My Fiance and I are going to Disney World next Sunday for our honeymoon. We are staying at the Port Orleans French quarter and wanted to know if there was a pool side bar there and where?
How many pools are at the resort??
Any other tips would be appreciated. Thanks!!
There is one pool. The water slide is a huge dragon. The pool is located in the center of the hotel property. There is one jacuzzi by the pool.
There is one lounge called Scat Cat’s Lounge in the main lobby building. There is a bar by the pool and is open from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. You can order alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
The weather is perfect for a courtyard concert! The Historic New Orleans Collection begins their fall concert series. Check out the info below. See you in NOLA.
Sharon Denise Talbot
Jason Marsalis to headline October 15 concert
Southern Eagle providing Avia wine and Heiner Brau beer
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHAT: Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Jason Marsalis
With Avia Wine and Heiner Brau beer provided by Southern Eagle
WHEN: October 15, 2010
6:00–8:00 p.m.; rain or shine
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. In the event of rain, concert will be moved indoors.
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street, in the French Quarter
HOW: Admission is $10 at the door, free for THNOC members.
Admission includes three complimentary beverages. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.
*Memberships begin at $35 per household and are valid for one year.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection’s fall concert series continues on Friday, October 15, with a performance by Jason Marsalis and beverages from Southern Eagle distributor, including Avia Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay and Heiner Brau beer.
Jason Marsalis, the youngest son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis, Jr., is well known for his prodigal drumming. As a drummer, Marsalis collaborates frequently with his father and his brothers Delfeayo and Branford. When he is not filling the drum chairs in these groups, Marsalis performs as a vibraphonist with his own quartet and with musicians such as Shannon Powell, Irvin Mayfield and others.
Southern Eagle is a beverage-based wholesaler and distributor of Anheuser Busch products and its alliance brands throughout southeastern Louisiana. Avia wines come from Slovenia, just across the Italian border, where they benefit from the Mediterranean climate and the warm breezes of the Adriatic Sea. Heiner Brau is a Covington-based microbrewery owned by German brewmaster Henryk Orlik.
Admission to the concert—$10 for the public, free for members of The Collection—includes three complimentary cocktails. Household memberships begin at $35 per household and are valid for one year. Guests must be 21 or over. For more information, call (504) 523-4662 or visit www.hnoc.org.
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Betty Ann Bowser reports from the Crescent City on one doctor’s success in establishing clinics for the underinsured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city’s main charity hospital.
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New Orleanians: After the Saints victory, would you say this is the best Mardi Gras of your life :)?
Gahhh, I moved out of NOLA in late December… I miss the city so much (
yes it definitely has been! the saints parade was the best, and the main theme of ALL the parades this year has to do with the saints
drew brees was king of bacchus, hartley rode in endymion, and sean payton rode in orpheus…AMAZING!
Hey y’all! Things are getting hot here in New Orleans! No, I’m not talking about the New Orleans Saints controversy. Hot off of the editor’s cutting board is a new trailer for the dark adult drama Subrosan! Check it out below! We have talked about this amazing independent web series before and in the words of one of the main characters “It’s about to get exciting!” A scheduled release date of April 19th has been set for the first episode with subsequent episodes to follow once a week. Subrosan was conceived and written by Dwayne Coots. It is being produced by the Subrosan Entertainment Group, a collective of actors and creative professionals. This is just another example of the great filmmaking going on in Louisiana aka Hollywood South. New Orleans has been home to many films over the last few years and offers much in the way of locations and talent. While Subrosan has made use of what was readily available in New Orleans, it also takes us to other parts of the state and reveals that Louisiana as a whole is rich in all resources. Please enjoy the Subrosan trailer. Share with your friends and get ready for the first episode. Like the monkey said when he lost his tail, “It won’t be long now!”
Sharon Denise Talbot
See you in New Orleans!
Dixieland with Swing from Southern Jazz Paducah, Ky
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I plan to visit new orleans for a 5 day vacation. Can anyone suggest the tourist attractions in and around new orleans?
Thank you for visiting New Orleans.
NOLA is one of the world’s special places with an ambience unique in North America, and remains so even after Katrina devastated it in 2005.
Katrina flooded about 80% of New Orleans with salt water, and the water stayed for almost a month. Much of the city is still struggling to recover and all you have to do to see devastation is drive around. It will take years for NOLA to fully recover from Katrina.
However, the parts of the city that tourists usually visit were not flooded. It’s not a coincidence – the French Quarter and other old parts of the city were built on relatively high ground and only suffered wind damage from Katrina. Almost all of the damage has been repaired and you have to look closely in the FQ and city center to see that Katrina happened at all. You should visit and see for yourself.
Note that the City of New Orleans is only part of the greater New Orleans area. The GNO area had a population of about 1,400,000 before Katrina and is estimated at about 1,200,000 now (July, 2007). The absent 200,000 are mostly from the City of New Orleans and the parishes of Plaquemines and Saint Bernard, which were the worst-flooded parts of the metro area. Jefferson Parish – just to the west of the City – suffered only minor flooding and has fully recovered.
You can drink the water, the electricity & phones work, and services like the post office, hospitals, schools, police/fire/EMS, and stores & shopping centers are operating.
Municipal services like street cleaning & trash collection collapsed after Katrina. Those services were fully restored in late 2006 and it is no longer an issue.
I recommend staying in the French Quarter (Vieux Carre") if you can. There is a very wide range of selections available, from moderate guest houses to very exclusive "boutique" hotels. Search Yahoo Travel and Travelocity for ideas and also check the hotel websites.
You don’t need a car to get around in the French Quarter, Central Business District, or Warehouse District. Also, the parking regulations are Byzantine and there are lots of Parking Control Agents. If you drive or rent a car, leave it in a lot or garage unless you are traveling away from downtown.
The regional transit authority (www.norta.com) sells 1 and 3 day passes that offer unlimited use of buses and streetcars for the day(s) you select. There are also lots of taxicabs.
Regarding crime, use the same common sense necessary in every major city in the world and there is little chance you will be a victim of anything except a need to visit the gym: Pay attention to your surroundings. Stay away from anywhere dark & deserted. Pay attention to your feelings – if anyone or anywhere gives you a bad feeling, leave the area. Don’t leave something like a camera-bag or backpack unattended on a park bench while you wander off to take photos. Etc.
New Orleans has mild weather from late October to early May and the city stays green all year most years (rarely freezes and almost never snows). Summers are hot & humid, particularly in July and August – take it easy or stick to indoor activities during the middle of the day at that time of year. The good news for summer visitors is that hotel prices are usually lower.
Things to do:
There are many sightseeing opportunities in the greater New Orleans area, including carriage rides/tours, plantation tours, swamp tours, ghost tours, and even Katrina disaster tours. The steamboat Natchez also does a harbor tour. There are numerous tour companies and your hotel can help with the arrangements. Try to avoid scheduling an outdoor tour until you know the weather forecast for the day in question.
There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music. Note that music clubs often advertise "No Cover", meaning there is no charge for entering. However, clubs with "No Cover" often require that customers buy a beverage each for every "set " of music (which can be every 20 minutes) so know the price before you sit down. The clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking water or nothing. It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks as it s delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.
Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions).
Assuming the weather is good, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).
The Riverwalk shopping center has an air-conditioned food court with dining overlooking the river (www.riverwalkmarketplace.com)…
The lobby for the Wyndham Canal Place is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(www.wyndham.com)..
Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food other than pastry.
The Palm Court restaurant is very nice, has moderate prices, and traditional live jazz starting at 8:00pm: 1204 Decatur Street, tel 504-525-0200 (reservations are important and they are not open every day). The Palm Court is closed from about July 25th to about September 25th each year.
All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends.
Cafe Degas is a very French restaurant near City Park at 3127 Esplanade – which is not within walking distance of downtown (5 to 10 minutes by taxi). They are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays (504-945-5635).
There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/canal_stree…
The Aquarium and Audubon Zoo are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. There is a shuttle boat (not free) between the Aquarium (which is next to the French Quarter) and the Zoo (which is several miles away). You can also drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.
The Louisiana State Museum (www.lsm.crt.state.la.us). is in the French Quarter. New Orleans is also home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter. NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking.
New Orleans City Park has an amusement park with rides and attractions for children + free parking
Check www.frenchquarter.com for ideas on other things to do.
Hope you have a good visit!
New Orleans and Music are virtually synonymous. I love music, all kinds. I have my favorites like everybody else, but one of the things I love about New Orleans is there is music everywhere. I knew early on that I would never be a “Star” since I have no musical talent to speak of, so it is no wonder that I am in awe of those who do. After lunch one afternoon my husband handed me a CD on his way out to an appointment and said “A client gave me this. It’s her daughter. Listen to it and see if you want to catch her live performance later. She is playing in the Quarter tonight.” I figured I’d listen to the CD first, before deciding.
So after seeing him out, I picked up the CD again. “Alexis Marceaux” I read. “Pretty name”, I thought. The picture on the cover showed an attractive young lady lying in the grass. “Cute picture” was my next thought. I guessed her age to be very early 20’s at best. Still unsure this would be something I ( in my old age) could relate to, I popped the CD in and “pretty and cute” were not what I was thinking as this big amazing voice filled the room. Wow, could I relate and I definitely had to reevaluate. “Powerful” and “Beautiful” were just the beginning. Of course I was going to see her perform live. Alexis’ “Elevator Ride” had just become my new favorite song.
The revelations kept coming. Alexis, young as she might be, was no new kid on the block. She had played her first public venue at 7 years old and had written her first song at 13. This young singer-songwriter is also an accomplished piano, harmonica and guitar player. “Talented.” A New Orleans native, Alexis and her family had lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and had to start completely over. Katrina might have taken her home, but not her dream to play music. “Gutsy.” Her dream to play music in New Orleans, a city she loves. “ Heart.”
Check out Alexis Marceaux, the young lady with a powerful, big, beautiful voice who is also a multi-talented performer with guts and heart. I have seen and heard “Stars” with less to recommend them. I should have known better than to judge a book or, in this case, a CD by its cover. Find out for yourself. Alexis plays live venues all over the greater New Orleans area and is scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April. For more about Alexis and her scheduled appearances visit her website: http://alexismarceaux.com/
By Sharon Denise Talbot
If your vision of a budget holiday in New Orleans is sandwiches and cost-effective hotels then it’s past time you have a look at the cruise industry. For most low budget travelers, including honeymooning couples, a New Orleans cruise vacation offers the chance to travel in the advantage of a sea liner and save cash on that budget holiday too. It wouldn’t be possible to get a hotel room in New Orleans that would offer you all those benefits at a price that would compare to the cost of the fare on the cruise liner. A cruise liner may be your best style of travel since it includes in the cost of the fare, a place to sleep, all of the food you can possibly eat, maid service at any point of the day or night and non stop entertainment that should satisfy almost any person’s interests. Nearly the only thing that’s not included in the fare for most New Orleans cruises are the price of drinks and the price of your shore expeditions. That’s my notion of full service travel plans! When referring to budget travel you actually do have to keep an eye out for a couple of things. As an example, what type of trip would you like to take? When talking about budget travel the airlines can alter radically. Some of the budget travel airlines are very good, they’re friendly and they’re clean and amazing, others, well, not so much. This may make a big difference in the kind of trip that you may end up having the ability to take.
Minivans and sport use automobiles are practical only if you’ve got to transport an enormous family with a lot of equipment or baggage. Online you’ll be capable of finding all types of customer critiques of budget travel corporations, airlines and even cruises. Gas fill-ups : For filling up your vehicle in transit, avoid pushing to the edge till the gas runs out. If you miscalculated and the light on the dashboard indicates you are really in need, go for filling just half a tank till you reach the following more densely or major populated destination, where gas might be a little cheaper. Pack-a-snack : Bring your own refreshments and nibbles.
The key to budget travel in New Orleans is to make a budget for the diverse facets of your travel ,eg airline ticket, rental automobiles, hotel, gas, sight-seeing, and so on.
Gas station costs on drinks and break food are high. After you have a sensible idea of what each component of the travel should cost, it’s time to start checking out what special deals are being offered. Therefore as with other sides of finance, you want to establish what’s most vital to you. Then research prices for the greatest deals.
Regularly admission daels on area attractions are the simplest to get, since many theme parks, museums and other destinations run specials to draw in out of the city guests. This is a fact : most merchants offering hotel accommodations, entertainment and food generally boost their costs in the traveller season. Go off season. What you don’t know is that a large amount of these merchants are really offering great deductions and added free services to folks who come in in the off traveller seasons. Another big benefit to going off season is that you do not need to handle the mobs of other travellers heading to the same locations. In numerous cases, you can get the costly apartments in a number of hostels, bed-and-breakfast hotels and resorts for half their common rates in this time.
This house is the ideal location for Superdome and Convention Center events (10 minute drive). Located four houses off renowned Magazine Street. This New Orleans home is ideally located for a casual stroll to antique and eclectic shops, unique restaurants, the many bars and coffeehouses, or to just enjoy the scenic street shaded by beautiful old oak trees. In the heart of historic uptown New Orleans, you are only a streetcar ride from many local attractions. The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar takes you to the famous French Quarter; the Convention Center; the Riverwalk; and the Superdome; all within three miles.
The following is just a sampling of my favorite restaurants, music venues, and fun things to do close to my home:
Mona’s: excellent Mediterranean food, inexpensive, BYOL; Baru: (great tapas) Jamaican cuisine; 2 fantastic French restaurants: Petite Grocery and Lilette; Theo’s pizza; Ignatius Eatery (all New Orleans food); Nirvana: Indian cuisine; Casamento’s: best oysters in the city; Savvy Gourmet Restaurant; Superior Grill; Canon’s Restaurants on scenic St. Charles; Fuel Coffee House and Magazine Perks for goood coffee; Le Bon Temps Roule (great local live music, NEVER a cover charge, good late food), Brother’s III Lounge (more of a local neighborhood bar); Ms. Maes famous 24 hour iconic bar; Buddah Belly Bar; Fat Harry’s Bar; and of course, world renown Tipitina’s for big name live music, and of course, all or the eclectic shops on Magazine St (too numerous to count!)
Very close (VERY short drive, longer walk): Dick and Jenny’s: a must (probably the best food in the city…really!); La Crepe Nanou, French, in expensive, my favorite; Frankis and Johnny’s; Sunday brunch or cocktails at Column’s Hotel; Commander’s Palace for the ultimate classy New Orleans experience, sushi at Kyoto; evening live music at Dos Jefe’s Cigar Bar, Upperline Restaurant, Balcony Bar and Grill, Bulldog Bar and Grill, Cafe Rani (good place to sit outside under a big oak), August Moon (Chinese); Mahoney’s Po Boy Shop (great Po Boys!); Delachaise and Canon’s Restaurants on scenic St. Charles Ave; Nacho Mama’s (Mexican and GREAT margaritas); Reginelli’s Pizzaria; Prytania Theatre (stand alone neighborhood movie theater); cemetery and Garden District walking tours, Whole Foods.
Short drive: French Quarter, Convention center, Superdome, New Orleans Arena, Downtown, Audabon Park and Zoo, The River Walk, New Orleans Center, countless restaurants and shops.
There is off street parking for three vehicles. (Although you really do not need one!) The house is fully furnished, has wireless internet; satellite TV (Direct TV) with NFL Sunday Ticket package; two Huge HD TV’s; modern kitchen; washer and dryer. Upstairs is a spacious loft with two large balconies; wet bar; jacuzzi and glass shower. Downstairs are two bedrooms, the larger bedroom has a queen bed and the smaller bedroom has a full bed (which is actually a very comfortable full sized futon with a memory foam mattress).
In the back of the house is a shaded garden patio with a bar-b-q and hammock.
This is not a condo or a duplex ~ this a most unique and beautiful home. It is truly a work of art. I am very particular about who I rent the property to because it is MY HOME, and I will only be renting it out for a limited time. If you are interested, I suggest you reserve your spot today. It’ll be my pleasure to assist you in any way during your stay. I have lived in every part of the city and I can assure you that staying here will give you the feel of the REAL New Orleans!
For exact location and proximity, I recommend Googling the intersection of Magazine Street and Marengo Street. You can then easily see the proximity to all the local attractions.
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