we tried our best to do a 48 hours in new orleans this past weekend. actually, it was more like 36 hours in new orleans. we left early on saturday morning and flew home late on sunday. we fit in as much as we could. i’ll do my best to keep this semi-bulleted as there is a lot of information to unload.
our goal was to use the hotel tonight app to book our hotel room at the last minute. the premise behind the app is great. you can only book 7 days out, so your hope is that the prices come down the day of and you can find a deal. i ended up finding a deal earlier in the week at the catahoula boutique hotel for $69. the pictures looked fine and the reviews were decent, so i booked. more on that in a second.
the airport ride was 20 minutes to the hotel and a flat rate of $33 via uber. that’s pretty pricey for 11 miles if you ask me. we got the skinny on the rate from our driver on sunday. the airport is in kenner and they charge an $8 tax on uber to pick up and drop off at the airport which explains why it’s so damn expensive. lyft isn’t even allowed to go there. crazy. Continue reading