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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
Haunted Cemetery Tour
"This walking tour will depart from P.J.'s Coffee House conveniently located at 630 Chartres Street in the historic Upper Pontalba Building just off Jackson Square. Your guide will lead you through the old French Quarter during the first half of the tour stopping at various historical locations to explain the unique history of New Orleans. You will learn about the history the hauntings and the unique burial practices that make St. Louis No. 1 so unique. After a leisurely 7-block stroll the tour will take a break at the Basin St. Visitor's Center
From $25.00
French Quarter History and Legends Tour
"Join us for a two hour morning history stroll through the French Quarter. We will walk the narrow streets of the oldest parts of the city visiting the longest surviving buildings and sharing the most interesting and most famous stories of our h the riverfront that was the lifeblood of the City and visit nationally recognized landmarks like Madame John’s Legacy Napoleon House Lafite’s Blacksmith Shop and more.  See the oldest buildings from the original French settlement built well before the American Revolution. Here a thriving colony existed creating a unique mix of French and Spanish architecture food from ingredients around the world
From $19.00

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Drinks to go - New Orleans custom by aussirose

Where else can you walk into a bar and ask for a drink to go in a plastic cup? Well we did discover this also in Caye Caulker Island, Belize...... but that was later in our trip. Check out my Caye...
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Dec 26, 2015

Abita Beer

:) :) :) :) :) :) Cheers :) :) :) :) :) :) June 13th 2015: I learn today (!!!! yes, I missed that since I am on VT !!!!) that short (less than 200 characters) tips do not appear on travel guides;...
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Jun 13, 2015

Drinks To Go

It is legal in New Orleans to drink alcohol on the street. This comes in handy when you're waiting for a table in a restaurant and the bar is very small and crowded. Order a drink and ask for a go-cup...
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Sep 13, 2014

Hurricane in a glass

One of the first things I was told when I arrived in New Orleans was the recommendation to be careful with “hurricane” cocktails, because their sweet taste is deceiving, and there is more alcohol in...
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Sep 26, 2011

Don't forget to pack some Tylenols!

Those who are familiar with my travel pages have surely noticed that I'm not much of a nightlife person when I travel since I usually like to get up early and be the first in line when museums open....
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Aug 07, 2011

To go cups and other drinking facts

It's all true. New Orleans bars have no mandatory closing times so anybody who wants to can pretty much find a place to party 24 hours a day. Not that I recommend it. You can also drink in the streets...
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May 09, 2009

Bars open 24 hours a day

Since we are from Los Angeles, we do not have this luxury. Our bars close at 2ish and stop serving alcohol around 1ish. We were also on California time so while in New Orleans, at least the first few...
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Feb 23, 2008

Laissey-Faire New Orleans

New Orleans tends to have a very laissez-faire attitude. I saw this sign and thought it was great! I wonder what was inside the shop and if anyone every really called. I guess I should have called,...
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Sep 02, 2007

Drinking on the Street

On Bourbon St, it's quite common for people to sip a drink as the stroll along. That's perfectly legal, as long as they are of legal age and use a plastic cup, NOT a glass one and NOT the original...
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Dec 17, 2006

24 Hour Bars

Many of New Orleans' bars are open 24 hours. It's not unusual to find yourself semi-conscious at a corner bar while gradually remembering that you have something to take care of or need to do. It's...
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Aug 08, 2004

Airport Welcome Wagon?

That's my nickname for the little mobile cart that greets you as you step into the New Orleans airport terminal. Like Vegas with the ubiquitous slot machines, there's simply no escaping the...
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Aug 08, 2004

Lassiez le bom temps roule!!!

Nola is a combination of many attitudes and lifestyles...but for a city that hosts more festivals and events than there are days in the year, the one attitude that prevails is summed up by the phrase...
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Mar 10, 2004
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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

The Le Monde Creole tour in the French Quarter is excellent. They take you into several private courtyards in the quarter. This tour costs a little more but is worth it to get into the courtyards. The...
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the superdome sports arena is home to the new orleans saints NFL football team and the annual sugarbowl college football bowl game. the superdome also hosts rock concerts and other events through out...
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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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