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New Orleans: Party and History hand in hand

A December 2003 trip to New Orleans by Smitha Guru

Quote: New Orleans is a place where, if you choose, you need do nothing but eat, drink, party, and boast of having been around the town. There is also quite a lot of history in and around the place, which tends to get lost when every night is Mardi Gras.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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I booked the Hilton through Priceline and got a room for $45 or $50, which I thought was a good deal for a Hilton until I got hit with parking fees of $20.00 per day!! We were assigned some random room through Priceline, but they gave us a riverside room when we asked. I'm sure there are other better rooms than what we got. Their tower rooms are very popular and pricey. Ours was a very basic one, like any other decent hotel room, but it was not moldy or smelly like others seem to have experienced, nor was it Hilton style. I liked the ability to use dial-up internet (if you had a dial-up account) from the room. It was free for one hour and they would charge you after that at $10/hour, but if...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2004

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70140
(504) 561-0500

Cafe Du Monde

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Restaurant | "Café du Monde"

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The Café du Monde was established in 1862 and has been a New Orleans landmark ever since. No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a visit (or multiple visits) to Café du Monde for beignets and cafe au lait. The beignets are square, French-style donuts with a liberal sprinkle of powdered sugar served in orders of three. They are definitely not on the healthy foods list, but hey, who comes to New Orleans to eat healthily? Café au lait is a mix of half-strong chicory coffee and half-steamed milk - the perfect complement for the beignets. The café is an open-air restaurant that looks out onto Jackson Square and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except Christ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2004

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 525-4544