Posts Tagged: Must See New Orleans

Preservation Hall in New Orleans

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How to Get Preservation Hall tickets

This post is about attending a jazz performance at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, including tickets and reviews. Each night of the week, you can attend an intimate gathering to watch and listen to the traditions being passed down from one musician to the next generation. New Orleans and Jazz, they go hand in hand.  […]

New Orleans Riverboats, Paddleboats and Cruises

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New Orleans Riverboat Tour and Paddlewheel

This post compares the various different riverboat tours, paddleboat tours and cruises available to you in New Orleans to help you choose the right one from you. The two most popular cruises are aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler and Steamboat Natchez (details below), but you can hop a ferry for just a few dollars. Each offers […]

Self Guided Tours of New Orleans

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We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours of New Orleans to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  Some tours, like our […]

Esplanade Avenue & Bayou St. John Self Guided Tour

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Esplanade Avenue Bayou St. John banner

One reason the French decided to settle New Orleans was the nearby Bayou St. John, a sluggish outlet of nearby Lake Pontchartrain. The waterway skirted the relative high ground of the Esplanade Ridge, which stretched down toward the city. Here in this area the first French settlers established a camp. Here is where the French first […]

Things to See in Faubourg Marigny | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to see in Marigny

Bounded by Elysian Fields and Esplanade Avenue, the Faubourg Marigny is one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods. Originally it was a prosperous plantation, and much the old French colonial buildings were constructed from cypress trees cut to clear the land. The plantation later specialized in brick laying. The owner in 1805 was Bernard de Marigny. […]

Things to Do in the French Quarter | A Self-Guided Tour

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Things to Do in the French Quarter

This post is a guide to the French Quarter in New Orleans that provides a neighborhood map, tips on restaurants and nightlife as well as a self-guided tour which highlights the top 25 things to do in the French Quarter.  This map and guide serve as a great companion to our guided tour of the French Quarter as […]

Bourbon Street in New Orleans

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Bourbon Street, one of the thoroughfares to not miss in the United States.  Many people wouldn’t realize it is not named after the whiskey, but after the royal french house, because so much of that liquor is consumed on this infamous 13 block long street. There is more to do than just consume alcohol on […]

10 Top New Orleans Attractions

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New Orleans Tours

This post is a our selection of 10 top New Orleans Attractions that first time visitors should plan to see.  There are many more things to do in the Big Easy, but this is a great starting point. Related Posts: 20 Free Things to Do in New Orleans 16 Things to Do in New Orleans […]

Things To Do In The Treme

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New Orleans Treme house window

A visit to New Orleans would not be complete without spending some time in one of its most famous locations. As one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods there is much to learn and experience when you are there in the Treme. From its earliest beginnings as one of the nation’s few multicultural communities its character […]