. . . the Weather
April weather is typically in the mid to upper 70’s with lows in the low to mid 60’s. (F). True it can be a little humid, but the weather is tolerable, and most of our fun happens at night! Some tropical rain is possible, so wear a rain coat (well, duh, with this crowd!). The Onsite Rubber BDSM playroom is air-conditioned and a good place to cool down-or heat up!
. . . Things to Do
April is typically busy for New Orleans. Crowds and prices are down a bit from peak Mardis Gras season but still brisk. This just means we have a fighting chance for seats at the Jazz clubs on Royal and Bourbon Street!
If you don’t know New Orleans, here is some advice: Explore!
The French Quarter (FQ), or Vieux Carre is the home of much of the inner city’s entertainment, eating and shopping, and is ideal for walking. These are concentrated mostly between Rue Decatur and Dauphine and west of Ursulines. North of Rampart/St. Claude is not recommended unless you know where you are going. The gay center of the FQ is at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann, although the scene is scattered around. Various tours of haunted houses, cemeteries and other quiet relaxing places can be had.
The Faubourg Marigny is the mostly residential “bohemian” neighborhood east of the French Quarter. Hidden gems are scattered throughout but the main dining and entertainment section here is in the Frenchman and Royal area, a few blocks from the host hotel. It is also a fine neighborhood to stroll around and take in the architecture and atmosphere.
The Garden District south of the French Quarter is also fun for dining and shopping. Take the streetcar line along St. Charles, which is lined with fine old homes and things to do. Magazine Street runs parallel to St. Charles and is a bit more bohemian. You will find Audobon Zoo and Park at the end of the Line.
The Phoenix (leather) is located in the Marigny along Elysian Fields near Burgundy, 15 minutes walk from the host hotel. Fetish shopping (outside the Bourbon Street tourist zone) in general is very limited. The other gay clubs are easy to find in the French Quarter.
Questions? Ask your friendly rubber hosts Aqualaboy and Txfroschman, your hotel manager, or search online!