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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
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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

Mardi Gras Tips (21)

Tips for Visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans is arguably something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Mardi Gras beads (photo courtesy of morgueFile.com)From the parades to the...
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lifelovebeauty
Jul 13, 2009

Krewe of Muses Parade - DO NOT MISS!

On the Thursday before Mardi Gras, along the Uptown parade route, you will find one of my FAVORITE Krewes - MUSES! Muses is an all-female krewe, having some of the most unique throws of any krewe, and...
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TravellerMel
Mar 23, 2009

Costuming on Mardi Gras Day

Certainly NOT a requirement, but definitely adds to the fun of the day! Haul out your Halloween costume (hey, get your money's worth!) or create one especially - trust me, you won't be alone! One year...
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TravellerMel
Feb 02, 2009

The Yin and Yang of Mardi Gras

Most first-time Mardi Gras revelers come to New Orleans to experience the debauchery and madness of the Mardi Gras they've seen on TV - that is to say, the "Girls Gone Wild". You will see and...
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TravellerMel
Feb 01, 2009

Doubloons

Part of the Mardi Gras float throws (beads, cups, toys) doubloons are aluminum coins tossed towards the parade-goers. These intricately designed treasures bear the insignia of the respective krewe....
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maestrousmc
Apr 30, 2008

King Cake

A popular thing to do in the workplace or at a series of Mardi Gras parties is to have a King Cake. To the casual observer it might seem a strangely formalized, if not downright quaint, spectacle. But...
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maestrousmc
Apr 30, 2008

Mardi Gras

Among many other claims to fame, New Orleans is world renowned for its lavish and decadent Mardi Gras celebration. It just happens that our recent visit to New Orleans coincided with this annual...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 24, 2007

The Common People Ride Too (2006)!

The last parade permitted this Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday 2006) was the Crescent City Truck Parade. Since they have to form a continuous line and it is quite long, they always muster around the corner...
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hquittner
Feb 28, 2006

Negotiation

Many go to Mardi Gras, but few actually become masters of the art of negotiation. Here, as you can see by the photographers behind her, this Mardi Gras goer has done an excellent job of negotiations...
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ATXtraveler
Feb 08, 2005

Have a designated designator

It's almost that time of year again...The 'real' parades begin Fri, Jan 28 and Mardi Gras day is on Tue, Feb 8 for 2005. Find out all you need to know on www.nola.com - entertainment- mardi gras -...
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Upward
Jan 07, 2005

Mardi Gras Terminology: Zulu

Until recently, the black citizens of New Orleans could not mix in with white krewes (recently = late 1980s) so, they created their own special parade and many people fondly think of it as their...
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jadedmuse
Aug 08, 2004

Mardi Gras Terminology: Throw Me Somethin Mistah!

This is the traditional Mardi Gras war-cry you'll hear all around you as you suffer claustrophobia in the midst of a tightly packed crowd jockying for the best position to grab the spoils - you'll...
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jadedmuse
Aug 08, 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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Superdome

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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