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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

Interstate-10 construction

As of 2006, the bridge from I-10 east into New Orleans is still under construction. Though open for 2 lanes in each direction, numerous parts of the bridge are of temporary construction and with...
Ewingjr98
Sep 27, 2011

Rental car vs. taxicab

I always rent a car when I'm in New Orleans. There are two reasons for it. The first is that I wander about quite a bit, far and wide, and sometimes impulsively. A cab would be inconvenient (waiting...
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GraydonWilson
Aug 08, 2010

downtown parking

parking is very expensive in downtown new orleans and the french quarter. french quarter parking lots are most expensive and parking lots are a little less expensive in the warehouse and commercial...
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doug48
Nov 10, 2009

Dsicount Overnight Parking In The French Quarter

Anyone staying downtown or in the French Quarter should seriously look into staying at this garage in 1 block of Bourbon St. and Canal St. They offer $15/night valet overnight parking. This is less...
BenMont1981
Feb 01, 2009

Driving to/around New Orleans

If you are weighing the options of driving or flying to New Orleans, you should likely consider the differences in pricing of cabs and the hotel parking where you decide to stay. On two occassions, I...
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ATXtraveler
Nov 25, 2008

Parking in the French Quarter

Good Luck.OK, OK. Street parking is a risky proposition due to the limited spaces, short time limits on meters, confusing signs, and strict enforcement. Your best bet is to park in one of the public...
Ewingjr98
Apr 14, 2008

(semi) FREE Parking!

If you are not a compulsive gambler... Park in the Harrah's Casino parking garage. It is at the foot of Canal Street, walking distance to the French Quarter, and if you play for 30 minutes, you'll get...
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TravellerMel
Feb 23, 2008

We rented a car

The main reason we rented a car was that we wanted to drive to nearby states. If we were going to stay in New Orleans the whole time we really wouldnt have to rent a car because the streetcar is very...
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malianrob
Feb 10, 2008

hotel parking charges

Hotel parking charges can be high. Make sure you ask when making a reservation. You really don't need a car in New Orleans. Streetcars are very useful. Tour companies will pick you up at your hotel to...
jondolsam
May 12, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Orleans

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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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