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Saturday morning traffic NOLA

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Our cruise leaves from NOLA on a Saturday. 

We will be leaving our house in NY on Thursday evening and driving directly to the greater NOLA area.  I am considering staying in the Laplace or Boutte region (to maybe see a plantation before embarking) vs. a hotel in Slidell or a hotel in Gretna.

 

What is traffic like in the area?  Is it utterly impractical to stay west of the city to see a plantation prior to boarding?  It looks like Evergreen Plantation is 65 minutes from port.  Ideally we would be at Evergreen when it opened at 9AM, tour til 11:30 then get to port by 1:00 P.M.  Is this reasonable?

 

If this is too much, is there anything anyone can recommend to do in Slidell or Gretna areas with some regional flair?

 

We are a family of me, DH, kids 19, 17, 15, 13, 9, 6.

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Posted (edited)

I’ve stayed in south Baton Rouge before my last two New Orleans cruises. No problems driving in...no traffic.

Edited by Saint Greg

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As for what to do in Slidell/gretna. I’d post that on the New Orleans board. There are a few locals that hang around there.

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50 minutes ago, Saint Greg said:

As for what to do in Slidell/gretna. I’d post that on the New Orleans board. There are a few locals that hang around there.

 

Oh dear. I thought this was the NOLA board...  

 

Thank you  for both replies!!

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