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Lodging- which location would you pick?

Saint Paul...
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Lodging- which location would you pick?

Hello-

We are planning our first trip to New Orleans in Feb. I'd love your opinion on which lodging choice to select. We have it narrowed down to 3 different VRBOs. (I know there is some concerns about rentals because of a city ordinance- but this question is in regards to which location and not whether or not to do a rental.)

Opt 1 is on Esplanade Ave- edge of the French Quarter.

Opt 2 is in the Central Business District- close to D-day museum.

Opt 3 is close Whole Foods on Magazine St. I believe that would be in the University/Uptown neighborhood.

All very different locations and I think we could make any of them work. I've checked out street views and don't see anything alarming for the specific locations. We like to walk and see the sights, good food, some museums, a little night life (not looking for craziness). Thoughts?

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1. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

Where on Esplanade?

Saint Paul...
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2. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

A couple of blocks up from the Old US Mint.

Kansas City
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3. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

In that case I would pick the Esplanade location.

Blenheim, Canada
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4. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

so would I...

Orlando, Florida
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5. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

esplanade also .

Portland, OR
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6. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

Uh oh! Did anyone hear the can of worms just pop open?

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Lewes, Delaware
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7. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

Another vote for Esplanade.

Blenheim, Canada
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8. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

Another vote for Esplanade!

New Orleans...
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9. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

All three a good but Esplanade will give you the best overall experience. Close to the Quarter and Frenchmen st.

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10. Re: Lodging- which location would you pick?

All sound good, but, to me, Esplanade is best. Just a short stumble to the music and fun on Frenchman. Also on the quiet end of the quarter.