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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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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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Mardi Gras 2007

Written by RoBoNC on 28 Jun, 2007

When most people think of New Orleans, Mardi Gras is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Although, Mardi Gras did not originate in New Orleans, it is by far the most recognized throughout the world. Hundreds of thousands converge on the city for…Read More


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New Orleans - Notes & Thoughts

Written by jenandfrank on 14 Jan, 2005

New Orleans, best known for its food, music, and Bourbon Street shenanigans. Bourbon Street is the mecca for those traveling to New Orleans. For anyone who is unaware, New Orleans is below sea level and therefore has a major sewage problem (that’s why…Read More


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Activities - Steamboat Cruise, Swamp Tour & Walking Tour- New Orleans

Written by jenandfrank on 14 Jan, 2005

Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise This was a two-hour cruise from the French Quarter down the Mississippi on an authentic steamboat. The boat itself was beautiful and very well-maintained. The cost was $18.50 for the cruise only and $26 if you included lunch. Tickets were…Read More


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Commander's Palace

Written by eviet on 16 Jun, 2005

New York, Miami, Berlin, Darjeeling, Sydney, Kathmandu, Florence, and Vienna are just a smattering of cities where I’ve torn through appetizers, entrées, desserts, and cheese plates, but no meal has been so delicately prepared as to end my search for foodie perfection – until Commander’s…Read More


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The search for the Perfect

Written by diminor1929 on 12 Jan, 2004

On our most recent trip to New Orleans, my husband made it his obsession to find the perfect New Orleans Hurricane. For the uninitiated, a "Hurricane" is a combination of various potent liquors topped with a splash of available fruit juices, then topped with…Read More


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