New Orleans Journals

Favorites of New Orleans

A travel journal to New Orleans by Inasuitcase

Quote: I can't seem to get enough of this city! It's a sensory overload every time I visit! The food, the jazz, the people... everyone is out to make sure you have a GOOD time! If you can, schedule a visit during one of their festivals or at Christmastime.

Favorites of New Orleans

Overview

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Sipping a hot cup of cocoa and enjoying a beignet at 3am... listening to jazz at the standing-room only Preservation Hall... the smells inside Central Grocer... walking in the French Quarter...

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

From your hotel, taxi it to the French Quarter, then WALK!

Central Grocery Co.

Restaurant | "Central Grocer"

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THE place to get a muffaletta! (Sorry, but how do you spell these words!) It is a sandwich, and so much more, that is native to New Orleans. Order one and share with a friend while watching the boats go by on the Might Mississippi.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

Central Grocery Co.
923 Decatur St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
(504) 523-1620

Cafe Du Monde

Restaurant

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It is a tradition... My first night in town I end up here along the banks of the Mississippi River enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and a beignet (Another tricky word to spell!) This place is open 24-hours and is a great place to catch up with friends after a night out.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

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

Magic Walking Tours

Attraction | "Magic Walking Tours "Vampire and Ghost Hunt""

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I have ventured on many such tours but this was by far, the best. No wonder it was Frommer's favorite in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

They offer NO phony gimmicks, like rubber snakes, vampires, drunken "guides" in shabby costumes, etc. This tour explores the legacy of death, suffering, decadence, mysticism, voodoo, and vampirism in America's most haunted city without tacky commmercialism.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

Magic Walking Tours
1015 Iberville St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
+1 504 588 9693

Le Monde Creole

Attraction

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Discover the lives of five generations of one of New Orleans' oldest Creole families. Learn their secrets that they only shared with Voodoo queens of long ago and see this Creole world come alive and slowly dissappear through changing society, slavery, civil war, the birth of Jazz, and, finally, the Americanization of Louisiana. This tour is based on one girl's memoirs and some 5,000 pages of documents from the National Archives in Paris. Learn more at their website www.LeMondeCreole.com I am thankful a passenger told me about this tour. I was enthralled by the story and the history. I only wish I could have done the p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

Le Monde Creole
1000 Bourbon Street - Suite 332
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 568-1801