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A Jazzy Time In New Orleans

An August 2002 trip to New Orleans by Travels4Fun

Hotel De La Monnaie Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
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A Jazzy Time In New Orleans

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A Lace Balcony in New Orleans Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Three Favorite Tours: 1) Grey Line Super City Tour 2) Le Monde Creole 3) Haunted History Tour Best Food 1) Cafe Du Monde - so not miss the Beignets! 2)Acme or Felix's Oyster House. These two establishments are located across the St. from each other. Both are excellent. 3)Brennans for Breakfast - It won't be cheap - but your stomach will thank you. 4)The Gumbo Shop, has the Best Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce I have ever tasted in my life. **Tip - alcohol is like a condiment in New Orleans. (Where else in the world do they have Drive-Thu Daquiri Shops??)Our waiter at Brennan's referred to alcohol as New Orleans Holy Water...Read More

Hotel De La Monnaie

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Hotel De La Monnaie Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Best Things Nearby:French Quarter, French Market.Best Things About the Resort:Location.Resort Experience:We had an incredible week in New Orleans. The resort is on the older side, and seems a little run down. Check-in was friendly and easy, but we did encounter a few problems during our stay. We had unit 203. The unit featured all the basic amenities, Coffee, Tea, small Microwave, Small refrigerator. The Unit was furnished with antiques and was a comfortable size for two people. The cleaning was surface, as I discovered lint and "debris" between the night stand and the dresser. I moved the nightstand so the dirt could be seen. One day we retu...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 29, 2003

Hotel De La Monnaie
405 Esplanada Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 947-0009

Harrah's New Orleans Casino

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Restaurant | "Harrah's Casino Buffet"

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The Breakfast At Harrah's Casino is a great deal for the money. I have seen a lot of buffets, as my husband is a big fan of buffets, but this was one of the best ever. Harrah's is located on the very edge of the French Quarter, just over Canal St. Even though it is out of the Quarter, it is still worth the trip. We arrived around 9am and even though there was a little bit of a line had no trouble being seated within five minutes. The breakfast buffet runs from 2am - 11am, so if you are out on the town and hungry, Harrah's would make a good early morning choice as well. Buffet hours and prices are as follows: Breakfast: Daily: 2am - 11am, $7.99 ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Harrah's New Orleans Casino
512 S Peters Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 533-6000

Brennan's

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Restaurant | "Breakfast at Brennan's"

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New Orleans has to be one of the greatest dining experiences for your palate. In no other American city can one taste such varied cuisines, by walking such short distances to the next excellent meal. While researching New Orleans before our trip, I came across the Brennan's menu. I printed it out for my husband to see, so I could convince him that while this wouldn't be the cheapest meal on our trip, it might be the most memorable. My ploy worked and I made reservations three weeks in advance! Brennans As we entered 417 Royal Street we were transported to another world. Our senses were immediately assaulted by all kinds of d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 30, 2003

Brennan's
417 Royal St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 525 9711

Preservation Hall

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The one experience we agreed had to be repeated at least twice the next time we set foot in New Orleans was Preservation Hall. For the uninitiated, this will be your most thrilling Jazz Experience in the crescent city. The building itself is really nothing to look at. 726 Saint Peters St. looks old and run down, but come 8pm it comes alive. Shows are presented every night Monday – Sunday. If you are planning to go, do not linger over dinner. Make sure you are in line no later than 7:20pm if you want to be close to the front. If you arrive late, the sound is still pretty good in the back – but you will envy those down front and kick yourself. Once the music starts, people line up out fr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Preservation Hall
726 St. Peter Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 522-2841

Natchez Steamboat

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Attraction | "Steamboat Natchez"

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We thought it would be romantic and fun to take the Natchez Steamboat dinner cruise. We arrived around 5:45pm and had our picture taken by the Natchez photographer. These photos are developed while you are on the two hour cruise and available for you to purchase as you leave the boat later. The Natchez Crew was warm, friendly, and full of the southern hospitality. They start serving dinner at 6pm. Dinner consists of: Sternwheeler Salad Green Beans Almondine Praline Chicken Catfish Louisiane Prime Rib Mardi Gras Pasta Alfredo Spinach Southern Style Roasted Potat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Natchez Steamboat
2 Canal St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504) 586-8777

The Feast of All Saints Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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I was very interested in the Creole culture and wanted to learn more about it. I got hooked on a historical series by Barbara Hambly about a man named Benjamin January who solves mysteries in Creole New Orleans. These books have made the rounds at my job and are quite a hit.

The first book is called A Free Man Of Color.

Anne Rice also wrote a book about the Creole culture in New Orleans called The Feast of All Saints.