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Old 01-01-2018, 07:24 PM
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DH and I are going at the end of the month. What are the must sees. We will be there Monday through Friday, starting January 29.


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Old 01-01-2018, 07:41 PM
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We love it there! We're about an hour away, so we go there often.

Must sees:

*Cafe DuMonde (for beignets and coffee)
*Jackson Square (across from Cafe DuMonde) - walk around Jackson Square and see the artists and listen to local musicians. St. Louis Cathedral is there to tour also. Take a carriage ride if you can swing it - they'll give you great historical trivia.
*Walk on the moonwalk (next to Cafe DuMonde) - to see the MS River
*Eat charbroiled oysters at Drago's
*Eat alligator and other cajun foods at Mulate's while you listen to zydeco music
*Eat brunch at Ruby Slipper
*Walk around the French Quarter
*Eat a muffuletta at Central Grocery & Deli
*WWII Museum
*Riverwalk
*Riverboat ride

Have a great time!
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:04 PM
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Commanders Palace and Brennan's Steakhouse are the top two in my opinion. You'll need reservatio0ns and nicer clothing but well worth the $$$ and hassle.

We loved the music, music, music. Preservation Hall was fun as is the jazz in the French Quarter.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:44 PM
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Walk down Royal Street and enjoy all the shops and street performers.

Take a ride in the trolly car and see the old homes in the Garden District.

There is a new museum there all about World War II. It is the number one attraction on Trip Advisor. I have not been to N.O. since the museum was built but would love to view their exhibits.

Have a great trip.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:17 PM
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The Audubon Zoo and City Park are really nice, too. The French Market is fun if you like shopping. Magazine Street is full of antiques stores. Bourbon Street is not really my cup of tea, but you probably will at least want to check it out. It gets crowded and is a good opportunity for pickpockets, so hold on tight to you purses, wallets, and phones. You can also go online and find various tours and even self guided ones... cemetery tours, voodoo, vampire, haunted tours, etc., as well as normal ones.


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Old 01-01-2018, 09:25 PM
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Everything Susanteach said I second that!

I would also recommend a free walking tour. I learned so much about the history of New Orleans. The tour is free, but a tip is pretty much expected. The man that did our tour deserved a nice tip.

Take the trolley. I didn't really do that until my last two days and was so mad at myself for not using it earlier. I could have saved so much time and money. It was really easy to use.

I don't know if you are into it, but the Weeping Angel statue is at a cemetery there and I loved seeing her.

The food was so amazing!!! Have a great time!
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I've always wanted to go to NO as well, so I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.

Aren't there a lot of haunted places/hotels there?
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:21 AM
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I just moved away from New Orleans, and miss the food so much! You will actually be in town at the start of Mardi Gras season, and I just checked, and there are going to be parades that Friday if you can wait to leave Saturday morning, because it is a MUST SEE!!! In case you can, here's the schedule of parades rolling and the route. If you're lucky, wherever you are staying, the parade will pass right by.

Have fun! Tell my beautiful city hello for me.

http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html
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