Voodoo 2013 Transportation: Getting To and From Voodoo Fest
Celebrating its 15th consecutive year, the Voodoo Experience Festival kicks off once again in City Park on November 1st, set amidst lush lagoons, bayous, one of the largest collections of mature oak trees in the world, all in the luminosity of the New Orleans Museum of Art and just minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business District. With a hugely diverse lineup (check out our Voodoo 2013 playlist!), this year's Voodoo Fest is sure to be a blast.
Getting there can get a bit tricky, however. If you're flying in from out of town and renting a car, Voodoo has partnered with Avis car rentals to offer special pricing – call 1-800-525-7537, ext. 35003 to book. However, drivers beware: only VIP passes include parking permits. You could give a pound of flesh and your firstborn for one of those, or experience the hells of street parking to go along with all the road closures.
If you'd rather not deal with those headaches, however, there are a few other options.
There are plenty of cabs at Voodoo, but there are also an ungodly amount of people angling to climb aboard. Here are numbers to call if you're looking to arrange a ride:
- United Cabs Co: 504-522-9771
- Yellow: 504-943-2411
- White Fleet Cab Co: 504-822-3800
- Coleman Cab Co: 504-586-0222
- Yellow-Checker Cabs: 504-525-3311
There's an official Voodoo shuttle, offering weekend passes for $45, or $20 a day. Departing from the Hyatt Regency at 601 Loyola Ave, shuttles will run every 30 minutes until 11pm.
Find out more at the official shuttle site.
Love those streetcars! There's a pickup spot close to the festival entrance, in front of the Museum of Art. You're going to have to hustle to catch one of the trolleys, however, because only two cars leave after the headliner finishes. If you're looking to see Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails or The Cure, be prepared to face some serious competition on the road back.
New Orleans is awesome for biking, and there are few better ways to get in and out of City Park without hassle than by bicycle. Here are the highest rated bike rental spots in the area, according to Yelp:
- The American Bicycle Rental Company
325 Burgundy St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
- Bicycle Michael's
- 622 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
- Confederacy of Cruisers Bicycle Tours
634 Elysian Fields
New Orleans, LA 70117
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