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November Weekend in New Orleans

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A November 2008 trip to New Orleans by CurlyGirl

Cafe Du Monde Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: A quick 2 day journey in downtown New Orleans!

Riverwalk Market Place

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Attraction | "Strolling through Riverwalk"

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As I wandered out of my hotel, the Hilton, I wandered right into the Riverwalk Marketplace. I'm always a bit skeptical of these mall-continued-to-hotel shopping centers, particularly those underground, but the Riverwalk proved to have a nice variety of stores both chain and unique to the area. The area was also low on kiosks, which to me are very annoying with sales people approaching you constantly - so a big plus there.My main goal was to visit Ann Taylor Loft for a coat, so I only stopped in a few stores along the way - a cute and inexpensive womens boutique that was very fashion forward, You Go GIrl!. I passed a few stories that seemed to be fairly low end in terms of fashion and wonde...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 7, 2008

Riverwalk Market Place
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 522 1555

Cafe Maspero

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Restaurant | "Cafe Maspero - Cheap & Delish!"

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We wandered out on a Friday night with our concierge giving us his "insider" recommendation of Cafe Maspero on the edge of the French Quarter. In walking distance from the big name hotels - Hilton, Mariott, etc - it was a perfect intro to New Orleans cuisine & flavor! Sitting on a corner, the restaurant was easy to find and had a rustic wooden outdoor look. We walked in to a fairly full and lively crowd and waited a few minutes for anyone to greet us. When our waitress came over, and she had amazing dreadlocks, we knew we found a fun place! We sat near the door which on a November weekend was a bit drafty. Prices were CHEAP! As a New Yorker, I always pay high prices/tourist...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 28, 2008

Cafe Maspero
601 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-523-6250

Cafe Du Monde

Restaurant | "Cafe Au Lait & Beignets!"

Cafe Du Monde Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Donuts and coffee, really, what more do you want? Oops I mean Cafe Au Lait & Beignets! This laid-back, large outdoor seating Cafe is a must on your trip to New Orleans.Cafe Du Monde's original outpost consists of waitstaff in cute white traditional diner style hats, dozens of outdoor tables (covered in a tent during our November visit) and a cozy indoor space. The price was right for two people, with two cafe au laits and a plate of beignets at only $6. For those not in the know, "au lait" means half coffee and half milk. They also serve it dark, along with milk and chocolate milk and freshly squeezed orange juice. The menu is written on the wall - or you can order inside a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

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

Mulate's Cajun Resaurant

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Restaurant | "Original & Full of Tourists, But Fun!"

Mulate's Cajun Resaurant Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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According to our waitress, the restaurant hadn't been that busy in "months" on the night of our visit. Despite the large crowds waiting at the door we got a table for two in about twenty minutes and were delighted to sit down and dive in to some delicious Southern LA cuisine!The restaurant is enormous with a fairly large dance floor in front of the live band-set up. There is a bar area that seats about 25 people just inside the entrance plus the gift item area, and more seating behind the bar. Tables are tight especially as people avoid the dance floor to get around when the music starts! Nightly music plays at 7 pm, at least on the weekends when we went, and provides a nice background set...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

Mulate's Cajun Resaurant
201 Julia St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 522-1492

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

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Hotel | "A High Class Conference Hotel "

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The New Orleans Riverside appears to go on for blocks - since it is connected to the RiverWalk, but unlike most conference hotels it has an easy layout. When entering you land on the first floor with a classy, busy restaurant and concierge desk, but you must go up one level (elevators or escalator) to the lobby level. They have several kiosks for checking in, or printing boarding passes, at the bell station along with several staff at the check-in desk. I was informed promptly that I had two packages waiting for me - which is a huge plus as hotels of this size frequently lose packages, and I knew it was off to a good start.My room was a bit musty upon walking in, but then the air kicked on...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2008

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