FLYING IN TO NEW ORLEAN'S LOUIS ARMSTRONG AIRPORT?
Taxi's have a flat rate to downtown/the French Quarter $28 for one or two, or $14 each for 3 or 4 people. The on-site airport shuttle is $13 each way. Limos are $35 . It is not necessary to rent a car in New Orleans unless you plan on using it to tailgate. For the most part you can walk and take public transportation everywhere you need to go. Make sure to bring a comfortable pair of shoes.
WHERE SHOULD WE TAILGATE?
This is a very good question. There isn't much of a tailgate atmosphere in New Orleans because of all the bars within short walking distance to the Stadium. If you are set on tailgating, Bearcat Tailgater recommends tailgating in the parking lot located at 1001 Loyola Ave. ($20 per parking spot). You may also try one of the garages surrounding the stadium but you may have some limitations if you plan on grilling. The closest RV lot is French Quarter RV Resort which is about a 25 minute walk to the stadium. Last we checked rates were $199 per night with a two night minimum. All in all New Orleans is just like one Big Tailgate...there is no open container policy and public intoxication and nudity is widely accepted.
Bourbon Street is like Disney World for Adults - tons of bars with very few rules. Don't expect to hear the bartender yell "Last Call" as the bars close when people leave. It is perfectly legal to drink on the street and if you leave one bar to head to another just ask for a plastic to-go cup. Whether its drinking a Hurricane at the World Famous Pat O'briens or singing a little karaoke at the Cats Meow , Bourbon St. has it all. We recommend visiting the Pub Club Bourbon St. Bar Guide for everything you need to know about the Bars on Bourbon St.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE
Bourbon St. bars have 3-for-1 drinks from 4 - 7 pm every day.... including Weekends, New Years and Game Day!
DRESS-This one is for the ladies
Think Casually Wild and don't forget to wear your Bearcat gear.
NEW YEARS EVE IN THE BIG EASY?
Pub Club rates New Orleans as the #1 destination for NYE. Click Here for Pub Club's NYE in the Big Easy Guide. We'll be hanging out on a balcony on Bourbon St. Just look for the inflatable Bearcat (if he fits) and the Bearcat Beer Bong that will extend to the street.
WHAT EVENTS ARE PLANNED FOR CINCINNATI FANS?
There are tons of events planned for Bearcat Fans including free concerts, pep rally's, happy hours, etc. CLICK HERE for a complete line-up of UC related events in New Orleans. Special thanks to the UC Alumni Association for your hard work and planning! Go Bearcats!