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Visiting New Orleans

Of course you go to New Orleans for its unique brand of rowdy entertainment—wild street festivals, jazz institutions like Preservation Hall, steamy French-Quarter clubs, and the debauchery of Mardi Gras. But the Big Easy doesn’t stop there. To uncover a different place altogether, experience its quieter joys: strolling among the elegant homes of the Garden District, touring the beautiful cemeteries, or hunting for souvenirs in the French Market. In certain places, the revelry of Bourbon Street can seem a million miles away.

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
Of course you go to New Orleans for its unique brand of rowdy entertainment—wild street festivals, jazz institutions like Preservation Hall, steamy French-Quarter clubs, and the debauchery of Mardi Gras. But the Big Easy doesn’t stop there. To uncover a different place altogether, experience its quieter joys: strolling among the elegant homes of the Garden District, touring the beautiful cemeteries, or hunting for souvenirs in the French Market. In certain places, the revelry of Bourbon Street can seem a million miles away.

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 New Orleans

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My Top 18 Things to See and Do

Written by Amber Autumn on 02 Mar, 2011

There's so many things to see and do in New Orleans. So, what to do first? I created my own list of things to help make any trip to New Orleans the most memorable. 1. Take a tour of the cemteries,…Read More


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The French Quarter - Plenty To See & Do

Written by MilwVon on 14 Feb, 2011

Whether your time in New Orleans' French Quarter is during the daytime or after nightfall, there is plenty to see and do. During our weekend getaway, we enjoyed spending time out and about taking in the vibe of the city.Our timeshare resort was on…Read More


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My favorite things, y'all.

Written by callen60 on 09 Jan, 2011

I love New Orleans. On this latest visit, I realized that, outside of Washington, DC, I’ve visited NOLA more than any other American city (outside of those I’ve lived in). Five years after Katrina, my affection and admiration for this city’s (and this region’s) residents…Read More


October in New Orleans

Written by Amber Autumn on 13 Oct, 2010

If you decide to visit New Orleans in October, you'll find that there's a lot to do, and in so little of time. Throughout the month of October, I recommend going to the French Market along Decatur Street and South Peters.…Read More


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Who Dat Nation

Written by Amber Autumn on 30 Aug, 2010

"Who Dat". It's the two words since 2009 that united and inspired everyone within the city of New Orleans and those on the Gulf Coast to believe in the Saints Football Team. The Saints are the Champions of Super Bowl XLIV…Read More


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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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