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Visiting next week

by baylisa Online Now May 4, 2008 at 8:31 AM

My friend and I (both female) will be in New Orleans next week(I am so excited). I have visited a number of times, but have not been back since 2004. I had a couple of questions:

1. We will be staying at the Maison Dupry. I know that it is close to Rampart street. Should we be worried about returning to the hotel at night on foot? What about leaving the hotel in the early morning?

2. I have always walked around the Garden District and into the cemetery there and felt safe during the day. Can my friend and I go into the cemetery, or should we take a tour instead?

3. I like to walk in the French Quarter after dark. If we stay above Bourbon Street, will we be safe? What about as you get closer to Esplanade?

4. Any other areas to avoid/be cautious about?

I appreciate any help. This is my friends first trip to New Orleans, and I don't want her to feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

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