Stop 33 brought us through New Orleans, Louisiana. We really enjoyed our visit to New Orleans several years ago and couldn’t wait to visit it again on this Road Trip around the country. The culture of the city is so vibrant and the food is SO delicious. It was fun bringing Liam there for a visit to soak up the music and art the city has to offer.
We stayed at the KOA New Orleans West, which was perfect for what we needed, a place to stay near the city. The staff was VERY friendly, but the campground itself did not offer much glitz and glamour, unlike New Orleans. There was a playground and a pool, but we didn’t play at either. We were more interested in sight seeing and enjoying as much of New Orleans as we could in the short period of time that we were there. The KOA was about 30 to 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans so it was a great base camp for our exploring.
We were in town for two nights so we had one full day to explore the city. We of course did most of the touristy things one would do while in the New Orleans and we ate a lot. Everything is so yummy. We had Beignets from Cafe Du Monde, YUMMM and ate some really good soul food from a restaurant a local recommended, a bit off the beaten path in New Orleans but still within walking distance from most places in downtown. The soul food restaurant we ate at was called The Praline Connection.
Here’s some pictures of our visit in New Orleans:
On a side note I’d like to point out an awesome restaurant if you do choose to stay at this KOA outside of New Orleans. It’s called Charles Seafood located on 8311 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA. I believe I found the recommendation to eat there from Yelp. It was right down the road from the KOA, looks like a bit of the dive from the outside but it’s very nice inside and the staff was excellent. We had the delicious soft shell crab platter, which was yummooo. We also ordered a muffuletta to go and had that for dinner the next night. Everything was so good. So I highly recommend stopping at Charles Seafood if you’re in the area. Well that’s if for the Big Easy. We had a very nice visit, enjoyed walking around the city and listening to all the great music coming from every street corner and seeing all the great art that the local artists have to offer and of course eating ALL the great food!