Anyone Else Not Like New Orleans?

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by MIGrandma, Feb 10, 2013.


    POPCITY Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2008
    Had the best poboy at Mothers, love that place!

    I've only been to NOLA twice, but it is my favorite place, even over WDW.
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  3. PrincessKsMom

    PrincessKsMom <img src=

    Feb 9, 2008
    Wow, so the OP expressed an opinion? Big deal. It's not for her. She's not telling everyone else to avoid it. Just wondering if others felt the way she did.

    I went to Key West, FL and I didn't like it either. Granted, I was three months pregnant and just getting over morning sickness, but other than water sports and drinking, I really didn't think there was much left for me. My honest opinion, it felt like where everyone from Woodstock who never grew up out of the 60's went to spend their last days. The beach we stayed at was horrible -- stagnant, smelly water with nothing but seaweed and homeless people who sleep on the beach at night but know they have to leave first thing in the morning so the tourists can come to the beach. Didn't like it and wouldn't ever go back. But that's my opinion. Agree or disagree, I'm allowed to have an opinion.

    Another poster said they didn't get the appeal of NYC. I LOVE NYC! I work in NYC. But I get that it's not for everyone. To each his own.
  4. donaldlovesdaisy

    donaldlovesdaisy DIS Veteran

    May 14, 2012
    I see nothing wrong with he post but I do have issue with another posters comments! They had an awful attitude about a place they have never visited!
  5. fairestoneofall

    fairestoneofall DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2007
    DH had a conference there YEARS ago. we are not drinkers, so we avoided Bourbon Street (i'm not saying that only drinkers go there, but that area wasn't really our thing).

    we LOVED Cafe du Monde. the food was fantastic everywhere we ate. we enjoyed walking down by the river and visiting the French Market.

    i wanted to tour the cemeteries, but we didn't have time.

    it wasn't my favorite place that we've been. i didn't hate it though.
  6. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    Feb 10, 2012
    People act terrible in some situations more readily than others. And some people, even refugees, can already be rotten.

    Who cares if someone makes a judgment based in their experience with the people. I know people who won't visit France because they haven't liked some of the French people they've met. Have you read the comments about the Brazilian tourist groups and thus brazil? People talk about jersey line they know it because they've met rude jersey people or California because of some of the ca nutjobs. ( I grew up there. :) but get judged by that all the time)

    I don't think it is rude as much as ignorant. But it really doesn't bother me. Maybe I'm weird!
  7. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

    Aug 12, 2009
    I did do a lot of research (on the internet and from the tourism book of NO that I ordered months before our trip. I had an entire list of things to do that sounded interesting, and as I mentioned in my OP we did do a few of them (the French Market, walking the riverfront, Musical Legends Park, etc.) but with me losing one whole day because of being sick we weren't able to do everything I had hoped to. Yes, we went to the cathedral, it was beautiful. :) And we spent some time walking Jackson Square watching the artists, and sat on the steps of the courthouse (I think it was that building) listening to a jazz band.

    DH went to Cafe du Monde for their beignets and coffee the morning that I was sick. I wouldn't have went, as I am intolerant of wheat and avoid it when traveling.

    No, I didn't check the crowd levels because we knew a year in advance we would be going at that particular time as we had a cruise booked (Conquest out of NO).

    I wouldn't have spent as much time on Bourbon Street had it been just DH and myself, but we were with other family members and as I said in my original post, I was outvoted. Not much I could do about that. :)

    I had been so looking forward to the food but it seemed like just about everything was very spicy, and after being sick I didn't need that. :( And I do think I would have enjoyed the city more had I NOT gotten sick, but that spoiled one whole evening, night (miserable!) and the next day. At least we would have had more time to do more of the things I had on our list of ideas.

    Um, no, I didn't "bash" the city. In my OP I had several good comments about it, but I guess you overlooked those.

    But yes, I actually did lose 3 pounds on our trip! We were gone a total of 3 weeks, spending time in New Orleans, a Caribbean cruise, Memphis and Nashville and I came home 3 pounds lighter than when we left, so that's a total of 17 pounds gone...more than half way to my goal of 30!! :thumbsup2

    I didn't realize basil would be on the salad when I ordered it, as it wasn't listed. I don't ever recall any restaurant liberally sprinkling the basil all over a Greek salad. And I'm not one to send back food, so as I said I ate half and had no idea it would make me sick. :crazy2:

    Hardly. :rolleyes2

  8. lucas

    lucas °o°

    Jul 29, 2005
    I was born and raised in New Orleans. Even though I don't live there now, I love going back. Best food, lots of traditions, and greatest people ever!

    I'm sure if you picked apart any city, even your city in Michigan, you would find negative parts and things not to like.
  9. Mickey Fliers

    Mickey Fliers (Not so)Tagless<br><font color=blue>"Sometimes you

    Sep 18, 2004
    We went last April (DH and I) and had a blast. Thoroughly enjoyed Three Muses for dinner and music. Very limited seating but fun and funky. Spent a rainy afternoon in WINO (Wine Institute of New Orleans) tasting great wines. Had a splendid dinner at Mr. B's Bistro...just divine. Really enjoyed the WWII Museum our walking tour of the Quarter and St. Louis #1. We did take the streetcar to the Garden District to try and see some architecture. We must have taken a wrong turn, as we just ended up walking back to our hotel (Roosevelt) and never felt like we were in a residential area. Oops.
  10. kaligal

    kaligal DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2009
    I've never been there. Maybe if I went, I'd change my mind. But New Orleans holds no appeal for me.

    Drunks don't surprise, shock, impress or interest me. Don't like burnt or spicy food. Architecture is unappealing. Not a fan of jazz.

    Never saw anything that made me want to visit the place.

    I don't hate New Orleans. Just have no interest in going there. And maybe if I have to go there one day, I'll end up liking it! I just wouldn't go unless I had to.
  11. Hillbeans

    Hillbeans <font color=purple>If you're bored, please read a

    Feb 24, 2003
    I went there with my BF for a long weekend January 17th and we had a great time! We went to the WWII Museum, Riverwalk, French Market, Bourbon Street, Harrahs, Brennan's, Ralphs on the Park...we can't wait to return.

    We did walk down a few questionable streets late at night and ran into a few seedy characters, but for the most part, even the panhandlers were polite.
  12. MaryAnnDVC

    MaryAnnDVC "Mare", DISing since '99; prefers being tagless

    Feb 9, 2001
    I went to NO twice, once when I was 19, with a friend who lived across Lake Pontchartrain, so we only spent a day there (we did do Cafe Du Monde, I remember that!), and then when I was 34 and 3 months pregnant, I went to a convention, so I didn't have a lot of time to see the city. Saw some questionable behavior both times, day and night. But I would love to go back! Would love to see the history, architecture, cemeteries, jazz performances. My DH majored in music for a couple of years and was very much into jazz way back when...I've been saying for years we should go. Hhhmm...

    Now Las Vegas...BTDT, no desire to go back. But hey, some people love it.

    Love NYC and Boston. :love:
  13. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    Yeah you are NOT alone
    While I enjoyed the Easter parade and the hotel was quite nice...the immediate area near Tulane was also beautiful BUT
    the dh and ds disliked it very smelled was sticky and gross all over the street, many shady areas and Uh, people...., and the food we ate in Boubon Street was overpriced and Under tasty :rotfl2:... and frankly, not our style at all (tho we LOVED the museum and the trolley car ride) ...sorry NOLA, just not a repeat vacation...been there done that ...for sure....
    to each his/her own...some of my friends LOVE who knows....
  14. sm4987

    sm4987 <font color=deeppink>What us women do to be beauti

    Sep 4, 2002
  15. ilovejack02

    ilovejack02 <font color=peach>what do you all think?<br><font

    Aug 8, 2006
    You started a thread to gather folks together to discuss all the reasons you all don't like Nola . I would say that is bashing . You could have easily posted about Who doesn't like basil , or Who doesn't like to vacation with other folks because you end up doing things you don't want to do .

    Congrats on your weight loss : )
  16. DeaverTex

    DeaverTex Native Texan who's ready to go back to Disney!

    May 25, 2011
    I went twice as a kid, with my parents. (Two-day trips, and I still don't know why they went to NO with a 10/12 year old kid!!) Obviously, nothing there for me then.

    Went again about 15 years ago with Mrs. Tex, in conjunction with a nursing conference. We ate at a couple of the "must-do" places, which were way overpriced and way too focused on seafood -- we're both so very NOT seafood fans. So, the food was good, too expensive, but very little variety. Great bread pudding, though.

    As a whole, the French Quarter smelled like a plugged public toilet. Bourbon Street reminded us both of the seedier parts of Munich, but without the charm and good beer. Just not our kind of place at all. We don't club, and we don't care for jazz, so there wasn't much for us.

    In general, while I can see that NO would appeal to some people, it just wasn't for us. We won't be going back unless there's another nursing conference.
  17. ilovejack02

    ilovejack02 <font color=peach>what do you all think?<br><font

    Aug 8, 2006
    : ) I promise the town is not filled with drunks ... so much more than Bourbon street. I am not even a fan of that area.

    Funny thing , we don't like burnt food either, thank goodness for all the amazing chefs here that take pride in their work and don't try to feed us burnt food :) Can't help you on the spicy .... we like things well seasoned ,but not something that over powers the awesome flavors of our area. I don't want to sweat and cry while eating either, and really have never had that experince in any restaurant nor do I cook that way . Some folks just cant handle even the slightest seasoning , so in that case, the food here won't appeal to everyone .
  18. jodifla

    jodifla WDW lover since 1972

    Jan 19, 2002
    DH and I LOVE New Orleans! Great food, great music, interesting people, incredible history and architecture!
  19. LBIJim

    LBIJim Satisfied With Four

    Jul 24, 2009
    DW and I went about 20 years ago for a few days. We had fun, it was interesting enough, but overall we weren't very impressed and had no desire to ever return. It's like "been there, done that."

    I can see the appeal of the place for many. We had our fill.



    Oct 11, 2002
    The focus on alcohol consumption and rowdiness has ruined New Orleans and Las Vegas for me.
  21. JessicaR

    JessicaR <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>

    Sep 26, 2000
    Same here, for all the same reasons. Some of the best meals I have ever had were in NO.

    My husband and I found it very quaint and romantic. Love Royal Street! :thumbsup2

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