Great Tips for 49ers fans visiting New Orleans

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    2013 OFFICIAL TOURISM AND INFORMATION GUIDE FOR VISITING 49ERS FANS

    Whether you want to go for an exhilarating early morning swim in the Mississippi River or take a guided aluminum flat boat tour on Lake Pontchatrain, we New Orleanians want you to have a good time while you are visiting for the Superbowl. After all, you were so nice to us last year for our playoff game.

    SIGHT SEEING

    A nice quick way to knock out some sight-seeing is to ask your cabbie to swing by Grand Isle on your way from the Airport to your hotel. It’s only a few minutes out the way and a must see. Don’t forget to tell your driver you were told they had some great “Katrina Damage” and you want to get some good photos for the folks back home.

    HAUNTED TOURS

    You may be tempted to go on a walking “Haunted Tour” of the French Quarter, however, this is a huge tourist trap and should be avoided at all costs. Remember, you want an authentic New Orleans experience while you are here.
    It is a huge tradition to go trick or treating in the Iberville Housing Development located just north of Rampart Street every Friday night, beginning at 8:00 p.m. If you don’t feel like buying an elaborate costume, just wear your favorite NFL player’s jersey (Vernon Davis is a favorite) or a “BP CARES” shirt.

    DINING OUT

    You will want to experience some authentic New Orleans cuisine while you are here. This of course will involve crayfish (proper term), oysters and po-boys. When ordering crayfish, confirm with your waiter that the crayfish were killed prior to boiling or you could get sick. An easy way to tell is to look for the elongated tails, curled tails are bad. Also, look for the “flavor line” (a dark colored line of flavor running up the back of the tail meat). The same applies to oysters, the warmer they were stored during the day, the better they are at night.

    If you are in the mood for one of our famous hamburger sausage poor boys, check out the Krystal Burger on Bourbon. This family owned establishment is one of the oldest restaurants in the city and, in addition to great sausage, are best known for their amazing hot tea tableside service.

    Also, “Beignets” are actually pronounced "Big Nets" named after the rather large nets used to scoop the pastry out the grease after cooking. Trying to sound French with a silent "G" will only make you look pretentious and guarantee someone spits in your creamer.


    WALKING DISTANCE

    You can totally walk from the quarter to the zoo, it's only a few blocks. The same applies to city park.

    RIVER BOAT RIDES

    A great way to see the city is to take a ferry ride to Algiers and back. At only $25 round trip, it’s a bargain. Just give the cash to the first person you see walking in. If you want to get in a little fishing too, the fishing pole rentals are on the top floor, but remember that here we call river fishing poles "long rods" so when you see a ferry officer tell him you are looking for one.

    DEALING WITH “HUSTLERS”

    If someone approaches you and attempts to wager money that they can tell you where you got your shoes, they are bluffing, take the bet but up the ante to whatever cash you have in your wallet. Make sure you show him how much cash you have, this is important as he will be reluctant to bet you. Easy money...thank me later.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    If you are having trouble finding hotels, check out some of the accommodations on Paris Road in Chalmette. Long known as the "Bourbon Street for locals", it's just a few minutes outside town and promises to be lots of fun.

    DANCING IN THE STREET

    Another thing to remember is that “second lining” is for tourists, ask your concierge for the nearest third line.

    SUPERDOME TIPS

    If you have a little too much to drink prior to kick off, use the large round urinal in the men's room at the Superdome. It’s a sure fire way to speed up those bathroom breaks during the big game.
     
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    Wow awesome info!

    What about stuff like night clubs?
     
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    Besides Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, you mean?
     
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    I guess I always got the impression that was more bars? I've never been and this will be my 1st trip to NO.
     
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    In the spirit of reciprocity: if you ever visit San Francisco, I suggest you choose a hotel as close to the corner of 6th and Mission as possible. It's the world's crossroads, I tell you.
     
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    LOL! jav6454 must be a Ravens fan to give these kind of tips:p
     
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    Dear fellow 49ers fans,

    IGNORE THIS THREAD

    Especially if you don't want to get sick.
     
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    I actually live in New Orleans...


    Come now... whats with that sad spirit?
     
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    Someone's gonna get seriously sick.
     
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    I got the feeling it was all in good fun :) I mean, not eating any type of meat/seafood thats been sitting out in the heat all day has to be common sense right? Nothing like some fun between teams!
     
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    There is some actual advice up there... sans the food.
     
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    How far is the Tulane campus from the stadium? My cousin goes there and I'm staying with him. Are there a lot of cabs?
     
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    There is the street car right in front of Tulane campus. That'll take you straight downtown. Look it up on Gmaps if not sure about it.
     
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    Why is your airport code MSY when its the Louis Armstrong airport??? :)
     
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    Because,

    ::IATA naming::
    (History Channel Aliens guy)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I love that guy :D
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong_New_Orleans_International_Airport
    The airport was originally named after daredevil aviator John Moisant, who died in 1910 in an airplane crash on this land (which was devoted to farming at the time). Its IATA code MSY was derived from Moisant Stock Yards, as Lakefront Airport retained the "NEW" code.​
    No aliens. Unless they were dissecting cattle at said stock yards.
     
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    I like the aliens theory better :D
     
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    I'm sure many people will get sick.... from drinking too much! New Orleans is a great town with incredible food. If you're visiting, jav6454's post is a great help toward enjoying your stay. Get out and explore the city!
     

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