New Orleans is a city rooted in amazing history, known for its culture, food, and music. It obviously holds a lot of appeal for travelers, so is 2018 the year you go to the Big Easy?
If you’re planning an RV trip to New Orleans, whether you’re going to be renting an RV from Outdoorsy or you’re an RV owner, the following are some tips and things to keep in mind as you’re planning.
Are You Going To Brave Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is one of the world’s biggest parties, and it’s the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
It’s a time when a lot of people plan their trip to New Orleans because it’s so lively and exciting. There are several world-famous Mardi Gras parades that go on during the long weekend before Mardi Gras, but obviously, there are going to be crowds.
People come from around the world to go to Mardi Gras, so be aware of this when you’re planning.
If you’re driving an RV to the city, you’ll need to book an RV park ahead of time, and if you’re going to rent an RV from someone in New Orleans, you’ll need to do that well in advance as well.
The Best RV Parks
There are plenty RV parks in and around New Orleans, and one of the most popular is called the French Quarter RV Resort Park.
It has a clubhouse and fitness center, gazebo with a bar, and a pool and hot tub. There are also all of the hookups you’ll need including cable TV.
One of the best perks of the French Quarter RV Resort Park? As the name implies, it’s very close to the French Quarter. In fact, it’s within walking distance.
Another lower-priced option is called the Jude Travel Park of New Orleans, and while it’s not within walking distance to the French Quarter, they do offer shuttle service, and it’s across the street from a city bus stop.
When you think about New Orleans, you likely think about the bars of Bourbon Street and the food, but there’s more to the city than that.
There are plenty of outdoor adventure activities in and around the city as well.
For example, you can take a bike tour of the city, or get a kayak at the Tupelo Swamps, where you can learn about this unique ecosystem.
There are also a variety of swamp tour options available where you can see the gators, or you can take a fishing charter that goes from the French Quarter to the Gulf of Mexico.
Finally, New Orleans isn’t just about partying. It can be an excellent destination for families or people who just want a culturally-rich experience. There are some amazing examples of historic architecture throughout the city such as the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
There’s also the Audubon Zoo, ranked as one of the best in the country, the Audobon Aquarium of the Americas which is on the Mississippi River, and the Art Market of New Orleans, which is an open-air market held monthly showcasing the work of more than a 150 artists—just to name a few.