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New Orleans trap

A March 2002 trip to New Orleans by JHuff1019

Lafiette Cemetery   Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: The city is very richly steeped in History, but also seemingly on the verge of collapse

New Orleans trap

Overview

Lafiette Cemetery   Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The tours are definetely the best way to spend your time while you are there. Any of the Ghost, cemetery, or plantation tours are a wise way to spend your money and your time. Tour guides seem to love what they do (mainly in part that tourism is the only way the city survives so they are well respected.) Quick Tips: The French Quarter, though it has some form of romance in it's age and history, it is a dump. This area of the city is supposed to be party capital of the U.S., but I am so very afraid that too many more parties, and it will come crumbling down. Best Way To Get Around: City transportation is the way to go. The cab drivers are over-priced and under-skilled (at best)...Read More

Sheraton New Orleans

Hotel | "Sheraton New Orleans Hotel"

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We got an excellent deal of $59 per night through priceline.com. The hotel was very nice, had excellent amenities, and spacious rooms. We were on the 23rd floor and has a huge picture window looking out toward the decrepid city. But still a great view, and a great place to stay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

Sheraton New Orleans
500 CANAL ST
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-525-2500

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Best Things Nearby:Located in the first block of the French Quarter on Decatur, the only street traveled as much as Bourboun.Best Things About the Resort:Location. New Orleans will never not have hounds of visitors. Lousianna law prohibts any more timeshares to exist, so we consider it an investment for the future.Resort Experience:Very nice rooms. Spacious and homey. Also contains a 5-star restaurant, Giovanni's that stays busy. Was originally built as a bordello to service the men building the US Customs House across the street. Interesting history. Unit Type: 2 Bedroom ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

Club La Pension
115 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504)528-9254

Cafe Du Monde

Restaurant

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Very pleasant, but extremely busy. Fast service at tables. There is no place like it in this over-priced city. 3 fresh beinets, and a cup of cafe au lait for $2.50! That is cheaper and way better than Dunkin Donuts!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

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

Crescent City Brewhouse

Restaurant | "Cresent City Brewhouse"

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Very nice atmosphere. The menu leaves a lot to be desired, but the food was great. They have a filet that melts in your mouth. It is served with a delicious beef based sauce, and shitake mushroom strips sliced thin and fried. An excellent meal.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

Crescent City Brewhouse
527 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
+1 504 522 0571

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We were just in from off of the street, and first sat down and ordered a drink. Mine was served to me with a fruit-fly floating in it. Thought the bartender quickly wisked it away I am still pretty convinced that they brought me back the same drink and just removed the bug. Our appetizer was pretty good, but our meals left a little bit to be desired. I ordered the blackend chicken which was covered in Cayenne pepper. The gumbo was awful, but the jambalya was good. Over all, not the best.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

The Alpine Restaurant
620 Chartres Stret
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-523-3005