Louisiana Tourist Traps

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Louisiana Tourist Traps

  • Bourbon St.

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    Yes Bourbon Street is a tourist trap. This is despite it's fame as a nightlife hot spot. It is overcrowded with conventioneers who fill bars where third rate bands play "Sweet Home Alabama" to them as they go "wooooow". This is a place for 40 year old accountants to go to when they are taking a break from raising their families back in Akron or...

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  • Tours

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    I have to respond to Dutch-Tulip who simply stated that "Bourbon Street smells like vomit." We spend a lot of money having a company constantly moving around the Quarter picking up garbage and washing the streets and sidewalks. We can't help it that tourist don't drink or behave responsibly and puke on our sidewalks. People will come here and puke...

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  • Street Acts

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    I live here in New Orleans.. and I find the whole trap analogy offensive. We are known all around the world for crowds.. massive crowds depending on events going on. Street performers are indeed artists ..and are New Orleans icons. Aside from it being a unique and creative outlet many are dependent on the money they earn doing so. Jackson Square...

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  • French Quarter

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    Luckily, we didn't have any - honest. How so, you ask? Simple - I walk right up to someone who looks like a local, tell them I'm a tourist who's never been to their beautiful city and ask their advice. I've found many a great restaurant this way. Good as the NO restaurants are, lets face it, the locals can't keep dropping a "C" note every night for...

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  • Betcha I can tell ya where ya got dem...

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    I am as local as red beans and rice on Mondays. Born, raised, and shot in the back here. That being said, I have no patience for the street hustlers in the French Quarter. They go after anyone, even locals, they think they can pressure money out of. Last time they tried this with me, some woman came running up and said that "I had been cited and...

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  • Riverboat

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    Steamboat Natchez is a tourist trap-NOT...at least the dinner jazz cruise. The other reviews here don't mention that the 7:00 pm cruise features the Dukes o f Dixieland traditional jazz group, and are worth the price of admission with or without the dinner. My truck driving rock n roll buddy had to be dragged to see this, but he wound up buying one...

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  • Voodoo Museum

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    I left my visit to the New Orleans's Historic Voodoo Museum to my last day. It is virtually one of the last things I visited in New Orleans because I like to the leave the worst of last. I would not even think of going here unless I had time to kill, which I did the morning I visited this horrific tourist trap. The museum is supposedly run by real...

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  • Restaurant/Bars

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    Cafe Dumonde and Morning Call (now in Jefferson Parish) are well worth the wait. The coffee is great, and the beignets even better. Back in the 60's, the tourists went to Du Monde, and the locals Morning Call. Since the owners of Morning Call got fed up with the city and moved, your only option in the Quarter is the Cafe. If thinking about coffee...

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  • Souvenir Shops

    New Orleans Tourist Traps

    They're on every block on Bourbon Street, every other block on Canal Street (but they tend to be bigger), and are dispersed on Decatur Street. They have porcelain, plastic and paper masks, Mardi Gras beads with anything - and I mean anything - hanging from them, shot glasses the size of Lake Ponchartrain, t-shirts, t-shirts and more t-shirts. You...

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  • Did.ya.eat.yet?

    People in Louisiana LOVE to eat, and it no wonder why... our food is just so good! Remember that the REAL FOOD is not going to be found along the riverwalks or at the "cajun" cafe's in the mall. Also, the real stuff is pretty much in South Louisiana. You can't go to Louisiana without trying the local fare, so make sure you get it right. Make sure...

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  • Stay away from The Court of...

    Stay away from The Court of Two Sisters.It has a pretty courtyard,but the food is terrible.Don't bother with tours.Hop on th street car for $1.25 and see it yourself.If you want to take a cruise on the Mississippi or into the Bayous,choose a short cruise and don't bother to eat on the boat.There are too many great restaurants in the city to bother...

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  • No trip to New Orleans would...

    No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a local trying to get some of your money. When someone approaches you with, 'I'll bet you five dollars I can tell you where you got your shoes?' Keep walking. When you challenge them, they will say, 'You've got them right here, on Bourbon St, New Orleans!' Also, random people may help you with...

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  • The local ATM's, Mac Machines...

    The local ATM's, Mac Machines (whatever you call them in your area), are rip offs. Unavoidable rip offs. They charge upwards of 3 dollars as a service charge, so be forewarned. A little cash here, a little cash there, and the next thing you know, you've just lost twenty bucks in service fees. Just plain annoying.

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  • BY FAR - THE GUMBO SHOP IN THE...

    BY FAR - THE GUMBO SHOP IN THE FRENCH QUARTER THIS IS NOTHING LIKE REAL GUMBO, AND IT IS OVERPRICED. MOST FRENCH QUARTER RESTAURANTS ARE, UNFORTUNATLEY, AND MOST HAVE LOUSY LOCAL FOOD, UNLESS YOU GO FOR THE REAL GOURMET EXPENSIVE UPSCALE PLACES LIKE BRENNANS.

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