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  1. Linda T says:

    My personal favourites are the Clover Grill and O’Flaherty’s (which regrettably closed after Katrina).

    My advice: show him your favourites – places mean more with the memories behind ’em.
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  2. MemphisMuzicGirl says:

    the culture, the accents,bourbon street,aquarium.
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  3. NOLA guy says:

    Things to do:

    Mardi Gras and the Jazz Festival are world famous events, but New Orleans hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year: http://www.nola.com/festivals/

    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.

    The Saint Charles Streetcar is the oldest continuously operating street railway in the world and is a "tourist attraction" in its own right. It is part of the public transit system, as are the Canal Street and Riverfront streetcar lines: http://www.norta.com/

    There is always music, but the bands change: Go to http://www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to http://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. Clubs do that because some people will sit in the club all evening drinking nothing (clubs only make money from the drinks they sell – not from the music). It is also a good idea to pay for each round of drinks (in clubs on Bourbon Street) as it is delivered so there can’t be any confusion at the end of the evening.

    About certain alcoholic beverages: Realize that some famous drinks are VERY potent compared with regular cocktails that have only 1 to 1 ½ ounces of alcohol. For example, a Hurricane is basically 3 or 4 ounces of rum in something like red Kool-Aid, and a Hand Grenade has at least 4 ½ ounces of Everclear + rum + vodka mixed with melon liquor. They don’t necessarily taste like an alcoholic beverage and it is easy to over-indulge.

    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 http://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 Canal Place shopping center is in the French Quarter and has a cinema and higher-end shopping (Saks 5th Avenue, Brooks Brothers, etc.)

    The lobby for the Westin Canal Place Hotel is on the 11th floor and overlooks the French Quarter. It is a great place for an afternoon drink/snack:(www.westin.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 in addition to 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.

    Maximo’s Italian Grill has great food and atmosphere: 1117 Decatur Street in the French Quarter, (504) 586-8883.

    All of the famous restaurants (Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, etc.) have reopened. The Pelican Club (on Exchange Alley in the FQ) is not as well known but is the same type experience. Reservations are a good idea, and probably essential on weekends. Tujaques Restaurant (823 Decatur Street) is very traditional and has moderate prices: http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/

    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).

    The Napoleon House restaurant is at 500 Chartres Street in the FQ, and has a menu of great local dishes: http://www.napoleonhouse.com/

    Preservation Hall has traditional live Jazz, and doesn’t serve alcohol so all ages are welcome: http://www.preservationhall.com/

    New Orleans has ballet, opera, a symphony orchestra, and theatre:


    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_street_ferry

    The Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and the new Insectarium are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. The Zoo is several miles from downtown. You can drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.

    The Louisiana State Museum is in the French Quarter: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ 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. Go to http://www.neworleansmuseums.com/ for info on more museums.

    Harrah’s Casino is in the Central Business District: http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/harrahs-new-orleans/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml (age 21 required for entry)

    New Orleans City Park has a variety of attractions, including as amusement park with rides and attractions for children + free parking. City Park also presents "Celebration in the Oaks" from late November to early January: (www.neworleanscitypark.com).

    Check http://www.frenchquarter.com for ideas about other things to do.

    Hope you have a great time!
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    New Orleans resident

  4. erin says:

    it’s not that time of year for any of my favorites… mardi gras and crawfish… sorry i could not be more helpful. just take him to your favorite places or try this website :
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  5. It's ALL about NEW ORLEANS!! says:

    NEW ORLEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was my hometown before the hurricane! I luv everything about new orleans! But next summer im moving BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. chucksright says:

    Pat O’Brien’s Bar, Inc.
    718 St. Peter Street
    New Orleans, LA 70116

    930 Tchoupitoulas Street
    (504) 588-2123
    the pickles are house-made.
    get the oyster and bacon sandwich

    Guy’s Po-Boys
    5257 Magazine St.
    (504) 891-5025

    The Bomb
    is a grilled catfish, shrimp and onion po-boy topped with melted cheddar and Swiss.
    chicken parmesan.
    "It’s not on the menu, but people who know about it, know it’s about the best thing you’ll ever eat.

    check this website

    Mardi Gras World
    233 Newton Street

    World War Two Museum
    945 Magazine Street

    New Orleans Steamboat Company
    #2 Canal Street, Suite 2500
    (504) 586-8777
    (800) 233-2628

    Cafe Du Monde
    1039 Decatur Street
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  7. traveler says:

    Of course there are so many options but here are a few of my favorites

    Best Poy Boy and fun place to go for lunch (take a cab).

    Best local new orleans restaurant
    Coop’s Place
    (504) 525-9053
    1109 Decatur St
    New Orleans, LA

    Best Upscale Restaurant
    (504) 525-4455
    430 Dauphine St
    New Orleans, LA

    Best place for music
    Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 895-TIPS; http://www.tipitinas.com) — At Tipitina’s, "sweatin’ to the oldies" takes on a whole new meaning. Even Fess’ bust beads up on the hottest nights at this Uptown haunt, whose varied grooves ensure that there’s always something to get anyone’s feet moving. From jam bands to slam bands, brass bands to crass bands — so long as you can dance to it, Tip’s doesn’t discriminate.


    Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St., 866-9359)

    Look for Trombone Shorty and Orleans ave. if they are in town.

    Best Burger
    Yo-Mama’s Bar & Grill
    (504) 522-1125
    727 Saint Peter St
    New Orleans, LA

    Port of Call
    (504) 523-0120
    838 Esplanade Ave
    New Orleans, LA

    Best Mexican
    Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; http://www.juansflyingburrito.com)

    Best Breakfast
    Blue Plate Cafe
    (504) 309-9500
    1330 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA

    If you are going over the summer try a Zephers baseball game or anytime check out Rock and Bowl for music and bowling.
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