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#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced, secure parking facility in New Orleans?  We are doing the bus tour there next February, but are thinking about driving to New Orleans rather than flying, so need to park the vehicle for the duration.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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We lived on the Gulf Coast for years & did a local bus tour of N.O. a year ago.  We were horrified to see that much of the city has become the refuge of  the homeless.  For instance, one huge parking area under the freeway, was like a city of men camping out with blankets, sleeping bags & chairs.  We saw the men approaching families who had parked their cars & demanding hand-outs.  

In addition, I've read that many of the best secured parking areas have been forced to close in the past year or so because of new regulations.  So if you do decide to drive & park there, make sure that you reserve a parking space ahead of time in a lot which is still open.
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#3 Posted : Friday, July 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Check one of the hotels for a park and stay. I love Nola, it is one of my favorite cities, full of everything imaginable. I would look in the convention center area, Hilton, harrahs, etc.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Thank you both.  I'd appreciate any other specific suggestions, not being familiar with the area.  As JourneyNow suggested, I'd hate to leave our vehicle for two weeks at the mercy of the vagrants.  There are places listed with reviews from 2013, so am not sure if they are open or if I'd trust any of them. 

I called the hotel for our first 2-day stay of our tour about parking, and they do offer the park/stay package for an additional $30+ a night, but only if you are booked there to stay.... which wouldn't be the case for the following 12 nights.  Other decent possibilities are still very pricey and want you to sign off on liability.

Any more suggestions will bring me closer to deciding.... drive or fly? Who would have thought that parking would be such an issue?
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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You might look at the Cruise Critic Message Boards (North American Homeports > Gulf Coast Departures) for posts relating to parking in N.O.  Granted the posters are going on cruises instead of land tours, but there are a LOT of them posting & you may be able to get some ideas of the long-term parking situation from them.  

http://boards.cruisecrit...m/forumdisplay.php?f=414
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Thank you! I checked out the link, and there is mostly info about transportation airport to port, but I probably need to check it a little further.  When I searched specifically for long term parking, the posts that came up were 2006.  It also had some possible positive-looking ads for parking... again, hard to know if they are trust-worthy. That was just a quick look... so I will use that website to dig deeper.  Great resource, thank you!
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Parking is a nightmare there, that's why they have such great mass transit, ie trolley lines, consider flying in.  Look at Residence Inns.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 4, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Have you considered AirBnB? You could stay in a residential area
where your car could be parked in the street and see NO via public
transportation. The best of both worlds
Shirley in San Diego
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#9 Posted : Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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We are on a guided tour of "Cajun Country" beginning and ending in NO, so our stay in the city is already arranged.  I would be nervous about leaving a vehicle unattended, even in a residential area.  I am not familiar with the referenced acronym, but I'll check it out.  Thanks for your input!
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#10 Posted : Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Lived in NO for 20 years and parking always a hassle, even for locals.  Leave car in one of airport long term lots.  Cab or shuttle from airport itself (reached via parking lot shuttle) into town to first hotel.  Maybe Uber will pick up at lot itself.  Reverse to get back to car at end of tour.  Come hungry!
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#11 Posted : Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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11 day Guatemala/Honduras 1/2015, 4*
14 day Greece 9/2014, 3* 
7 day Dubai 2013 11/2013, 4* with
15 day Thailand, Angkor Wat, Cambodia 11/2013, 5*
11 day Ecuador and Amazon 5/2013, 4*
10 day Costa Rica w/ Tortuguero, 11/2009, 4*, & 2/2013, 3*
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15 day France, 9/2012, 3 1/2*
15 day Turkey , 9/2011, 5* 
15 day Egypt/Nile Cruise, 2/2009, 4*
Globus trips..... Scotland Highlands, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Alpine Countries, Italia, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
 Independently toured South America- Chile, Argentina, Iquazu
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#12 Posted : Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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You can park...we use lots inside bldgs,  very very expensive
http://www.neworleansonl...ttingaround/parking.html
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