Las Vegas or New Orleans

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    Oct 10, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    I'll probably be taking a long weekend at the end of this month or beginning of November and I'm trying to decide between Las Vegas and New Orleans. I've been to Vegas a few times and love it. Never been to New Odleans and wonder if it is back in cull swing since Katrina hit.

    For those of you that have been to both places, which do you prefer for a long weekend - say four days total, and how would you describe the difference between the two cities?
  • rnch

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    Oct 10, 2010 2:23 PM GMT
    that time period is the perfect time of the year to enjoy new orleans! shirt sleeve temps and lower humidity will be yours to enjoy here.

    the parts of new orleans that a tourist would enjoy visiting were damaged very liitle (if any at all!) by hurricane katrina.

    you wouldn't be the first person to visit the Big Easy and never leave.

    if you've seen las vegas once, you've seen it all.... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    Thanks. Yeah, friends that lived in New Orleans say this is a good time of year to go. Pleasant whether for walking around the city. What must sees would you suggest for someone in town three or four days?
  • rnch

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    Oct 10, 2010 2:43 PM GMT
    the french quarter, of course. also the aquarium, the casino, take a ride on the steamboat on the river, take the haunted house tour in the quarter, eat at any of the fine restaurants here, ride the street cars on st charles avenue and canal street....

    if you are interested in Historic Houses, new orleans has several historic neighborhoods.

    the lower end of burbon street (in the quarter), around st ann street, has several gay bars worth visiting (laffites, the corner pocket, oz, rawhide, good friends and others)

    the gay-friendly area of marigny-bywater, adjacent to the french quarter, is a hidden jewel for a gay man to visit. historic houses, night clubs on frenchmen street, several gay bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a clothing optional restaurant/bar/pool/hot tub place called "the new orleans country club" in the adjacent area of bywater (marigny and bywater run into each other).

    and that's just off the top of my caffine-deprived head! ther's a lot more to see here.

    i would suggest staying in one of the gay owned & operated B&B's in marigny, and taking the short walk to/from the quarter. someone like YOU would be the recepient of many smiles, nodds and conversations. a Shirtles Stroll thru the historic home steets in this part of town will get YOU losts of attention!
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    Oct 10, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    LOL. Thanks for the suggestions! I've stayed at gay guesthouses in Key West and Ft. Lauderdale. Sounds like it is the way to go in Orleans as well.