BEST WESTERN Avalon Hotel and Conference Center
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This was a major stop of ours since its where Ben grew up and where most of his family was living at the time. (pre Katrina) Growing up in the southwest coming here and seeing this place was amazing to me. The history and amazing architecture blew me away. We didn't get to spend a bunch of time downtown in New Orleans but the day and a half that we …
The day began bright and early by saying good-bye to my old roommate Coleman and his girlfriend Jamie. Our next destination was Houston to see my family, however we decided to stop and check out New Orleans on the way.
After parking next to a pile of human poop I hoped it was not omen for our day. Turns out it was not. We took a trolley to bourbon street and walked around for a little. After a ...
... EXCUSE ME? The vast majority of Americans have no idea what Malta is and this guy is a tattoo artist in the middle of New Orleans who had lived and worked there! I was pretty freaked out. I did not tell him beforehand that my family is from there or that I was there before I came to the US. He told me he used to run his own tattoo shop in Gozo but said business was not great there, which I understood. Now Malta is a pretty religious country so they ...
... tour. After the tour we got back on the street car and got off at Tulane University to look around the campus quickly. Lastly, we got back on the streetcar to head back to the French Quarter.
Our next activity was to be a cruise on the steamboat Natchezwhich boards behind the Jackson Brewery building. We had time for lunch before the cruise so we ate at the Gumbo Pot in the brewery building. My father got the seafood ...
... There were half a dozen fortune tellers sitting at fold up tables reading palms and tarot cards. Once you get off Bourbon Street the Quarter becomes much quieter, but there’s still good bars around. One of these is the Chart Room on the corner of Chartres and Bienville. They were playing the Saints v Lions game on TV so I grabbed a bourbon and coke and watched the end of the 3rd quarter. Not sure if I’d arrived at Happy Hour or if the places away from the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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