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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour
"Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. Relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day rain or shine. You’ll pass through the French Quarter and travel past mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Café for coffee and beignets. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards and Faubourg Treme — one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700s. Pass through the home of the internationally acclaimed World War II Museum and by the Contemporary Arts Center
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
 
French Quarter Walking Tour with Burlesque Guide and Optional Drink
"Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse is the meeting spot where a festively attired tour guide will greet you. The mood is set and you can relax as the evening unfolds. You'll move from the club to the storied streets of the French Quarter. Blaze Starr Chris Owens and many more titillating women are remembered for their bold style of living out loud. Lessons on tassel twirling and sexy glove pulls are delivered in style and don't you worry - the men are no left out. We're pleased to present the only burlesque centered tour. Upon the tour's conclusion there's intentionally a lot of evening left. This tour wraps early. On a regular basis guests follow the guide to burlesque performances. The groups are kept small and this tour is adult only.""""The history of burlesque presented by a burlesque dancer! This tour is completely unique in every way. You'll meet your expert guide in a world class Jazz venue on Bourbon street. Then you'll take to the French Quarter streets in the early evening. Guest
From $25.00

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Jazz

Favorite thing Not surprisingly, New Orleans has great jazz. Its played all over, in bars and nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and even streetside by performers.

Fondest memory Sitting in the French Market Cafe on a sunny Sunday afternoon listening to jazz.

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goingsolo
Mar 24, 2003

Hula Mae's Tropic Wash

Favorite thing This laundrette at 838 North Rampart is the former site of Cosimo Matassa's J&M Recording studio way back when.

The plaque you see next to the entrance reads:

First Recording Studio Of Cosimo Matassa

Built Circa 1835 With Galleries Likely Added In The 1850s

In 1944, J&M Amusements Acquired The Building, And Cosimo Matassa Soon Opened J&M Recording Studio

Oscar "Papa" Celestin, Danny Barker, and the Dukes Of Dixieland recorded jazz here

The "New Orleans Sound" developed from pioneering rhythm & blues and rock & roll recordings made here between 1947 and 1956 by Paul Gayten, Annie Laurie, Roy Brown, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Lloyd Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles and others.

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Virtuous_Tourist
Nov 25, 2003

Mmm , seafood ! Any restaraunt...

Favorite thing Mmm , seafood ! Any restaraunt . French Quarter , drink a Hurricane , eat crawfish , go to voodoo woman , Acme Oyster House , Abita Beer , Bourbon Street , Audobon Zoo , Bucktown , Magazine District , more seafood , and that's just your first day ! Just go there !

Fondest memory Just being there .

Luthorkeeper
Sep 08, 2002

French Quarter. A very spesial...

Favorite thing French Quarter. A very spesial place. Famous for restaurants and atmosphere. A must.

Fondest memory Preservation Hall is a small jazzclub with very good performers. The place where Louis Amstrong started. Very primitive inside, but the people that use to play there is among the best jazz players around. I can still feel the shivering inside when I hear one of the tunes on air.
Riverwalk is a good place to look out on Missisipi. Big wheels keep on rolling....oh yeah!

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norway
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Stop by the French Quarter,...

Favorite thing Stop by the French Quarter, take a walk in the streets and stop in one of those bars with live music. Day or night, your trip will be followed by Jazz.

Fondest memory I remember that all family playing Jazz: from the little one who may have been 6 up to the grand-father. There were like 10 people.

Jane98
Aug 24, 2002

Birthplace of Jazz

Fondest memory The birthplace of Jazz is where the modern Holiday Inn now stands. the huge clarinet painted on the wall is a reminder of that.

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Bregman
Apr 11, 2005

It may be difficult to see in...

Favorite thing It may be difficult to see in the poor resolution of this photo, but this shop caters to funerals and jazz, a not too out of the ordinary combination for New Orleans.

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Aug 24, 2002

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

This small chapel was built in 1826, which makes it the oldest chuch still standing in the city. It was built close to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, just outside of the French Quarter, at the peak of the...
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Wax Museum

Visited the Musee Conti Wax Museum which contains wax sculptures that chronicle the history of New Orleans. The attached picture is of Madame LaLaurie torturing her slaves in the attic of the...
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French Quarter Walking Tour

On our last visit to New Orleans, we got ourselves out of bed early and headed down to the National Park Service Visitors Center for their free tour of the French Quarter. The walk departs from 419...
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Superdome

We saw the Superdome on the way in from the airport, and of course when we took the New Orleans tour, they mentioned it again. On their website, I thought that it looked like a giant hamburger all lit...
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1850 House - Louisiana State Museum

While you're walking around Jackson Square you'll see the 1850 House which is apart of the Louisiana State Museums. "The Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, which line the St. Ann and St. Peter...
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Pharmacy Museum

Before 1804, the field of pharmacy was unregulated. The only requirement was a six-month apprenticeship, after which time the person could make and sell medicines unhampered by any laws or agencies....
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