Gamecock looking for road trip advice

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by Savannah\'Cock, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Whats up Tigers?

    First of all, Congrats on the SEC title. You guys have a great up-and-coming program that is only going to get better. Beating the rednecks from UT was icing on the cake.

    Can someone please give me some advice about where to stay and go the weekend of the 19th next October. We will be coming down the Thursday b/f.....any ideas?

    Im looking forward to the game in "Death Valley" I know it will be a good one. --is it better to stay in BR or NO?

    Thanks...and GO COCKS!
     
  2. tail-gator

    tail-gator Freshman

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    Tourist Info

    To enjoy your weekend in the great state of Louisiana, be sure to the local paper for the weather, sometimes it is hot as. well hot. and other times it is cold. Like the Gator game, last year, wore shorts and froze my,,,,,, toes off.

    http://theadvocate.com/


    You need to stay in Baton Rouge, there are plenty of hotels here, you can see some of them online.


    http://www.batonrougetour.com/beta/index.html?CatID=88

    http://online-batonrouge.com/

    But no matter where you stay, make sure you get to the campus early, bring your pit, and chairs. and get ready for fun.

    Make sure, that you go and watch them put Mike the Tiger in the cage, before the game. This is something you do not want to miss, so get up close.

    And since I am a female, and I have a dirty mind tonight
    I will say Geaux Tigers and beat the Cocks!
     
  3. Re: Tourist Info


    Thanks Tail-gator

    I've heard not to miss the Mike--a lot of USC fans who made the trip last time we played (94) said it was awesome--a must see. I have also been told to stay in NO, french quarter, and make the trip up to BR--how hard would this be? Are there shuttles? Whats the skinny on that...
    Thnks
     
  4. tail-gator

    tail-gator Freshman

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    you got to be kidding, right. To stay in NO. is stupid. IMO. When you can stay alot closer. It will be ok, the hotels here installed running water last year, and in most hotels you do get clean sheets if you ask real nice. You must go eat at TJRibs. they are the best. I could see if you stayed there Thrusday and saw the quater. But, not to drive it. No there are no shuttles to the game from NO. With no traffic, and my driving I can make the quater in about hour twenty min. But on a football night you would not get back untill 2 or 3 am.
    But I think I there are members on here from there that can give you better info. Give it a couple of days, you will hear from them.

    And I am glad your fellow fans told you about Mike, it is something all of us Tiger Fans love to see..................

    http://www.neworleansonline.com/

    http://www.lsu.edu/visitors/index.html
     
  5. Ellis Hugh

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    NOLA is 80 miles from LSU. And there can be considerable traffic on game day, because many of us LSU alumni and fans that live here make the trip. I agree with Tail that you should stay in BR. You don't want to spend gameday in the car.

    This is especially true if they move the game up in the day for TV, which usually happens.

    If you can extend your trip to several days, then you can spend some days before or after gameday in New Orleans and get the best of both worlds. Visitors who stay in NOLA on Friday nights tend to be hung over on Saturday, get a late start, and miss the magic that is an LSU gameday.

    Also like Tail said - pack for both hot and cold. You might need both (and rain). As they say here - "If you don't like the weather in Louisiana, just wait a little and it will change"

    You must visit The Chimes. It is on Highland Road on the NE corner of campus. It will be packed with LSU students and fans but it is fun with good food and hundreds of beers. TJ Ribs is great (you can see Billy Cannon's Heisman Trophy) and for seafood go to Mike Andersons, a few miles south of campus.

    Get to campus early and find a good spot to tailgate. Bring some of your local foods (what are they, actually?) and be nice and you will have plenty of LSU fans willing to share their gumbo, jambalaya, boudin.........

    I also like to just walk around campus and take in all of the sights. LSU has a beautiful campus. There is no specific tailgating area, so literally every square foot of campus is covered. It is nice to hike around and see both the campus and all of the different groups tailgating.

    Check back on this board closer to football season and you will get plenty of advice on hotels, restaurants, and anything else you want. There is a hotel on Nicholson (I forget the name) that many visiting fans stay at. Very close and convennient and there will be other SC fans there.

    Geaux Tigers! LICK THOSE COCKS!
     
  6. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    And go ahead and register. We have plenty of members here from other schools. Its free and we don't bite.
     
  7. NMTiger

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    Savannah,
    I would not stay in N.O. either. On home game weekends Baton Rouge is a fun city. I used to work at the Radisson off of college drive. We always had a lot of oposing fans stay with us. The reservations number is 800-333-3333. If you guys want to go out there are a couple of cool bars right across the interstate that cater to a non college age crowd. If you are college age then you go to either Tigerland or the Chimes. If you stay in N.O. chances are you'l get so tore up friday night that you won't make it to B.R. in time to enjoy all of the festivities. I grew up outside of N.O. and personally enjoy the taigating at LSU more than any of the partying in N.O.
     
  8. BamaBengal

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    Then again...............................my last football trip to LSU we stayed in nola and it worked out fine, except for having our car towed from some apartment parking lot across the street from the bar we went to off campus AND having to pay an a late fee along with the towing. Even still, we loved our trip and I wish we would've stayed in B.R. more than we did. Nola was fun though and if you can do both that's the ticket!
     
  9. CreoleGumbo

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    New Orleans

    You can't go wrong staying in New Orleans for the first night and then BR.

    New Orleans is the place to be, besides SaturdayNightinTigerStadium, and BR people hate to admit that.

    My suggestion is stay in NewOrleans the first night, get up early and go to Cafe DuMonde, take a trip to LauraPlantation (between NewOrleans and BR), and then head up to BR and stay at the Hilton downtown........its connected to the casino!!!

    GeauxTigers!
     

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