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Is New Orleans Seedy?

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Is New Orleans Seedy?

We have been trying to decide for our Anniversary where to go.

I have seen the grand canyon. But haven't seen sedona or phoenix

However my wife and I are considering traveling to New Orleans or Sedona.

It would be in mid April of this year 2014

The only thing my wife is concerned about with New Orleans is it being seedy, prostitues on the street, pan handlers etc.

Would you say New Orleans is seedy and full of prostitutes or was she given poor advice by someone?

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31. Re: Is New Orleans Seedy?

<<Somehow "seedy" to me implies that sort of stuff that is secretive or hidden>>

Well, those aspects did, and still do to a degree, fit perfectly with Bourbon Street. However, they are not something that the average tourist will ever discover, or be confronted with. They did exist, but were usually out of sight of the normal visitors.

Some day, a writer might chronicle much that went on, in just a few blocks of Bourbon Street, and it WILL be seedy, by anyone's definition. Still, it was behind the scenes for almost all.

This is not unique to New Orleans. One could uncover much the same in Chicago, New York, Boston, or several other cities.


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32. Re: Is New Orleans Seedy?

I have been to both Sedona and to New Orleans and I would take New Orleans without a glimmer of hesitation. Very different types of destinations, but New Orleans is very special and, I think, very romantic. My favorite hotel is the Hotel Monteleone on Royal Street. If is so elegant. Royal Street is my favorite street as well as it always has jazz street musicians. You could take a carriage ride to Jackson Square and take the street car up Charles Avenue to the Garden District to have a jazz brunch at The Commander's Palace. That, in my mind, would be a perfect way to celebrate an anniversary.

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33. Re: Is New Orleans Seedy?

Sedona vs New Orleans?? You've got to be kidding me! Seedy!!?? Just go on to Sedona

34. Re: Is New Orleans Seedy?

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