This New Orleans resort is located at the edge of the French Quarter and within walking distance of the citys attractions, restaurants and shops. For award-winning Italian cuisine, dine at the intimate 4-star-rated Cafe Giovanni next door to the resort. After dinner stroll to the historic French Quarter and listen to the soulful sounds of New Orleans jazz as the irresistible aroma of Creole and Cajun food fills the Quarter. Or, walk across the street from the resort and try your hand—poker hand that is—at Harrahs Casino. Plus, renowned Bourbon Street is only two blocks away. This Bluegreen resort is close to everywhere you want to be during your New Orleans vacation.
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Florida and Cincinnati fans speak out on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
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If you’re an avid traveller, you’re likely to have taken all the ‘usual’ vacations – from beach breaks and mountain retreats to spa getaways. And if you don’t get the opportunity to travel much, you’ll undoubtedly want your trips to be extraordinary and well-worth your time. The reality is that while there are countless types of fulfilling recreational pursuits out there, travellers are always looking for new and interesting ways to spend their vacations. After all, everyone wants to come away with a holiday experience that’s not only unique, but unforgettable.
A gem in the realm of vacations has long been the culinary tour. Yet this type of getaway has kept a perpetual sense of novelty, quite simply because there are so many ways to relish it. When you go to a beach, you can expect sun, sand and waves; but when you take a tour reflecting all the cultural and culinary influences upon the cuisine of a region, you might come away with much more than you bargained for. Simply put, if you love travelling, enjoy trying new things and can’t get your fill of good food, a culinary tour is the perfect type of vacation for you.
No matter where you go these days, there’s something delicious to eat. But there are certainly parts of the US which boast a rich culinary history. One of these is undoubtedly New Orleans, Louisiana. Sure, New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras celebration and Jazz Fest; but the city, known as “The Big Easy,” is also world-renowned for its culinary customs. New Orleans is noted for its mix of cultures, each of which has held on to its past traditions in some way – and food, like music, just happens to be one of the most prominent of these traditions.
Tour the city’s most famous kitchens and dining rooms – particularly in the French quarter and along Bourbon Street – and learn about the many ethnic influences that have helped shape its history and unique cuisine. Pick up on the culinary contributions of historic restaurants in the area, dating from 1840 to present, and learn the distinctions between Creole and Cajun foods! No matter how you go about it, you can’t go wrong with a culinary tour in New Orleans.
Alternatively, why not combine a culinary tour with a wine-tasting excursion? Napa Valley, California is undoubtedly the ideal destination if this idea strikes your fancy. Napa Valley is the American capital of food and wine, and a region which attracts countless visitors from around the world each year. By touring a winery, you can come to appreciate the various processes involved in producing an exquisite wine – from harvesting and fermentation to ageing. And aside from all the fantastic culinary treasures and premium wines, you can expect stunning, picturesque scenery. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished wine connoisseur, a wine and culinary tour in Napa Valley is guaranteed to delight you. Moreover, Napa Valley is just 30 miles north of San Francisco, so you could easily make your way down to try the culinary treats of the “Golden Gate City” – which includes those in America’s largest Chinatown.
If you’re considering a culinary tour, rest assured that you’ll find a number of fantastic options for accommodation – regardless of whether you’re off to the east coast, west coast or deep south. A culinary tour is truly one of the best ways to become acquainted with a city’s culture and unique character – so why not book a culinary tour today and prepare to have your taste buds dazzled!
Take a tour of the top 5 attractions of New Orleans, USA. New Orleans Louisiana is a one of a kind location in the United States.
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There are still hotly appreciating real estate markets in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey conducted by Housing Predictor.com, which forecasts housing markets futures in more than 250 local housing markets in all 50 U.S. states.
Driven by booming local economies and unprecedented growth, the Hottest 10 Buyers Markets in the U.S. are mainly located in the southern half of the nation. Five of the Hottest 10 Markets in 2007 are located in Texas.
The Top spot, however, is Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is projected to appreciate 9.1% by the year’s end. Exploding with a population of almost a million people for the first time in its history, Albuquerque is growing like never before, attracting the movie business from Hollywood with the construction of new movie studios, a new airplane factory and many other new businesses.
Housing Predictor’s selection of the Hottest 10 Buyers Markets are based on surveys conducted on 75 markets under consideration from more than 250 local housing markets forecast on the web site.
McAllen, Texas was selected as the runner-up to Albuquerque to place second among the top 10 markets forecast for the highest appreciation throughout the remainder of the year. Four other Texas markets made the list, reflecting a state real estate market in the Lone Star state that is appreciating at levels not seen in many years. Housing Predictor forecast the current boom in Texas in early 2006.
Salt Lake City, Utah placed third. Salt Lake is experiencing the beginning of a slow down in its housing markets after nearly a 20% increase in appreciation in 2006. The brakes, however, won’t hit the market until late this year, keeping Salt Lake at a rich stride through the end of the year, according to Housing Predictor.
The Hottest 10 Buyers Markets represent growing local economies, which are sure to foster growth into 2008 and perhaps into the following decade as the composition of the U.S. population changes, resulting in major changes in the housing market nationally.
New Orleans, Louisiana placed fourth, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and Biloxi, Mississippi, which is experiencing unprecedented growth with a booming local economy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast Community.
Biloxi has risen from the depth of destruction to re-open casinos and entertain gamblers at its casinos again. A new condominium preconstruction boom is taking the place on the old waterfront. Eight new major condominium developments are already under construction with another dozen in the planning stages.
Where can I find grants to plant trees in New Orleans?
I want to revitalize a playground in New Orleans. The area is very poor and coming back slowly that I am considering. Due the families having low budgets, I was thinking of planting apple, orange and pecan trees in the park over the benches. I know the trees would bare fruit and the kids would be able to have a healthy snack. Any ideas of who I could ask for finacing on the trees and materials need to plant them?
ANy ideas on playground funders would be great too.
Start with Parkway Partners, since they already work with NORA on maintaining parks and parkways. Also, try Hike For Katreena, as they have a similar goal to yours.
I am looking to purchase new orleans saints stuff for my room and to wear.do you know of any websites with new orleans saints merchandise
You can try the NFL site. I’m sure they will ship to Australia. The Saints are a good team to root for.
The Crescent City is resplendent with beautiful music, savory cuisine and a nightlife that will leave your head ringing and your heart wanting more. Planning a trip down to the Big Easy? Make sure you have a few extra notches in your belt, a shiny pair of dancing shoes and a desire to have the time of your life. My top 5 list will give you a heads up on the best reasons to book a trip and enjoy the unique culture and ambiance of New Orleans.
1. The French Quarter
As they say, you can’t have diamonds without pressure. The French Quarter is just that, a cultural diamond resulting from the collision between the original French and Spanish settlers of the Big Easy. Contained between the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Esplanade Avenue and Canal Street, the French Quarter packs in over 300 restaurants, numberless bars, sensational music and a nightlife second to none in the United States. While visiting make sure to experience Jackson Square. After your stroll, tip back a few drinks at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar, the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States, once owned by the famous pirate Jean Lafitte.
2. Spending a night in the French Quarter
After a long night of revelry, you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy one of the many hotels available in the French Quarter. If you are in the mood for an upscale location stewed in the ambiance and atmosphere unique to the French Quarter, the Soniat House (http://www.soniathouse.com/) is a fantastic choice. A series of townhouses dating back to the early eighteen hundreds, each room is painstakingly decorated in rare vintage antiques. The courtyards and fountains surrounding this wonderful hotel will wash away your stress and let you soak in the spirit of New Orleans. While the Soniat House is a bit expensive the experience is worth the trouble. If you are looking for a good deal, but still want to be in the thick of the French Quarter there is still hope. Many New Orleans Hotels offer mini-vacation packages at highly discounted rates (http://www.vacation-offer.com/special/new/30). Generally these deals are designed to show you the timeshare offerings of the resort and they can give you access to some pretty nice amenities for the days that you just want to relax.
3. Julia Row
Called the “SoHo of the South,” this section of vintage townhouses on the 600 block of Julia Street is home to New Orleans best art galleries. The Contemporary Art Center (http://www.cacno.org/) is the main attraction showcasing the areas art revival. The giant building houses massive galleries that will put a smile on the face of any contemporary art lover. With a $5 admission, the Contemporary Art Center is a must-see attraction in the Big Easy.
4. The Sound of Music
When it comes to New Orleans, music is the main attraction. A stroll through the French Quarter will carry you away with the sounds of Zydeco, Jazz and Blues. The annual Jazz and Blues festival in late April offers a musical experience unequal in the United States. Showcasing some of the finest names in the Blues business this festival is a sight to see. If you don’t mind standing, Preservation Hall in the French Quarter is the ultimate venue to take in the traditional jazz famous in the Big Easy.
5. The Food
Food in New Orleans is like a precious treasure hidden in plain sight. From Creole to straight French food, your taste buds will be overwhelmed with the spices and flavor that draw massive crowds every day into the heart of the city. Antoine’s, serving French-Creole cuisine since the 1840’s, is near the top of the list. For a more casual night be sure to visit Bacco and treat yourself to the region’s richest blend of fine cuisine and a romantic atmosphere.
Whatever your appetite may be, the Crescent City offers a wide variety of activities and culture splendor to treat you to a once in a lifetime travel experience. If you ever make it home after your trip, the unique Creole charm is guaranteed to pull you back to Big Easy for another adventure in the future.