Visitor Safety in New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Visitor Safety in New Orleans Reviews
Jan 04, 2008
I heard so many comments about visitors' need to be careful with their safety in New Orleans. In fact, some of my friends had warned me the same thing. The recent crime report about New Orleans did not help, either. However, when I was visiting the city just after the New Year, I was glad that the actual description of the city safety at night was much better than all the info I heard.
First of all, there was a constant police presence on every block of the French Quarter area. Especially on Bourbon Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
Second, I highly recommend that you go out with friends. The quiet, residential sections of the area, or Royal Street area, can sometimes be too quiet (not a typical touristy or drunken party places like Bourbon). With friends, you won’t look like you’re vulnerable alone.
Third, know the area and memorize the last place you see the police. They make rounds, but it is always useful to know that the police is within screaming or running distance.
I'm all for the idea that we like to enjoy our stay in New Orleans in whatever activity that suits us, but be alert of the surrounding. After all, the safety is something we need to exercise everywhere we travel.
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