suggestions of places to go? If you are coming from Europe or something then I would say NOLA and somewhere like Orlando (Disney) or NOLA and Chicago or NOLA and San Francisco or NOLA and DC.

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8. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

A drive to Memphis would be a nice second stop, I think. I personally would combine a Civil War/Blues tour and get off the interstate and get onto Highway 61 (yes, that one) from Natchez to Vicksburg to Clarksdale and on into Memphis. You can blast back down on the I-55 on the way back (if you're returning to NOLA). I guess it depends from where you are flying in an out.

Another trip would be a leisurely visit to Cajun Country, via Houma, New Iberia (Tabasco Sauce), St. Martinsville, Lafayette (Cajun/Zydeco), Breaux Bridge, etc.

As for jimjade3's "off the wall suggestion", we visited Crystal Bridges last spring and it is truly magnificent. A world class musuem, and the grounds are wonderful to experience and walk around. The AR trip would entail a bit more driving, but it is certainly feasible.

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9. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

I just saw your post in Post #6. Since you are indeed coming from the UK I would say go to New Orleans for good food and pick any of New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco, Orlando. If you don't want a car I would suggest New Orleans (French Quarter), Chicago downtown, NYC, Washington DC.

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10. Re: What other cities should I combine with NO for a multi trip?

With 10 days I probably wouldn't go any farther west than New Orleans. There are no direct flights from the UK to New Orleans. So I would make your other city one where you can either arrive or depart directly.

New York City would be great for 4 nights or so, or Washington, DC. Miami if you're looking for sun and beaches versus sightseeing.