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New Orleans

An April 2005 trip to New Orleans by angelfyre

Jimmy Buffetts Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: New Orleans, a nice place to visit

New Orleans

Overview

Jimmy Buffett's Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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We spent a lot of time on walking tours of our own and with a variety of groups. There is much to see and do.

Quick Tips:

Your lodging will have information and discount coupons often located in the lobby. Send for a free book and map offered at www.neworleans.com

Best Way To Get Around:

There is no free parking as far as I know. Walking or riding a streetcar or bus are the best ways to get around more often than not.

Ramada Inn Suites Downtown Superdome

Hotel | "Ramada Inn and Suites"

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We were going on a budget, and this inn was nice enough for the price. My only complaint was that the ice machines were not always ready to use. It was very clean there, and our view was very nice. There was a free van ride at the front of the every day. The location is excellent if you want to be within walking distance of major attractions.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 17, 2005

Ramada Inn Suites Downtown Superdome
1315 GRAVIER ST
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
504-586-0100

Entergy IMAX Theatre

Attraction | "IMAX"

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Into the Deep at the IMAX was an experience not to be missed! It was relaxing yet exciting. This can be a family activity, but is great for all ages. It is easy to get to and near other major attractions.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2005

Entergy IMAX Theatre
1 Canal St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 581 4629; +1

Walking Tour

Story/Tip

Lafitte's Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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While in New Orleans, we also visited with the son of a friend. He picked a vampire walking tour that was conducted at night. We were surprised to learn much from the tour and were able to go back in the daytime and see what we saw on the tour. Our tour guide, Jonathan, was very personable and interested in other people's impressions. His delivery of the details was impressive as well. He knows the subject, and, as an actor, was able to get into his role well. The tour was not what we expected at all, which was a good thing. Hearing that it was a vampire tour left us expecting the subject matter. What we learned was historic, and there were a variety of other interesting details. It was a ve...Read More

People

Story/Tip

Pirate by night.. Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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While I was in New Orleans, I noticed that there were homeless people doing things that caused me pause. Some were in places I never expected to see them. Some were collecting money for children, and while I would have dismissed this as a scam anywhere else, here there are children who are poorer than in other places in the USA. It caused me to do some fact-finding. The state is not run as you'd expect, and children do not get free healthcare there like they might in other states. While it is wise not to give handouts but a hand-up, children are a matter unto themselves. Also, when going about, oftentimes I was glad I carried a backpack and not a purse and that the men carried their wallets ...Read More