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New Orleans Louisiana Airboat Tours

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Get ready for an exciting adventure! Take a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. You’ll come face to face with alligators, snakes and other native creatures while touring their neighborhood.
We have been offering our airboat tours since May 2000.
Seven airboats are available accommodating up to 98 passengers. Each vessel is ready to take you to the far reaches of the bayous by using Chevy 454, 450 horsepower engines.

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Saints Win! Party on Bourbon Street!

Wild celebration on Bourbon Street in New Orleans following Saints victory over the Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

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What’s Bourbon Street like in November?

My friends and I will be going to the Alabama/LSU game and thought we’d spend a night or two in New Orleans. I’ve been there before for Mardis Gras and I know how crazy that can be. I wanted to know what Bourbon Street is like in the off season. Should we bring beads (and yes, we know that’s touristy, but we don’t mind ;-) Is it worth it to get a hotel with a balcony overlooking Bourbon?

It won’t be as crazy as Mardi Gras (nothing is) but there should be lots of people in town for the game. The weather in November is also usually nice.

There are only two (2) hotels with balcony rooms overlooking Bourbn Street:

Royal Sonesta
Ramada Inn on Bourbon

Balcony rooms can be fun. They also tend to be noisy (from the crowd on the street all night). If sleep is important don’t get a balcony room. You don’t need beeds and it’s actually against the law to throw them from the balcony to the crowd. Yes, people do it and the police don’t interfere unless it becomes a problem. If hotel security/management or the police tell you to stop then stop.


Bourbon Street Parade_Harry Connick Jr.

Bourbon Street Parade_Harry Connick Jr.

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How to get to the Wharehouse District/Art District from Bourbon Street?

I will be visiting New Orleans and I will be staying on Bourbon Street. I am flying and not planning on renting a car. Is there a way to get to the Art District without getting a taxi? I don’t even have any idea where is in relation to Bourbon St…Is there a street car that will take me there?
No, not the Garden District. I know the difference. It’s supposed to be close to French Quarter. I just don’t know where…

It’s about 1 mile from the French Quarter to the farther edges of the Warehouse District. Its just past the Central Business District, and is roughly bordered by Poydras Street to Lee Circle, and from the River to St. Charles. There are museums that would probably be considered to be included in the Warehouse or Arts District that are located as close in to the French Quarter as Poydras, which is the first major street past Canal. You can also take the St. Charles streetcar to Julia, which is where most of the main galleries are located.

Visit http://www.bigeasy.com/maps/ and click on the Central Business District map, which has the Warehouse District clearly marked.


Review of Tai Pei Bourbon Street Chicken (Episode 311)

Not quite sure I understand the relationship between Bourbon Street and Chinese food but I’m not sure I care. With low fat and low cholesterol, this Tai Pei Bourbon Street Chicken meal may be perfection in a chinese food takeout container. The Frozen Food Master reviews this product, shows you how it looks, tells you how it tastes, and gives you the lowdown in this episode of Freezerburns. Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 cup (170g) Servings per container: 2.5 Calories: 180 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 330mg Total Carbohydrate: 34g Dietary Fiber: 2g Sugars: 13g Protein: 6g Price: $2.99

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New Orleans Swamp Tour

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Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 45 minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana’s swamplands. Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of our swamp boats. Tour back into our privately owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.
Your Cajun guide is a native of the area who will share with you the legends and lore of Louisiana’s still untamed wilderness.

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Bourbon Cookies

You may enjoy eating bourbon with your cookies, we enjoy bourbon in our cookies. Watch BourbonBlog.com for more videos.

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Obama: Rebuilding New Orleans, Two Years Later

Barack Obama discusses the challenges in rebuilding New Orleans on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. See how the city and its people are rebuilding and moving forward.

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New Orleans – French Quarter Festival

New Orleans is known for it’s parties and festivals. The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is one of the least known but increasingly popular festivals in New Orleans. This article offers some information about The French Quarter Festival along with links to resources.

 

New Orleans is a place of magic and wonder, music, parties and fun. The French Quarter is at the heart of everything. If you are looking for an experience that is uniquely New Orleans then The New Orleans French Quarter Festival is for you.

Who Dat Do Dat - New Orleans - French Quarter Festival

Who Dat Do Dat – New Orleans – French Quarter Festival


 

The French Quarter Festival occurs every spring and is Louisiana’s largest annual free music festival. During the French Quarter Festival nearly 20 stages will be spread around the French Quarter and over the 4 day weekend play all types of music. You will hear everything from Jazz, both traditional and contemporary to Latin, rock to blues, Cajun to Zydeco and any other type of music you can think of. There will be both local and international stars.
Then there is the food. Local restaurants offer dishes that will satisfy every budget and taste. There are over 60 booths offering dishes like Cajun meat pies, po-boys, jambalaya and crawfish étouffée. You can sample drinks like Hurricanes, a drink that will blow you away and tropical punches. Prices vary but range from $3 to $10.

Here are some interesting facts regarding the New Orleans French Quarter Festival:

During the 2013 celebration the French Quarter Festival marked its 30th anniversary.

The first French Quarter Festival occurred in 1984 and was started as a way to attract residents back to the FQ.

The main sources for the funding of the French Quarter Festival are:

Sponsorships

Sales of merchandise, food and beverages

Fees from vendors

The gala in April

When you take a look at attendance you find the following among the 574,000 attendees:

The Top 5 States in attendance -Louisiana, California, New York, Texas, Florida – visitors from 37 states have been reported.

The Top 5 Foreign Countries are – Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, France, Germany – visitors from 12 different countries have been observed.

The French Quarter Festival has a major economic impact on the local economy. An analysis conducted by the University of New Orleans found:

The French Quarter Festival 2012 had a total economic impact on the New Orleans area of more than $259.5 million. This included:

$126.6 million in direct spending

$132.9 million in secondary spending

$18.3 million in state and local tax revenue.

The French Quarter Festival hires over 1,400 local musicians during the weekend of the French Quarter Festival

So if you are looking for a taste of New Orleans on a local level. Check out the French Quarter Festival in April each year. For information contact: (800) 673-5725 within the U.S. or (504) 522-5730. Or visit: www.fqfi.org.

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Resource Links:

NOLA.com: New Orleans French Quarter Festival

New Orleans Online: Music Festivals – French Quarter Festival

 

 


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