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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Antiques, Architecture and Aligators oh my!

Lov'in New Orleans


My very favorite thing about New Orleans was all the quaint antique shops and second hand hautes.

  Ideas for your next visit to New Orleans




·        Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River



·        Browse the shops and stalls throughout the French Market for souvenirs


·        Listen to amazing Jazz at Preservation Hall


·        Relive history with a Plantation Tour


·        Grab a Coffee and Beignets at Cafe du Monde


·        Discover your taste with Creole, Cajun, French, Soul, Spanish, international cuisine


·        Try on masks and boas on Royal Street


·        Go on a gaiter swamp tour (This is a MUST!)


·        Ghosts, Haunts, Voodoo Tour Walking Tour


·        St. Louis Cemetery by horse and buggy


·        Garden District Walking Tour


·        Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art free on Wednesdays


·        Take a free self-guided audio tour of downtown and the French Quarter with the National Park Service at 419 Decatur Street


·        2 1/2 Hr Cooking Lesson at the New Orleans School of Cooking


·        People watch while you walk Bourbon Street


·        Give a listen on Frenchmen Street for live music


·        Visit Snug Harbor Jazz Club for a jolt of energy


·        Ride the old trolley


·        Taste samples of pralines and hand-made chocolates at Laura’s Candies


·        Listen to live music near the Joan of Arc Statue on Decatur Street


·        Ride the Canal Street Ferry (Free) to Algiers Point and see the New Orleans skyline


·        Join in the parades, they occur nearly every weekend when someone gets married

.        Walk on the wild side with a New Orleans Swamp Tour!



 
·        Hop on St. Charles trolley car to the Garden District
 
 
 ·        Dine at the Palace Café for Sunday brunch with live music


·        Explore Espanade Avenue to view Italianate and Greek Revival mansions


·        Check out the historic Voodoo Museum for fun.


·        Stroll Magazine Street art galleries, jewelry and fine antiques





·        Drink a Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s if you dare

.        Eat at an old fashioned diner in the Garden District (Take the trolley to the restaurant.) 


.       Check out the Downtown Arts in the Warehouse District.

I loved New Orleans, maybe I'll see you there on my next trip!

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