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New Orleans transportation?!?!?!?

I'm going to New Orleans this week and will be there for a week. Tuesday I am staying downtown but the rest of the week I will be in Harvey, LA (About 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans) My question is, besides renting a car is there any other kind of transportation that runs late, like until 2 or 3am etc...

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1. Brian
First, you picked the armpit of New Orleans to stay in if you're in Harvey. There is likely very little to do around your hotel. At least consider staying in Metairie if not Uptown (the Park View Guest House, which is right on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and adjacent to beautiful Audubon park, is moderately priced and extremely convenient).
For bus and streetcar schedules and fare information, visit www.norta.com to determine if there are buses operating between your hotel neighborhood and downtown, and to see what their schedules are.
Have a great time in New Orleans, and please, do venture outside of the French Quarter to see the REAL city!
2. W.T. Door
Harvey is an unattractive industrial area. It is 20 minutes from downtown by car, if driving fast and there are no traffic delays.

Harvey is in Jefferson Parish, which does not have good public transit. However, there are bus routes which serve Harvey and get you to downtown:

http://jeffersontransit.org/default.php
http://jeffersontransit.org/w2wbexpy.php

You can also take a taxi from your hotel to the Algiers Ferry (al ot less than a taxi to downtown), which crosses the river for $2 and delivers you to the corner of the French Quarter where the Aquarium is located. However, the ferry only operates from morning to early evening so it won't help you getting back to the hotel at 2:00am.

http://www.friendsoftheferry.org/

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www.frenchquarter.com

If someone says something to you like ”I bet $5 I can tell you where you got those shoes”, the answer is “I got them on my feet”

There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.

Music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set" of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so KNOW THE PRICE before you sit down. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell - not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can't be any confusion at the end of the evening.

An incomplete guide to bars & clubs:

http://www.10best.com/New_Orleans,LA/Nightlife/
http://www.nola.com/bar-guide/

Some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.
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