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What is the coolest place to stay on the French Quarter for my honeymoon?

French Quarter Hotel

I don’t want a big corporate hotel, a French Quarter hotel with a balcony, with history?

Congratulations!

Check the Monteleone Hotel, the Royal Sonesta Hotel, and the Royal Orleans Hotel. The Royal Orleans became part of the Omni chain a few years back but retains its pre-chain French Quarter hotel ambience.  The Maison Dupuis is also a great choice for a French Quarter Hotel stay.

Also check www.frenchquarterhotels.com for more non-chain hotels.

Hope you have a great time!

French Quarter Hotel


Great New Orleans Attractions

New Orleans Attractions

Great New Orleans Attractions

Great New Orleans Attractions

It seems as if everything my family use to go to down there is closed like Six Flags. I really can’t find anything that I think would entertain a bunch of college students. We are going down there to volunteer but of course we have to have fun while we are down there helping. What are some happening places down there? Please take this question seriously, don’t reply with an answer if its not helping. I will report you because its in the rules.

There’s still tons of great shopping and eating to be done in New Orleans, to say nothing of all the great music there is to be heard. The French Quarter shops are mostly open, as are the Warehouse-Arts District and Magazine Street shopping district. And the festival season will kick off Labor Day weekend with Southern Decadence.

Before you go, visit the Offbeat or Gambit Weekly web sites and check the entertainment listings for the shows, clubs and festivals that will be going on while you’re there.

http://offbeat.com/

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/

Catch a show by one of New Orleans’ brass bands. Some of the best brass bands are New Birth Brass Band, Rebirth BB, Forgotten Souls BB and Soul Rebels BB. It’s a mix of jazz, funk, hip hop & sometimes r n’ b that’s great for dancing, and truly captures the spirit of the city.

Every Sunday, at Tipitina’s, there’s a Cajun Fais Do Do from 5pm-9pm. If you can, go one evening that features Bruce Daigrepont. His band is one of an elite few that are preserving the true spirit of Cajun music while updating it and making it relevant for a modern audience. Even if you don’t know anything about Cajun music, it’s worth going just to watch everybody dancing and to see this historic club. 501 Napoleon Ave. http://www.tipitinas.com/default.asp

Go to Mid-City Lanes, for bowling, music or both. They have lots of great rock, funk and zydeco shows, and you can bowl even if the band is playing. Geno Delafose, George Porter and Snooks Eaglin are among the best acts that play here pretty regularly. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave.

http://www.rockandbowl.com/CalandarPAGE/calendar2.html

Go on a Haunted New Orleans tour with New Orleans’ greatest tour guide, Robert Florence. His company Historic New Orleans Tours is the best in town. I promise you won’t regret spending a couple hours with him as he tells ghost stories about the city. Tours happen daily, rain or shine. Visit the web site for the full list of available tours.

http://tourneworleans.com/

The Audubon Zoo & Aquarium have reopened

http://www.auduboninstitute.org/site/PageServer

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a Smithsonian affiliate, has great folk, primitive and outsider art exhibitions.

http://www.ogdenmuseum.org/

Visit Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. It’s a little bit hokey, but it’s still fun to see the factory where many of the Mardi Gras floats are made and view them up-close.

http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

You could try to catch a Tulane University football game: http://www.tulanegreenwave.com

Eat muffalettas at Central Grocery, 923 Decatur Street.

New Orleans Attractions


BP Blocking Media Access? New Orleans interview

wdsutv — BP Blocking Media Access? Great interview from New Orleans TV station wdsu tv.

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The French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana

New Orleans is a city for fun year around and for the young and old. This post shows that. There are additional links to things to do in New Orleans below.

Who Dat Do Dat - The French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana

Who Dat Do Dat – The French Quarter New Orleans Louisiana

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Fun Things To Do In New Orleans In Or Near The French Quarter

1. The World War II Museum - The WWII museum wants to make people aware of the sacrifices, teamwork and courage exhibited by the men and women who served in WWII.

The National World War II Museum

2. The Louisiana State Museum - The Louisiana Museum was founded in 1906. The mission of the Louisiana State Museum is collect, preserve, interpret and present the state’s rich history and diverse cultures.

Louisiana State Museum

3. Audubon Insectarium - At the time of this article, one of the newest attractions in the French Quarter is The Audubon Insectarium. The Audubon Insectarium is one of the must see attractions for kids. They will learn interesting facts about insects and enjoy a little insect meal.

Audubon Insectarium

4. Ride The St Charles Streetcar - You can take the street car to get almost anywhere you want. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines. Simply click on the link below and check schedules and maps to see where the street car can take you.

New Orleans RTA

5. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – Enjoy the home to more than 60  sculptures created by artists from all around the world. The garden is open 7 days per week. Admission is free. The Sculpture Garden is closed on all legal holidays.

 

NOMA.org – The Sydney And Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

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Trip Advisor – Things To Do In New Orleans

Yelp – Must Do Things In New Orleans

 

 

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New Orleans The City For Fun

I went to visit some relatives the past few days, and while I was there I took some videos of the French Quarter New Orleans. Just to show you what it’s kind of like in The Big Easy aka New Orleans.

 

New Orleans

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When Looking for New Orleans Hotels Try the Bienville House

New Orleans Hotels

New Orleans Hotels

New Orleans Hotels Bienville House

There are many New Orleans Hotels but for a Boutique Hotel in the very heart of New Orleans there is one that holds a higher standard, The Bienville House on the edge of the French Quarter. It is a very distinctive property with style and grace.

The Bienville House has all of the unique elegance of a French Quarter Manor, it is unique in the New Orleans Hotels. A crystal blue pool is surrounded by a flagstone courtyard and is overlooked by many of the room’s wrought iron balconies. There are four sundecks for you to relax and savor the ambience.

This lovely hotel started as a grain warehouse but it has gone through many manifestations since then to become the boutique hotel it is today the queen of New Orleans Hotels.

In the beginning it was Planter’s Rice Mill, then Thompson’s Rice Mill and Southern Syrup Manufacturing. Then, in 1985, the building was completely transformed into the North American Hotel. The original advertising stated it was a delightful summer residence for Ladies and Gentlemen. Unfortunately the hotels owners went their separate ways and the building was divided into a boarder’s hotel and a fire house. Then it was converted to 20 luxury apartments and started the rival of Decatur Street. In 1972, after surviving a fire from across the street, it was purchased by the Monteleone Family.

The location of the Bienville hotel on Decatur Street mixes the old and new of the charming French Quarter. With its lovely wrought iron balconies this intimate property is the closest to the French Quarter and therefore many attractions are close by. Some of them include Aquarium of the Americas, Canal Place Shopping Center (including Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers), Woldenberg Park, IMAX Theater and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. From this New Orleans hotel you can be spellbound by the stars at the Hard Rock Café while still enjoying the historic French quarter with it’s many famous eateries and scenery.

From this splendid location you can find antique shops, New Orleans’s signature Jazz Clubs, famous restaurants, beautiful historic buildings, voodoo shops, museums, the wharf and more. Just blocks from the exciting 24 hour Bourbon Street, you can find spectacular antiques and art galleries on Royal Street.

AAA has awarded it the coveted Three Diamond title and the Bienville is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. This boutique hotel consistently works hard to go beyond the standards that are demanded of that title.

They have a restaurant, the Louisiana Heritage Café that also serves as a school of cooking. In its casual setting it offers seafood, pasta, soup and salads in the New Orleans tradition. Some of Chef Faroldi’s dishes include Seafood Beignets with Remoulade Sauce, Blackened Catfish topped with Crawfish Etouffée and the famous “Rajun Cajun” Omelets. It is located on the first floor of the hotel and serves three meals a day.

The culinary lessons at the Louisiana Heritage Café can be for individuals or groups. Anyone can attend these lessons. The delicious fare is typically Cajun and Creole and while the chef is preparing the dishes he offers historic stories that will compliment his presentation.

For the business person Bienville House Hotel has a charming space for small meetings or parties for up to 100 guests. In the board room, which will hold 12, you can see the historic roots of this New Orleans Hotel in the exposed brick from the 1800′s. Within this board room you will find all of the amenities, like a wireless internet, and a wide range of AV equipment. The Vieux Carre room has 1,318 square feet available for larger meetings. All catering needs will be met by the staff at the Louisiana Heritage Café.

After your business meetings, the location of the Bienville House will delight your fellow attendees. With attractions like Bourbon Street, Jax Brewery, Jackson Square, the Mississippi Riverfront, Harrah’s Casino and the Canal Street and St Charles Avenue Streetcar lines your peers will have plenty of things to occupy them. With it’s proximity to New Orleans Central Business district the Bienville House  is one of the New Orleans Hotels, most prestigious addresses it’s a natural for any business person.

They have what they call The Corporate Executive Option to give all business travelers a satisfying experience. Then, after a successful day, the business traveler is mere steps from the city’s greatest restaurants, jazz establishments and shops. This plan offers the best rates with superior accommodations and many amenities. In your room you will find plenty of space to work with large desks, phones with data ports and cable TV. Included in this option is express check-in and check-out. You can count on the staff’s support to help arrange a small meeting or a corporate reception. You couldn’t do better than these elegant surroundings with state of the art equipment. Even business travelers will enjoy staying in New Orleans Hotels.

When you use the Corporate Executive option you have many benefits. Some of them include, valet parking, a USA Today paper each morning, complimentary faxing, same day laundry and dry cleaning and 500 miles per stay on their specified air partners. There are these and many more amenities within New Orleans Hotels.

With all of these benefits and a very Tony address, give the Bienville House Hotel a try when you are thinking of booking into one of New Orleans Hotels.

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Mary Hanna has traveled the world by Air and Ship while writing eBooks, Software Reviews and Practical Articles on Internet Marketing, Cruising, Gardening and Travel. Visit her websites at: http://www.WorldHotelPortal.com and http://www.CruiseTravelDirectory.com You can read more of her articles at http://www.ArticleBazaar.net

Mary Hanna

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New Orleans Hotels offer some unique opportunities for the enjoyment of this amazing city.

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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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French Market – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

French Market New Orleans

French Market  New Orleans

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TripAdvisor™ TripWow French Market New Orleans to New Orleans by TravelPod Attractions.

Title: French Market New Orleans

Cities visited on this trip:
- New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Photos in this video:
“Walking into the french market!!”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member travelledkiwi

“The French Market, New Orleans”
from a blog entry titled “USA”
by TravelPod member deanandmichelle

“Kiwi down in the French Market”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member travelledkiwi

“Front of the French Market”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member ironworker025

“Bags in the French Market”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member ironworker025

“French Market entrance”
from a blog entry titled “one more day”
by TravelPod member stephtodd

“Kiwi at French Market”
from a blog entry titled “New Orleans”
by TravelPod member travelledkiwi

“The French Market ”
from a blog entry titled “The French Market”
by TravelPod member richardroberts

“French market”
from a blog entry titled “Hey there Frenchy”
by TravelPod member rama0999

French Market  New Orleans

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Foul Don Fowler Amused by New Orleans Hurricane

I shot video of former DNC Chairman Don Fowler laughing at New Orleans hurricane prospects while talking to Congressman John Spratt of SC. You can’t hear Spratt but he chuckles along with. We were on the flight back from the Democratic Convention in Denver. Redstate.com

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Pete Allen & Riverside City Band – Bourbon Street Parade

This is a “Live” recording, 2nd. April 2006, from Riverside City Band’s “Spring Concert” at the Culture House “Magasinet” in Odense, Denmark — featuring Pete Allen in the tune — the old New Orleans classic Bourbon Street Parade.
Riverside City Band is a well established professional jazz band and the members are musicians with a lot of experience playing jazz. The band plays traditional Dixieland jazz.
Riverside City Band is situated in Odense, Denmark and was founded in 1978. The band leader is the saxophonist Erland Larsen, and together with the banjo player and vocalist Tom Nissen, they have been members of this band from the beginning. The other musicians are Thorlai Ishoy, trombone — Peter Christensen, trumpet – Povl Erik Philipsen, double bass/vocal and Per Andersson, drums. During the years the band has played with a lot of well-known soloist Danish as well as Foreigners, as the English clarinettist Pete Allen. Pete Allen is possibly one of Europe’s best jazz clarinettists in the traditional and swing style.

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Part 2 Open Cell Vs Closed Cell Foam Insulation Explained

http://www.EnviroGreenInsulation.com/ Jeff Haag with New Orleans based EnviroGreen Spray Foam Insulation continues a discussion about the difference between open cell and closed cell foam insulation and when to use each.

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