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    We Are An Elderly Couple Going To New Orleans And Want To Know Which Tour Groups Are The Best/?

     Tours and New Orleans go hand in hand.  On any given day you can spot numerous tour groups on most streets.  There is a tour for everyone so whether you want history or thrills, fact or fiction, walking or riding, New Orleans tours can accomandate you.     The question was”Which tour groups are the best?  Does any of them pick up at the hotels? Which attractions are the best?”.  Wow, how do you answer that?  It has been suggested that Grey Line is the best overall tour company in New Orleans. They pick-up at most hotels, but you have to check with them to be certain. The much touted…

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    what is something fun to do in the french quarter?

    i am trying to plan a date in the french quarter that does not revolve around bourbon street. nor taking one of those horse carriages. is there something else fun to do besides drink? When I was a graduate student in New Orleans some of my favorite French Quarter activities were to start with a lunch at Napoleon House. http://www.napoleonhouse.com/ Then move onto the Louisiana State Museum. http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ It is a wonderful museum with a delightful Mardi Gras exhibit featuring some historic gowns and "royalty" items. Next up I would head over to the Museum of the American Cocktail. It is quick and fun. http://www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org/ I would then slow down…

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    I am visiting New Orleans and want to know about exciting things to do?

    Hello All, I am visiting New Orleans in January 2009 and would like to know where are the hot spots? Are there any great restaurants, night clubs or other tourist attractions to try out? I will be coming with my job so it would definitely be after 5-6pm outings. Thanks There is a restaurant on the corner of Conti and Bourbon called Ole New Awlins Cookery. I used to live in Baton Rouge area and have actually driven to New Orleans just to eat at this restaurant. I highly recommend the BBQ Shrimp. As for the haunted tours, they give a lot of false information but if that doesn’t matter…

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    The Train They Call The City of New Orleans

     We have all heard one version or another of the song “The City of New Orleans”.  The song performed by the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Willie Nelson and John Denver was actually written by Steve Goodman about riding the rails in an observation car.   I knew the song but had never ridden a train, much less a renowned Pullman, so you can imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to do just that.  My husband was invited to a business function being held on the railcar, and spouses were included.  Think Jim West and Artemis Gordon’s ‘rail-ride” on Wild, Wild West, but better. Built in 1927 by the…

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    how is new orleans?Current residents or tourists please?

    How is post-katrina new orleans? Can anyone tell me about the damage there? My husband and I want to come for mardi gras.Is the whole city under the curfew or just badly damaged parts?the media hasn’t really talked about. What tourism attractions are closed/open and which ones are good to see? New Orleans is healing, some parts quicker than others. By Mardi-Gras, most of the tourist-y type places should be operational. (The zoo is open, the acquarium won’t be for quite a while, the D-day museum is trying to re-open ASAP, the cable cars are operational.) The curfew was lifted last month, but there is still a very visual National…