Summer is calling and it’s ready to be savored. Pack your bags and get ready to kick some serious asphalt – all you’ll need is your trusty Yelp app to guide you along the way. Get those bookmarking fingers primed for day two of our five day road trip of I-10: Jacksonville, FL to El Paso, TX.
Miles covered: 144
Driving time: 2 hrs. 12 min.
Photo by Yelper Diana B
Good morning Captain! We’re setting sail… well, at least boarding a boat. The “GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico” is a life-size replica of a container boat and boasts 90 interactive exhibits, simulators, and theaters. Guests explore the various boat decks, both inside and outside, while learning the history behind the Gulf Coast.
Meat Boss, Mobile, AL
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A day of exploring deserves a substantial lunch at a neighborhood favorite, Meat Boss. This five-star food stop boasts rave reviews describing the life-changing effects of the business’ homemade barbeque.
Cajun Pride Tours, La Place, LA
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Climb aboard a metal explorer boat as you coast through a swamp full of pigs, crocodiles, and more! Cajun Pride Tours will show you an exciting, animal-packed time.
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You can’t visit New Orleans and not do a bar crawl. If it’s nice out, head to Pat O’Brien’s, a famous bar known for their Hurricane drinks. Most liquor became obsolete during World War II, but there was an excess of rum thus birthing the Hurricane beverage. Pat O’Brien’s boasts a courtyard with fountains and free popcorn. And if the weather’s rough? Head to Beachum Berry’s Latitude 29 for the bartenders’ happy hour creations.
Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast, New Orleans, LA
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Live luxe in Louisiana-mansion-turned-hotel, Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast. You’ll be instantly enveloped in southern hospitality and treated to a mouth-watering breakfast spread in the morning. With fun, spirited room names such as “Creole Queen” and “Jazz Festival,” you’ll get the full NOLA experience.
The road rolls on: check out day three!