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Old 02-28-2016, 03:00 PM   #1
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Thinking of a trip in April. Any suggestions class c pulling 14' in closed bike trailer . Looking for nice place close to the action. Thanks
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:46 PM   #2
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French Quarter RV Park. Very nice (also fairly expensive). And within walking distance to the festivities.

Or so I've read. Have never stayed there.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thinking of a trip in April. Any suggestions class c pulling 14' in closed bike trailer . Looking for nice place close to the action. Thanks
It all depends on where you consider the action to be down there. If it's Vieux Carre (aka The French Quarter area), then the RV park Ependydad pointed out is the closest one. I think several of the parks nearer to Lake Pontchartrain have affordable shuttles or such to the downtown area.

If you do your homework now, you can also study up on the bus/streetcar routes. You can buy a 1,3, or 30 day Jazzy Pass online from the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA). These are $3 for a one day or $9 for a 3 day pass. You can then ride all the buses and streetcars in NO unlimited amount of times. Although I always stay in an area where the streetcars suffice my needs, the buses go everywhere. You can ride a bus to a streetcar junction, or vice versa. I order the jazzy passes online and have them mailed to my house. The clock only starts ticking the first time you activate it on the bus or streetcar the first time you use it.

There are maps and apps you can download from their website: NORTA

Welcome to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority: Cleaner, Smarter Transit.

There are also 3rd party free apps for getting around in New Orleans, as well as walking tours. etc.

If you let us know what it is you may plan to do down there, we might can tailor the advice a little more. (adults, kids, drinking, non-alcoholic, food, cemetery/ghost, shopping. etc.)

April 22-May 1st is jazzfest. Depending on how much you like crowds, which also drives up campground/hotel rates, you may want to plan away from this time. It brings in several hundred thousand people and is second only to Mardis Gras, My ex room mate goes to it every year.

http://www.nojazzfest.com/

The French Quarter is a must visit. I can't get enough of the WW II museum. It's also fun to take the ferry across to Algiers Points (very southern end of Canal Street)

Here is a google map snapshot showing the close by RV parks as red dots. Near the bottom left is the French Quarter.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:29 PM   #4
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Last spring we used Pontchartrain Landing. They have transportation to take you to a few places in the area and it is easy to get to.

Give it a look at pontchartrainlanding.com.

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French Quarter RV Park. Very nice (also fairly expensive). And within walking distance to the festivities.
Or so I've read. Have never stayed there.
i was at Tickfaw state park in springfield,la
and a couple there had just come from French Quarter RV park
and said it was very nice. pricey yes but close walking distance
to restaurants, beignets, etc etc....
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If you have access to military bases there is a nice one very close by and it is twenty bucks a night and great security. Check out the WWW-2 museum if you have time.
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We stayed at Saint Bernard State Park, 10 min drive to New Orleans quiet pretty park and a easy drive to town.


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We spent two weeks a Pontchartain Landing. $60 a night right on the canal. Great park for sure. Shuttle goes twice a day for $10 I think. Park also has a restaurant which is quite handy. Fair prices and great food. We will most certainly come back. Just a note about the French Quarter RV park ..... cement block wall around it and not a nice area to walk in. Also, $109 a night. We were going to stay there until we found Pontchartain landing. Better choice.
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