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Old 05-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Foley, AL -or- New Orleans

Heading South in two weeks once the kids finish school. We have the option to spend either a couple of days in Foley, AL or New Orleans.

We have never to either one and wanted thoughts from people who have visited either.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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For family fun, go to Foley. The beach, Gulf Shores is a mere 6 miles south and there are campgrounds even closer. There is also Gulf Shores State Park, very nice!

I live in a small town called Fairhope (12 miles from Foley). Its kind of an artsy craftsy type place located on Mobile bay. Lots of shops, fine places to eat and just relax at park.

My wife loves New Orleans but I don't care either way. We never camped there.
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I vote for Foley especially if you have children. I grew up in New Orleans and its not the same place, nowadays nowhere is. I just don't feel safe there. Its a beautiful city and the people and food cannot be beat. There is a RV Resort in the heart of the French Quarter and a few others as well. If cost is a factor, I would go to Foley. Enjoy your trip.
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I love NOLA but that's no place to take kids. Took my kids there once and I'll never forget having to explain the big silver sequined p*nis hanging in a window in the French Quarter. Go to Foley.
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I think foley would be a better selection this time of the year, mardi gras time would be a better time to camp in or near New Orleans , lots do do in south Alabama .

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Foley for kids, NOLA for adults. IMHO.
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I also recommend Foley. Lots to see and do in the area. Take the kids to the beach for sure, but also consider the USS Alabama in Mobile. The Foley Train Museum might be fun for the kids, too. There is a full-size train outside and a miniature railroad inside. Their hours are limited, so be sure to check before you go.
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Thanks for the heads up!

Anyone stayed at Bella Terra?
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Bella Terra is a very nice campground, one of the nicer campgrounds in the country. Gated, nice pool, lakes with fountains. Large pull through sites.
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Has anyone stayed at Heritage?
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Foley. Gulf State Park is where you want to stay with kids. Very popular, very nice. We intended to stay in the area for 1 week. Turned into 6. All of you will love Lambert's restaurant. Lulu's is a must. There's a lot of things like miniature golf and amusement park type stuff. Biking or hiking on the Backcountry Trail, you'll see the resident alligators, was phenomenal!
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Heritage is beyond nice. Stayed there several times and have considered purchasing. The first time I stayed, we were a little intimidated as we had never stayer at a "campground" that nice but the owners and visitors were as nice as they could be. They have happy hour every afternoon at the clubhouse and you will receive numerous invitations. We have even been invited out on owners boats for the day. Bella Terra is nice also and is driving close to Foley shopping but it is literally built in the middle of a bean field. You can't walk to anything but the clubhouse is nice. My second choice after Heritage is Panama City Beach RV park, lots to do for the kids and several resteraunts within walking distance.
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