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  • 1. French Quarter

    If you send out as many postcards as I do (friends, family, & an international postcard exchange - www.postcrossing.com), you will need to find postcards as cheaply as possible. When you are shopping...

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  • 2. Riverwalk Area

    La Plaza de EspaƱa was given as a gift by the government of Spain to the city of New Orleans as a gesture of goodwill and as a reminder of their common heritage. It is easy to forget that New Orleans...

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  • 3. Architecture

    New Orleans' graceful structures ornamented with the characteristic iron balconies are eye-catchers. The historic marker sites these buildings as Cucullu Row. Near the French Market, Manuel Simar...

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  • 4. Art and Statues

    Woldenberg Riverfront Park, a lovely park edging the mighty Missisippi River, honors New Orleans benefactor, Malcolm Woldenberg, who was a leader, philanthropist and local businessman in the city...

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  • 5. Mardi Gras

    Even "off season", Mardi Gras is a big part of New Orleans. This picture - taken December 12th 2004 - shows the stands being built on the steps of the Gallier Hall to get ready for the Mardi Gras...

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  • 6. Bourbon St

    This night was our last night here in NO. We had three parties to attend. We made it to two out of three. This was where we stayed to partake in the free food and drink as well as live music. It was a...

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  • 7. Cuisine

    One of the most addictive substances available to you in New Orleans (legally anyway), is the Beignet (pronounced been-yea). These wonderful fried pieces of dough, topped with powdered sugar can be...

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  • 8. City Tours & Neighborhoods

    The New Orleans Warehouse district is a historic area known for its mid 19th and early 20th Century industrial buildings and warehouses. In the second half of the 1900s, the area fell into disrepair,...

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  • 9. Music

    I love a town that revolves around music. I mean, it's inspiring, really. If you don't like jazz I would keep that between you and yourself. If you come here and start complaining be prepared to get...

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  • 10. Combined.

    My kids and I went to New Orleans the end of July and stayed until the beginning of August. We stayed at the Ramada Inn in Metarie off North Causeway, It was an absolute pleasure to stay there. It was...

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  • 11. The Big Easy

    By and large, much of what people have posted here is good, though I would not agree with the advice that you avoid the Quarter. It's simply a matter of what you're interested in. But everybody who's...

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  • 12. Mississippi

    The Mississippi River is the largest river in North America, stretching 2500 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana. The Mississippi River basin drains all or part of 32 states in the U.S. and parts of...

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  • 13. Jackson Square

    Jackson Square (or Place d'Armes) used to be a place for public meetings and executions. Now it's a nice square to walk around and enjoy the park with its iron benches, flowerbeds, and lawns. From the...

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  • 14. Cemeteries

    All the cemeterries we tried to see were closed on Sundays!!! Abd they closed by Noon on Saturdays....2:30 or 3 on Weekdays... Just be sure you plan your day alittle ahead of time and dont think you...

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  • 15. Swamp Tour

    Meeting Captain Tom was great. He had lived in the swamps practically all his life and he was so knowledgeable about everything around here. We were also really lucky to see quite a few aligators...

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  • 16. History

    New Orleans is one of the more unique cities in the U.S. with a unique history. Don't miss appreciating the city's history while visiting it, which will make your visit more memorable. The Jean...

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  • 17. Garden District

    The Garden District is a residential area with luxurious mansions two miles upriver from the French Quarter. It was built in the 1840s by rich people in the cotton and trade business to show off their...

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  • 18. Drinks

    One of my favorite unique drinks that I tried while in New Orleans on this last trip was at the Oceana Grill called the Rajun Cajun Bloody Mary. It has a little kick added into the normal Bloody Mary...

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  • 19. Street Performers

    New Orleans has a culture and way of life based upon improvisation, resourcefulness, and blending diverse things together. That's why jazz was invented here. The French Quarter is full of street...

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  • 20. Voodoo

    there's a popular 'voodoo tradition' that if you pick up a discarded peice of brick from an old crypt, mark 3 x's on the tomb(Marie Laveau's), turn around three times and leave an offering, marie...

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  • 21. Algiers

    After we had lunch at Mardi Gras World, we decided to walk back to the ferry dock. After we visited the Voodoo Museum, we climbed up on the levee. Our reason for going up on the levee was that we...

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  • 22. Plantations

    The various plantations each have their strengths and weaknesses. We went to Oak Alley because I wanted to combine a swamp tour with a plantation tour before it got too cold, and that was the one...

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  • 23. Gaming

    The Louisiana laws prohibit gambling and slot machines. So the politicians redefined and renamed gambling. In Louisiana, gambling is now called gaming. In 1992 a provision was added for one land-based...

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  • 24. Street Cars

    Normally I would put a street car ride in the transportation chapter of any of my city pages. Not the St Charles Avenue streetcar. This trolley travels through New Orleans' historic Garden and Uptown...

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  • 25. Empty Tips

    If you haven't been to New Orleans, there is not one thing I can tell you to experience. Everyone gets something different out of this city. Regardless, due to Katrina you will need to know what's...

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