New Orleans Cemetery Guide

New Orleans Cemetery Guide

This post is a practical guide to visiting cemeteries in New Orleans, with tips on which to choose as well as explanations of what you will see. There are over 40 cemeteries in New Orleans, each with its own charm and personality. One, St. Louis Cemetery #1, allows entry only licensed tour companies, like us, Free Tours by Foot.  

 

 
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Things to Do on Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street in New Orleans

This post is about things to do on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, including famous sights, places to eat, and places to hear great live music.

 

 


WHERE IS BOURBON STREET?

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What to Do in New Orleans in October

What to Do in New Orleans in October

This post covers things to do in New Orleans during the month of October, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly activities, all updated for 2019. 

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER

This is our list of the 10 most interesting and entertaining attractions and events in New Orleans during the month of October. 

For tips on the most popular activities in New Orleans, check out our popular posts:

Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass. Read more »

COOLinary in New Orleans

This post has the information you need to make the most COOLinary in New Orleans. This annual event takes place during the entire month of August.

 

 


WHAT IS COOLinary

During COOLinary, dozens of great restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu at discounted prices. Why do they do this? 

Well, August is quite hot in NOLA, and with the school season starting up, there are fewer tourists in town.

This means that restaurants have fewer customers, which is never good for business but is good for you.

What began as an effort to entice locals to come out to eat in the hot, humid days of August is now one of the highlights of summer.

Now, over 35 restaurants participate, including some of the most famous eateries like Antoine’s, Arnaud’s and Galatoire’s Restaurant.

Each will offer one or all three of these options:

  • Three-course brunch menus for $39 or less
  • Two – or three-course lunch menus for $20 or less
  • Three-course dinner menus for $39 or less

Note that the prices do not include drinks or tips. Still, the savings are amazing! 

This means that many other people will want to enjoy this opportunity so be sure to make reservations early! 

If you are wondering where the name comes from, it’s a combination of ‘cool’ and ‘culinary’ — COOLinary!

For more information see the COOLinary website

TIP: There are other special food events during the year, including Restaurant Week in September and Black Restaurant Week in late Juneearly July.

 


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RESTAURANTS BY NEIGHBORHOOD

Below is a list of some of the restaurants that participate in COOLinary.

Note that this list is not comprehensive. Check the COOLinary website for the full list.

We have chosen restaurants that are in neighborhoods that you are likely to visit during your trip to NOLA.

A walking tour makes for a great complement to a great meal, and we offer pay-what-you-wish walking tours of these neighborhoods. 

We include links to those tours as well as links to our posts of things to do in each of these neighborhoods.

 


French Quarter

  • Antoine’s Restaurant – Creole & French
  • Arnaud’s Restaurant – Cajun & Creole
  • Bourbon House – Cajun, Creole & Seafood
  • Criollo Restaurant – Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & Seafood
  • Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse – Cajun & Steak
  • K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen – Cajun, Creole & Southern Coastal Cuisine
  • Muriel’s Jackson Square – Contemporary Creole & Creole
  • Tableau – Cajun, Creole & French
  • Tujague’s Restaurant – Creole & Seafood
  • Vacherie Restaurant & Bar – Cajun

Consider joining us for our pay-what-you-like French Quarter Tour to walk off your meal! Or use our GPS-led audio tour.

 

 

Check out our post on Things to Do in the French Quarter for more information about this famous NOLA district.

 


Garden District

  • Apolline – Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & French
  • Cavan – American
  • La Petite Grocery – American, French, Italian & Southern
  • Pascal’s Manale- Creole, Italian, and Seafood

Get to know the neighborhood you are dining in by coming along on our pay-what-you-like Garden District Tour.

 

 

If you can’t join us, you can try our  GPS audio tour. Also, see our post on Things to Do in the Garden District.

 


Treme

  • Gabrielle Restaurant – Cajun & Contemporary Louisiana

Though only one restaurant in the Treme is part of COOLinary, there are many other dining options. See our recommendations here.

The Treme is one of New Orleans’ oldest — and most fascinating — neighborhoods. Join us for one of our pay-what-you-like Treme Tours.

 

 

Check out our guide to things to do in the Treme to explore the area.

TIP:  If you are considering a tourist discount pass, keep in mind that the New Orleans Pass includes a free tour of the Treme.

 


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NEW ORLEANS FOOD TOURS

If you prefer to get just a sampling of classic New Orleans cuisine, join us for our daily pay-what-you-like food tour of the French Quarter.

 

 

Be sure to read our other food-related posts:

 


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Restaurant Week New Orleans

Restaurant Week in New Orleans

This post has the information you need to make the most of New Orleans’ annual Restaurant Week held in September. In 2019, the dates are September 9-15.

 

 


WHAT IS RESTAURANT WEEK

During Restaurant Week, over 80 restaurants in New Orleans a offer a prix-fixe menu at discounted prices.

Some of the most famous eateries participate, like Antoine’s, Charlie’s Steak House and Galatoire’s Restaurant.

Prices vary by the restaurant but are generally around $20 lunch and $39 dinner. Note that the prices do not include drinks or tips.

Still, the savings are amazing! This means that many other people will want to enjoy this opportunity so be sure to make reservations early

For more information see the Restaurant Week website


WHEN IS RESTAURANT WEEK

In 2019, Restaurant Week takes place between September 9-15. 

If you are in NOLA for Restaurant Week, check out our guide to things to do in September in NOLA.

There are other special food events during the year, including COOLinary in August and Black Restaurant Week in late Juneearly July.

TIP: Restaurant Weeks occur throughout the year in many U.S. cities like New York, ChicagoWashington DC and more.

 


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RESTAURANTS BY NEIGHBORHOOD

Below is a list of some of the restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week.

Note that this list is not comprehensive. Check the Restaurant Week website for the full list.

We have chosen restaurants that are in neighborhoods that you are likely to visit during your trip to NOLA.

You’ll see links to our posts of things to do in each of these neighborhoods.

A walking tour makes for a great complement to a great meal, and we offer pay-what-you-wish walking tours of these neighborhoods. 

 


French Quarter

  • Antoine’s Restaurant – Creole & French
  • Arnaud’s Restaurant – Cajun & Creole
  • Bourbon House – Cajun, Creole & Seafood
  • Criollo Restaurant – Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & Seafood
  • Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse – Cajun & Steak
  • K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen – Cajun, Creole & Southern Coastal Cuisine
  • Muriel’s Jackson Square – Contemporary Creole & Creole
  • Tableau – Cajun, Creole & French
  • Tujague’s Restaurant – Creole & Seafood
  • Vacherie Restaurant & Bar – Cajun

Consider joining us for our pay-what-you-like French Quarter Tour to walk off your meal! Or use our GPS-led audio tour.

 

 

Check out our post on Things to Do in the French Quarter for more information about this famous NOLA district.

 


Garden District

  • Apolline – Contemporary Louisiana, Creole & French
  • Cavan – American
  • La Petite Grocery – American, French, Italian & Southern
  • Pascal’s Manale- Creole, Italian, and Seafood

Get to know the neighborhood you are dining in by coming along on our pay-what-you-like Garden District Tour.

 

 

If you can’t join us, you can try our  GPS audio tour. Also, see our post on Things to Do in the Garden District.

 


Treme

  • Gabrielle Restaurant – Cajun & Contemporary Louisiana

Though only one restaurant in the Treme is part of Restaurant Week, there are many other dining options. See our recommendations here.

The Treme is one of New Orleans’ oldest — and most fascinating — neighborhoods. Join us for one of our pay-what-you-like Treme Tours.

 

 

Check out our guide to things to do in the Treme to explore the area.

TIP:  If you are considering a tourist discount pass, keep in mind that the New Orleans Pass includes a free tour of the Treme.

 


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NEW ORLEANS FOOD TOURS

If you prefer to get just a sampling of classic New Orleans cuisine, join us for our daily pay-what-you-like food tour of the French Quarter.

 

 

Be sure to read our other food-related posts:

 

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Cajun Pride Swamp and Plantation Tour Reviews

This post is a review of Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, including reviews of their plantation tours and combination tickets. 

 

 

 

Tip: Before booking a tour, check out if they are included in any of the tourist discount passes.

Check out our post that compares the various different New Orleans attraction passes, combos, discounts, and coupons.  

If you are looking for a NOLA walking tour, look no further than our pay-what-you-wish walking tours

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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street New Orleans | 12 Awesome Places to Hear Live Music

This post is about exploring Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, a place just outside of the French Quarter and known for its music, food, and culture.

 

 


WHERE IS FRENCHMEN STREET?

Frenchmen Street lies east of the French Quarter and runs parallel to the promenade Elysian Fields Ave.

It stretches all the way north from the University campus in the Gentilly neighborhood to the Mississippi in the south. Read more »

August in New Orleans

What to Do in August in New Orleans

This post is about things to do in August in New Orleans, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and activities. It is updated for 2019. 

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO

This section will focus on the top 10 things to do in August in New Orleans.

For tips on the most popular activities in New Orleans, check out our posts on:

Many of these items are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.

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