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css Dec 4, 2012 12:35 PM

We will be visiting New Orleans the first weekend in April, 2013. Its our first trip! How far in advance to I need to make reservations? Thanks!

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    GDPhalp Dec 4, 2012 01:36 PM

    ha - i remember being you, what seems like many moons ago. My first adult trip to new orleans, I made/attempted to make reservations 3 months in advance. 1/2 put me on the books, 1/4 laughed & 1/4 didn't make reservations until 1-2 months before the date. Unless you are going during JF or MG or some other major weekend, 2-3 weeks in advance is plenty. Hope this helps.

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      css Dec 5, 2012 09:42 AM

      Thanks. I'm so excited I want to make them now. But will hold back! Thanks.

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        collardman Dec 10, 2012 11:34 AM

        Even one week ahead may work, but the catch is the closer you get to the date the fewer time choices you get. If you're happy 5-7pm or after 9 you can wait later.

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