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Night Safety in New Orleans and Other Warnings and Dangers

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Warnings and Dangers in New Orleans: Night Safety

New Orleans is one of the most important cities in the United States when it comes to culture and music. The city really knows how to throw a part. Bars and clubs are open all night and the music never stops. The Crescent City is a friendly place filled with some of the nicest people and the best food in the world. It is also a safe place, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful at night. Here are some tips for being in New Orleans at night.

Don’t Go Out Alone at Night

To be as safe as possible, don’t go out at night in New Orleans, or really anywhere. If someone did want to rob you, they would be much less likely to do it if you are with a group of people. Also, it’s just more fun to go out with a group. Park your car in well-lit areas and be especially vigilant in the wee hours of the morning as this is when most crime occurs.

Panhandlers

The city has gone to great lengths to reduce the number of crimes in high-traffic areas for tourism. While they have this under control, there are still some issues with panhandlers in the area. These panhandlers are most often found in the Marigny district. If you are in this area late at night, it is a good idea to not stick out to them. Don’t wear any nice jewelry when out at night and dress casually. This should cause them to leave you alone. These panhandlers are harmless overall and shouldn’t cause you any problems as long as you avoid them.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in New Orleans.

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