We’ve made it to our 3rd state! Technically, we passed through Mississippi but since we didn’t stop we don’t count it…yet. We are staying in the French Quarter at the French Quarter RV Resort and to be honest, this is the first park that has actually lived up to its name. Its small, only 50 or so spots, but each site is brick lined with a fancy street lamp. Some premium spots get a private grill and gazebo. There are 4 private bathrooms with walk-in showers located in a courtyard, along with a nice pool and spa. There is also an ice-machine in the area, with free ice for the taking — excellent! says Jason, the iced-coffee drinker :)
The laundry is a tad pricey at $2.50/wash and $1.75/dry, so I decided to wait until the next park to do laundry. It’s also a gated lot and has 24 hour security, which is important in New Orleans. The only downside is its proximity to an overpass which can get a little loud at times. But that’s to be expected when you are downtown.
We got in late so we ordered pizza recommended by 2 sweet couples we just met after checking in and the pizza was phenomenal! We ordered the meat lovers and portobella (without onions) gourmet pies from Angeletto’s. Amazing! HIGHLY recommended.
The same folks said this was the safest place to be near NOLA, as even some of the outlying parks can get a little questionable. I felt very safe here, and it’s definitely worth the higher price tag.
Proximity-wise it can’t be beat, either. It’s less than a mile to the famed Cafe Du Monde and Jackson Square which makes for a nice walk, which was about 10-15 minutes. There’s minimal risk during the day, and although we were told the French Quarter is fine at night, the small deserted strip of road between the park and the French Quarter is a little sketchy, so its recommended to take a cab home at night (~$8).
We walked into town in the afternoon and the architecture was so adorable! There are even working gas lights in some areas. We had our obligatory beignets and cafe au lait (iced, because it was hot!) at Cafe Du Monde and watched some fabulous street performers. It was so much fun! Would have been nice to experience the nightlife, another time, without the kids ;)