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Chowhounding on foot in Nola?

Jhound | Mar 8, 200403:53 PM

Hello all,

I'll be in New Orleans for a few days in early May while my wife attends a conference. I've gleaned a lot of tips about places to eat from this board, and from a lot of other sources. However, those other sources (guidebooks etc.) are always warning about not walking places. "Take a cab to where you want to go" they say, and imply that while it's perfectly safe to go there, you wouldn't want to walk. The problems are

1) I love to walk
2) Taking a cab everywhere kind of ruins the food budget doesn't it.

I'll be staying at a B&B not far from the convention center in the "lower garden district" and I'm figuring walking from there into the CBD and the Fr. okay but what about the rest of the city? Is it okay to walk? Is it okay, but only during the day? Is this
just guidebook talk for suburbanites? That's kind of what it seems like to me, but I'm not sure.

Last year we went to Portland Oregon and I walked nearly everywhere (even though they have a great mass transit system) and saw a huge part of life in the city. I sure would like to do the same in your city!


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