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Visiting Louisiana

To borrow a word from New Orleans’ most celebrated chef: Bam! In Louisiana, your senses run smack into the jazzy sounds and sweet smells of the bayou. If you can tear yourself away from the tables—piled with gumbo, crawfish, and beignets—you’ll discover a remarkably resilient place and people. Be sure to spend plenty of time in New Orleans - the Big Easy is loaded with things to do, from the storied streets and squares of the French Quarter to the bars of Bourbon Street to family-friendly places like the Audubon Zoo. Outside of the city you’ll find a state packed with fascinating history in places like the Laura Plantation, and natural, other-worldly landscapes like the Honey Island Swamp.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and ... Read More
To borrow a word from New Orleans’ most celebrated chef: Bam! In Louisiana, your senses run smack into the jazzy sounds and sweet smells of the bayou. If you can tear yourself away from the tables—piled with gumbo, crawfish, and beignets—you’ll discover a remarkably resilient place and people. Be sure to spend plenty of time in New Orleans - the Big Easy is loaded with things to do, from the storied streets and squares of the French Quarter to the bars of Bourbon Street to family-friendly places like the Audubon Zoo. Outside of the city you’ll find a state packed with fascinating history in places like the Laura Plantation, and natural, other-worldly landscapes like the Honey Island Swamp.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos ; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Louisiana

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Other Interesting Things In New Orleans

Written by MilwVon on 08 Feb, 2010

There's a lot to see and do throughout the city. During my last visit (June/July 2009) we were closer to the French Quarter and did quite a bit there. We also rented a car for a day and went out to see several…Read More


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My First Mardi Gras Parade (part 2)

Written by MilwVon on 08 Feb, 2010

A little more about New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. "Krewes" (pronounced like crews) are clubs or groups that organize the various parades. Largely social in nature, they often have a chosen king and queen who also ride in the parade on one of the…Read More


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My First Mardi Gras Parade (part 1)

Written by MilwVon on 08 Feb, 2010

The first thing I did when I learned that I would be part of the Wisconsin delegation to the US Soccer Federation annual meeting, I checked out the calendar to see when Fat Tuesday would be. Disappointed that I would be missing it by…Read More


New Orleans Jazz Fest - The Beat Goes On

Written by Mark McKirdy on 02 Oct, 2009

When Hurricane Katrina called on southeast Louisiana on August 29, 2005, it didn’t knock first. The wolf-wild winds simply huffed and puffed and destroyed more than 350,000 homes. Almost 2000 people lost their lives in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods. New Orleans…Read More


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Get Out and Experience The Quarter!

Written by MilwVon on 05 Jul, 2009

The French Quarter of New Orleans is really not very French at all. While discovered and initially settled under French rule, most of the buildings here today were built during the Spanish era in Louisiana. This is due to two significant fires that…Read More


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Dining in the French Quarter

Written by MilwVon on 05 Jul, 2009

While most of our time in New Orleans was spent outside of the French Quarter, we did venture across Canal Street into The Quarter for some meals. There are a lot of very famous places to eat in New Orleans, many of them in…Read More


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Uniquely Na' Orleans

Written by MilwVon on 02 Jul, 2009

In a post Katrina New Orleans, it is good to know that most of what the city is known for appears unchanged. I say "appears" because after what happened to this city and her people, there had to be changes after the disaster of…Read More


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River Road's Plantations of Louisiana

Written by MilwVon on 02 Jul, 2009

If you are planning a trip to New Orleans, include setting aside at least a half day to tour a couple of the plantations that this area of Louisiana is known for. They can be found along both sides of the Mississippi River about…Read More


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New Orleans: What an experience

Written by Travel'in Gal on 19 Dec, 2008

This was a wonderful adventure my husband and I had in New Orleans on March 3-5, 2003 before Hurricane Katrina hit. We really enjoyed it and even met Anne Rice at Emeril's Delmonico Restaurant. Bourbon Street is party central in the French Quarter of New…Read More


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Ninth Ward: The Sobering Side of New Orleans

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 13 Dec, 2008

Only a foundation slab and three concrete steps remain of what was once somebody’s home. Ed and I sat there quietly on the corner of Tennessee and North Galvez Streets in the Lower Ninth Ward. The effects of Hurricane Katrina tragically hit this…Read More


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