Originally Posted by X-Train
I was planning to go to Mania this year but was unable to do to reasons outside my control. Im considering going next year but I will be going alone, the only thing putting me off is stories of New Orleans not being the safest.
That rings true for any big city, though. A few blocks this way or that way you are in a world of shit whether that be in New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Miami. There are safe parts of the city and they are heavy tourist attractions. As the above user stated, if you stay in the French Quarter you are literally walking distance away from anything you might want to see or do. That being said, unless you plan on paying an arm and a leg for a nice hotel, consider staying in Jefferson Parish and you are literally 15 minutes away from downtown by Interstate.
If the crime rate had any effect on big events coming here, then we wouldn't have gotten the Super Bowl last year or the Final Four not too long ago. Most of the crime you hear about is condensed in certain neighborhoods.