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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 96%Local Culture
- 82%Art & Design Lovers
- 67%Spiritual Seekers
- 65%History Buffs
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- New OrleansMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
One of my favorite cities in the world! I don't mean Bourbon Street that is my least favorite. The people are so generous, the food is beyond belief, great hotels, crazy culture and the Garden District make this a place I can never wait to get back to.
- New OrleansOct 23, 2013
Of course you hear all about New Orleans, and how special it is. But it's hard to imagine until you go there and spend some time. It is a place unto itself, as much not-America as, say, parts of New Mexico. In practical terms, it's a great place to ride a bike--a good scale, and wide streets. There is so much music everywhere that even a rhythmless nerd like myself will be moved to dance. And whoa, the people. "Characters" doesn't begin to convey it.
- New OrleansOct 18, 2013
No matter what destruction has been wreaked upon this Creole city, N'awlins still has that never-fall-down voodoo vibe. I'm a huge jazz fan and musician, so I can spend literally days just crawling between bars and music halls, soaking up the sounds (and the beer and potent cocktails, too). An early morning walk along the waterfront followed by chicory coffee and powder sugar-dusted beignets is the way to start any day here right. Don't forget to tune in to WWOZ FM on your radio, online or via a mobile app to hear the real sounds of N'awlins.
- New OrleansMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
New Orleans is classic Americana: jazz, gumbo, architecture and history and culture, and plenty and plenty of immoderate boozing thrown in for good measure. Most people come only for the French Quarter, and they're justified in doing so, for though it's a tourist trap, it's also (especially once you leave the crowds of Bourbon Street behind) one of the most atmospheric places in America. Ride the streetcar thru the Garden District and gawk at the wedding-cake houses, get served awesome Chinese food by trannies and Lucky Chang's, or just wander thru the markets and alleys of the quarter with a camera: it's hard to go wrong here.
- New OrleansMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 05, 2013
I grew up in the neighborhoods surrounding New Orleans and really got to know some of the city's locales during college. Here are some tips:
1) Avoid Bourbon Street like the plague, it's generally an over-priced, inauthentic tourist trap. Go explore all the good music venues (like The Maison) on Frenchmen Street and real bars (like Snake and Jake's) instead.
2) Come here with an empty stomach, because all of the food is delicious (especially at Angeli's on Decatur). Oh, and the beignets are much better (and fresher) at Morning Call than at Cafe du Monde.
3) Plan your visit during any one of the city's multiple festivals (Mardi Gras, Po-boy Fest, Greek Fest, White Linen/Dirty Linen, etc.) and you'll love the city even more.
- New OrleansMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
I last came to NOLA for Halloween. It's a city still trying to put its feet up after Katrina, but you wouldn't necessarily know it if you were just based around the French Quarter. The one thing that surprised me was how expansive the French Quarter was with what seemed like endless alleys and streets. The cajun food is great, the locals are friendly, and the music is joyful. I heart NOLA!
- New OrleansMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Aug 27, 2013
New Orleans... a city dreams are made of. A place of romance, history, and mystery where all one's senses come to life... Take a timeless architectural visionary walk through The Garden District as Confederate Jasmin and Magnolia's in bloom fill the air; go on Uptown to the Maple Leaf where some of the best sounds in the world will be filling the air... truly Lassiez Faire; The CBD where the Waldorf Astoria's grand Roosevelt Hotel will pour you an original Sazerac; City Park is a joy with museums and gardens; and of course the French Quarter where history abounds and shops are seductive. Throughout the city there is some of the best food in the world wether you want street food with BBQ at the parades or a world renown epicurean luxury like Commander's Palace. People are friendly with Southern Charm we have it all down home, refined, or the loosest St in America Bourbon St. If you are lucky you might just see a Mardi Gras Indian, they work hard on those suits and it is a deep culture. Jazz does fill the streets of New Orleans, though the music from New Orleans branches out around the world and has great global influence in many genres. Emulated by many, but there is only one genuine New Orleans. Come Experience it! Le Bon Ton Roule!
- New OrleansMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Aug 22, 2013
There's so many reasons to love this town, it's hard to know where to begin. More Caribbean/old world European than American, I often feel like I've left the country when I land in New Orleans. And all the better for it. There's just something about the unique flair and open smiles of the people, the deep history, gorgeous ornate architecture and tree-lined streets, and of course, the sound of music that seems to follow you about wherever you go. It also doesn't hurt that the air is sticky sweet from early spring well into the fall, even when there's rain. Even in a poncho, you still feel like you've been transported across the sea.
NOLA is no average American city. Whether you come through for a festival or are just escaping for a few days to eat well and discover some of city's beautiful neighborhood for yourself, you won't be disappointed. There's countless gems whether your primary interest is food, music, art, cocktails, or landscapes. What's better, no two experiences have to be the same if you're someone who wants to mix it up. Well, except maybe one thing: I've yet to get through a trip in this town without stumbling into a marching band in some odd location. But if that's the norm, I'll take it. Makes me smile every time.