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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

More Off The Beaten Path in New Orleans

Middle Class Lakeview District Destroyed

The perimeter of the city is a high ground of earth levee, providing a donut that for the most part survived the flooding. Also, areas along the river were generally not greatly damaged because the...
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atufft
Oct 30, 2007

Lower Ninth Ward Devastation

At the time of our arrival to the Lower Ninth Ward after Katrina struck, we weren't to concerned about offending the locals in the area because they had left and hardly a soul was around in this vast...
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atufft
Oct 30, 2007

Rent a Bicycle

Rent a bike and grab some water and a map to see the city up close. New Orleans is very flat and easy to ride. We rode from the French Quarter to City Park up to the Lake and back again in a few...
peach93
Mar 31, 2004

Colette

Free your mind, the rest will follow. Keep things simple: Rule #1: No means No.. Rule #2: You are permitted to watch. There are more rules, but I just stuck to rule 1 and rule 2 and I was cool with...
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Hexepatty
Apr 04, 2011

More Post Katrina Images From the Lower Ninth Ward

Since this area of the city was so thoroughly destroyed, residents with some semblance of house left standing should probably bury their heart and opt for a trade-up to a better part of the city. The...
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atufft
Jan 12, 2006

Katrina Damage in Gentilly

The center of the city is referred to at Gentilly, which is generally bounded by the industrial canal, city park, lakeview neighborhoods, and fairgrounds. Take Elysian Fields out toward Lake...
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atufft
Jan 12, 2006
 
 
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Narrowest building in the Quarter

I don't know what this building houses, but I've been fascinated with it for the past 20 years. I'm disappointed with myself for not realizing in a sober moment during my last visit, that I should...
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jadedmuse
Aug 07, 2004

Marigny After Katrina

The boundaries of Marigny and the Lower Ninth Ward were not exactly clear to me, but I noticed that some fine old homes in what appeared to be lower Marigny got lost. This neighorhood has a...
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atufft
Jan 12, 2006

The Streetscapes--A Study in Beauty

It was a rainy weekend with brief spurts of sunshine when we came to the city. People walked the streets with umbrellas in hand, as others hurriedly threw on plastic poncho's and continued with their...
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VeronicaG
Dec 12, 2008

The Side Streets

Traveling the side streets of the city, you'll see a variety of hues on many of the homes and buildings. In the French Quarter you may see bright lemon yellow paired with pale green shutters; seashell...
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VeronicaG
Dec 12, 2008

A Portrait of New Orleans--Balconies & Galleries

The fanciful balconies or galleries fronting New Orleans buildings are made from cast iron and not wrought iron as some suppose. Thanks to Mark (ATXTraveler), I learned there was a difference between...
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VeronicaG
Dec 12, 2008

Elope to New Orleans... You won't regret it!!

Although I was already married on my 3rd trip to New Orleans (we went there for our honeymoon) I still required the services of Weddings A GoGo. During the hell of wedding planning my husband and I...
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moirholj
Mar 12, 2004

Cornstalk Fence on Royal Street

There are three cornstalk fences left in New Orleans, two of which I got to see. The most famous one can be seen at the Cornstalk Hotel, located at 915 Royal Street in the French Quarter. This cast...
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Jefie
Aug 06, 2011

Magazine Street

While not entirely off the beaten path, Magazine Street if missed my many. Once a quaint little neighborhood it's become quite an alternative shopping area with lots of cool cafes and pubs. The street...
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richiecdisc
May 04, 2009

Top Hotels in New Orleans

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8 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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717 Orleans Street, (Formerly "Wyndham"), New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States
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214 Rue Royale, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-2201, United States
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621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70140, United States
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501 Rue Decatur, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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300 Gravier St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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Top Things to Do in New Orleans

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Bourbon Street

It seems like on Bourbon Street and also the French Quarter they have their own little money making scams going. Just be cautious. Don't walk around alone, use your common sense and you'll have a lot...
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Swamp Tours

A must do in New Orleans is to take a swamp tour into the bayous to spot alligators and other wildlife. We took Cajun pride swamp tour located about 25 miles west of New Orleans in fernier along lake...
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French Quarter

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the...
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Jackson Square

Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....
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Garden District

Weather you walk around on your own or take a tour .. this was interesting. The cemetery there wasn't open the day we went and it was our last day but enjoyed looking at the old mansions and their...
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National WW2 Museum

The WWII Museum is the best museum I've ever been too. It's interactive, it's beautifully done and it has amazing information. Plan nearly a full day if you want to go. I spent 3 hours just in the...
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Top 5 New Orleans Writers

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grandmaR

"Two Visits - 54 Years Apart"
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doug48

"new orleans louisiana"
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jadedmuse

"The Naughty Madame"
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VeronicaG

"New Orleans-An Intriguing Visit to the Past"
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"Crescent City Comes Calling"
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