SHERATON NEW ORLEANS – 500 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-2500
HILTON RIVERSIDE – 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-0500
Taxicabs: A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the French Quarter or CBD for one or two persons, and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. $1 fuel surcharge added to total fare.
Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $38 (round trip), $20.00 (per person, one-way). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. If you have 2 passengers, United Cabs is cheaper. You pay the same rate and are taken directly to your hotel with no delays.
If you are taking the shuttle back to the airport, you must reserve a spot on the shuttle the night before you head home.
You will not need transportation once you arrive to the hotel, as all fest shows and activities are within walking distance.
Daisy Dukes: http://daisydukesrestaurant.com/ Great southern dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Order breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24/7. This is the place to go at the end of the night to fuel up! They offer free refills on Bloody Mary’s. Daisy Dukes is located within walking distance of all the venues, and they also will deliver to the hotel 24/7!
Café Du Monde: www.cafedumonde.com Café Du Monde, established in 1862, is known for its café au lait and its French-style beignets. In the New Orleans style, the coffee is blended with chicory.
Coop’s Place: www.coopsplace.net A Decatur Street staple since 1983, Coop’s is the place to go for a true taste of New Orleans at down home prices.
Green Goddess: www.greengoddessnola.com The Green Goddess, an intimate restaurant in Exchange Alley, has a progressive menu that blends New Orleans sensibilities with a globetrotting sampling of ingredients.
Felipe’s: www.felipesneworleans.com Authentic Mexican burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and more. All meals are made to order, while you select your toppings! You can also enjoy the best and freshest margaritas at the bar. It’s fresh, it’s fast, and it’s an easy walk before or after the shows.
Mother’s: www.mothersrestaurant.net Mother’s is a Big Easy institution patronized by both natives and tourists. It’s been in an old downtown brick building since 1938, serving a varied clientele. During and after World War II, Mother’s became a local hang-out for the U.S. Marine Corps. This is where you can get your po-boy sandwiches, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and etouffee.
Muriel’s: www.muriels.com The epitome of decadence, opulence, and mystery that surrounds the French Quarter, coupled with the area’s finest contemporary Creole cuisine. Muriel’s even has a resident ghost!