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Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

Brighton, UK.
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Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

Hi

We will be arriving in New Orleans from Vicksburg in a hire car. We are staying four nights in the Omni Royal Crescent, then flying home. The Omni have an offer including valet parking. Is a car a help or hinderance in New Orleans? I am undecided whether to get rid of the car on arrival or at the airport when we depart?

Thanks for any advice.

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Blenheim, Canada
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1. Re: Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

Brother--You don't need a car if you're in the French Quarter. It is very small and very easily walk-able. IMHO a car is nothing but a pain in the a$$ that you have to pay through the nose for to park. Hope that helps some!

Mississippi
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2. Re: Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

Keep the car a day and visit a couple of plantations near NOLA or go out to dinner Uptown at Clancy's, Brigtsen's, Patois or one of the other fine places there. You can leave early to go Uptown and visit some of the fine shops on Magazine. You can return the car downtown in NOLA. What rental car company are you using?

London, Canada
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3. Re: Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

We did not have a car and managed just fine. I was surprised to see the cost of parking in the French Quarter as we had tossed around the idea of doing a road trip to NOLA.

Brighton, UK.
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4. Re: Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

Thanks for all your help.

5. Re: Should we get rid of the hire car when we arrive?

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