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Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

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Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Driving w/ wife from San Antonio to Destin. Will probably need a night to stop and rest. Don't wanna completely unpack car, etc., So need a safe spot to park and chech in for room for a night. Any ideas?

Thanks, RicoD.

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1. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

It is about an 8 hour drive from San Antonio to Metairie, Louisiana. That would seem like a good place to stop. We don’t go that route so I don’t have any hotel suggestions for you.

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2. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Is that off I10??

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3. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Yes, it is.

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4. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

If you stop in Metairie,try Sleep Inn & Suites at 4601 Utica St. It's clean and safe.

While you're in LA, if you get an envie for a really great roast beef or seafood poboy, I highly recommend Short Stop Poboys at 119 Transcontinental Dr, which is less than 3 miles away. Ice cold beer by the bottle or pitcher too! I have no affiliation with either place - I just grew up in Metairie ;)

PS: skip the free breakfast! Instead, grab coffee & beignets at Cafe du Monde (4700 Veterans Memorial Hwy, less than 1 mile from the hotel).

Enjoy your trip!

Edited: 09 August 2018, 02:34
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5. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Domestic E now I want to take this route just for breakfast!

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6. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Just be sure to get a poboy for the road!

Not that you'll be able to eat in the car - you'll have to stop somewhere. Short Stop's roast beef poboys are gloriously sloppy! Short Stop's been our whole family's go-to "fast food" place for many years. Can't beat the french bread in the NOLA area :)

Big uproar: pitchers have gone up to $6.25, but you can get still get a pint for $2.19 lol

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7. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

Thnx for all the advice!! Going 9/13.

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8. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

We travel from DFW and always stop for the night at either Baton Rouge (Hotel Indigo) or Slidell (Candlewood Suites Northshore). Metairie is a little out of the way, not a lot, but we don't like to get near New Orleans traffic.

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9. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

I was thinking the same thing. I'd come across 12 and stay in Covington, Longer and more traffic if you dip down to NO on 10.

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10. Re: Safe place to stay over for a night on way to Destin - from

And here I was thinking the opposite. I was more like, Yahoo! I’ll be close to New Orleans!

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