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Old 10-27-2015, 07:18 PM   #1
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Christmas in Gatlinburg...New Year's Eve in New Orleans?

We have visited 46 of the 48 US Continental States while camping with our family. We are contemplating a two week round trip from York, PA to New Orleans to cross Louisiana and Mississippi off our list over the holidays. We have a 35 foot motor home and a Jeep Wrangler.

Do you have any suggestions about where we should stay or what places we should visit? Is this advisable?

Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #2
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While I can't comment on the trip, I will say hi from right up the road in Mechanicsburg !
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I think that is about Sugar Bowl time. Be sure you have reservations
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I did New Year's eve in New Orleans once about two decades ago. I would NOT do it again.
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New Orleans gets pretty crowded around New Years due to the Sugar Bowl, among other things. If you do, get tickets now for the Natchez River boat for NYEve. Dinner on the paddlewheel, and they are in the perfect place for fireworks. French Quarter RV is probably the nicest RV place really close to the Quarter - but is probably already booked.
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We got reservations at pinecrest just a little east of New Orleans - Looks pretty nice
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We have visited 46 of the 48 US Continental States while camping with our family. We are contemplating a two week round trip from York, PA to New Orleans to cross Louisiana and Mississippi off our list over the holidays. We have a 35 foot motor home and a Jeep Wrangler.



Do you have any suggestions about where we should stay or what places we should visit? Is this advisable?



Thanks.

We visited York several years ago to attend the FMCA rally. We really enjoyed the area.

If you have a few extra days either before or after NO, here is a casino with a small campground. We stayed here 4 days last February and visited Avery Island, the home of Tabasco. Great tour around the nature preserve. The tour of Jefferson Island and its mansion was really interesting also. Worth the stop.

http://www.cypressbayou.com/hotel/rv-park



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We have visited 46 of the 48 US Continental States while camping with our family. We are contemplating a two week round trip from York, PA to New Orleans to cross Louisiana and Mississippi off our list over the holidays. We have a 35 foot motor home and a Jeep Wrangler.

Do you have any suggestions about where we should stay or what places we should visit? Is this advisable?

Thanks.
We had so much fun staying at New Orleans French QTR RV Resort last year we will be doing it again this year and schedule permitting every year.
Sugar Bowl time is a great time to be there, who cares who is playing it's just to much fun!!!!
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Make reservations NOW! Gatlinburg and NOLA are very busy this time of year. The French Quarter RV Resort is about 3/4 mile walk from Bourbon street/or $6-7 taxi ride. It's the closest you can park your RV to the French Quarter.
I would recommend staying at the South end of Pigeon Forge instead of in Gatlinburg, but that's just my opinion.
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Thanks for your comments. We are looking forward to the holidays.
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Another option for NOLA -- Bayou Segnette State Park. It is about 20 mins. away in Westwego. Added bonus: There is a seafood open market right outside the park entrance where you can grab that night's dinner.

I've visited the New Orleans French QTR RV Resort but didn't stay there. Nothing bad to say about the park ... it looked nice enough ... but the neighborhood gave me pause. I wouldn't take a walk at night through it. If you stay there, plan to taxi to and from anywhere you go, including the French Quarter, day or night.
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Another option for NOLA -- Bayou Segnette State Park. It is about 20 mins. away in Westwego. Added bonus: There is a seafood open market right outside the park entrance where you can grab that night's dinner.

I've visited the New Orleans French QTR RV Resort but didn't stay there. Nothing bad to say about the park ... it looked nice enough ... but the neighborhood gave me pause. I wouldn't take a walk at night through it. If you stay there, plan to taxi to and from anywhere you go, including the French Quarter, day or night.
We have stayed at New Orleans French QTR RV Resort many times and walk everywhere day and night, as anyplace you need to be aware of your surroundings.
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X2 on Cypress Bayou ..we used it as a nice and very inexpensive base to tour Cajun country. Lots of good mom & pop type restaurants in the area. But its quite a way from NOLA.

Our last time in NOLA we stayed at Pontchartrain Landing in Metairie. Its right on the lake and they had a inexpensive shuttle to the French Quarter.
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You may or may not get reservations at FQRV this time of the year. It is a great park. There is another nice park about a 5 miles from the French Quarter, Ponchatran Landing Rv Resort. Nice park, about a third of the price of FQRV. Free shuttle 3 times daily to and from the French Quarter. A cab ride anywhere in New Orleans is 10 bucks. Average price just to park your car is 12 bucks. Great place to go anytime of the year.
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