Archive for January, 2007

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We are planning a trip to New Orleans next fall and one of our friends has been in contact with you about our group staying there. Will the street car that runs through the garden district be in operation and how close is it to you? Also- do you have bedrooms on the first floor? Peggy-Spartanburg, S.C.

25 January 2007

Well, we hope to see you next September. Yes, the Avenue Inn does have rooms on the first level. When you call in to book, please mention your preference to the Innkeeper. But do this as early as possible as there are only a few rooms of each type on every floor. The streetcar repair […]

I will be visiting New Orleans in mid-March, what is the weather typically like at that time of year? Torrey- North Carolina

25 January 2007

According to the National Weather Service the seasonal average high temperature in March for New Orleans is 69 degrees and the low is 52 degrees. Generally, the weather in March is quite pleasant but we recommend that you bring both light clothing like walking shorts for the daytime and a sweater for chilly nights. We have […]

If its good enough for Brad and Angelina, why not you?

17 January 2007

Reuters has reported that the superstar couple has purchased a home in the French Quarter. Many of our friends have seen them around town, meeting locals and talking about their kids attending private school. We get a lot of questions about visiting and living here in New Orleans; this should be a good example that not everyone […]

National World War II Museum poised for major expansion

15 January 2007

The WWII Museum in New Orleans has announced plans for a $300 million expansion project which will be begin with bids sometime in March or April of this year. The creation of historian Stephen Ambrose, the Warehouse district attraction opened in June of 2000 and has been designated by Congress as the official World War […]

While sleeping my hands go numb. It has gotten so bad that it now awakens me from my sleep, so I have to get up in order to get some circulation going, then by this time I’m awake and can not go back to sleep. Basically I’m getting about three hours of sleep each night. I do suffer from a bad back and I haven’t gotten an adjustment in a very long time, is this related. Today my right hand still feels swollen and tingly. What do you think? Elaine-Myrtle Beach, S.C.

13 January 2007

Thank you for your inquiry for Dr. Know. Unfortunately, Dr. Know only responds to questions regarding New Orleans that relate to travel, entertainment and tips for visitors to our city. I would suggest that you consult a medical professional to get an answer to your question. Do write when you have a question about our […]

Girlfriend Getaway Package-”Leave the Boys Home” selected by major internet directory as “favorite”

8 January 2007, one of the largest online directories in the United States, has selected the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast’s package “Leave the Boys Home” as one of their favorites among a short list of selected B&B’s around the country. The package was created exclusively for “girlfriends” (mothers/daughters; sisters; friends, etc) so that they could take […]

Eagles Fans- Playoff package with tickets for January 13th 2007 game with Saints

8 January 2007

We have one package remaining for the Saturday playoff game, January 13th 2007, between the Eagles and the Saints. The package includes the grand king junior suite with four poster bed, sitting area, free parking, wireless internet and continental breakfast for two nights. The package also includes two loge/clubhouse tickets on the Saints side at the […]

Another reason to travel to New Orleans

7 January 2007

“Healing a Broken Heart can be made easier with a Big Easy Package”; that was the headline quote in today’s (January 7,2007) Birmingham News front page travel section. In an article by Lynn Edge, who has authored three books on travel in Alabama as well as others, she interviews the Innkeeper of the Avenue Inn […]

Hello, my husband and I have visited NOLA many, many times and love it, but have not been since the storm. We were planning to go later this month, but are concerned about the crime in the news. We have always ignored non-NOLA fans when they talked about the crime, knowing that it was usually far from the quarter. Is this still true? With all of the issues in the news with the NOLA police being so short handed, I am beginning to question our plans and wondering if we may want to give the city a little longer to heal. What can you tell me about the crime and where it is happening? Kelly- Beaumont, TX

7 January 2007

It’s unfortunate that any city has violent crime. New Orleans gets more than its fair share. Since Katrina, the media seems determined to focus on bad news and they do so on the front page. The National media has set up offices here and are also into reporting on anything negative or sensational in grand […]

January in New Orleans-Almost like Summer

1 January 2007

So many of our friends live up North. Thirty degrees for the high temperature of the day is not uncommon. Bone chilling rain, sleet, and snow are expected and tolerated. Scraping off the ice from the windshield a daily ritual. For someone who lives in the South the question always arises: Why do folks not flock […]