Scooter on the sidewalks of New Orleans

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#1
Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Joined Apr 2000
Will my DH have problems using his scooter in New Orleans? I picked the Hilton Riverwalk
Hotel in hopes he could ride along the river and watch the boats. Have never been to this
city but would like to "live and learn".
#2
Near Orlando but California Dreaming
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Joined Sep 2002
Overall the city is accessible with reasonably smooth sidewalks and curb cuts. There might be a few places where you might need to go an extra block or so and a few buildings with steps and no ramp but overall in the tourist areas (French Quarter, Convention Center area, Garden District, Central Business District) are accessible.

Enjoy your time there, it's perhaps the most unique city in the entire US with an atmosphere that is energized, laid back, and a bit eerie all at once.

There's a restaurant called Grande Isle a block or two from there, great food. Get the chicken, best I've ever had. I couldn't finish and my friend finished my plate and agreed. Reasonable prices and casual atmosphere.

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#3
Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Thanks so much, it is so hard to go to a new city and end up only in a hotel room.....again thank
you.
#4
Near Orlando but California Dreaming
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Also I don't know if you gamble, but there is a casino about a block from your hotel that is fully accessible. There's a 24 hour Starbucks inside, and never a line in the morning. It's a great place to grab coffee and breakfast without spending a fortune or waiting in Cafe DuMondes long lines.


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#5
near Fredericksburg, VA
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Joined Mar 2000
My friends and I had no problem at all in NO this past February. The only challenge was on Bourbon St and that was due to so many people, not the conditions of the sidewalks.





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#6
Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Originally posted by nieciez
My friends and I had no problem at all in NO this past February. The only challenge was on Bourbon St and that was due to so many people, not the conditions of the sidewalks.





So good to know! Thanks.
#7
more or less in TX
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Joined Jul 2006
I know the New Orleans Hilton Riverwalk hotel well. There are lots of buildings and some have a better view of the river and boats than others. I would telephone the hotel and ask a great many questions.

I had a room with fantastic river views and enjoyed that very much.