City Guide New Orleans, USA

Visiting New Orleans

It is often said that New Orleans is like no other city in the US and the second you arrive you’ll see what they mean. It is literally heaving with activity all year round and the fascinating mix of culture which exists there greatly adds to the colour and atmosphere of this remarkable location.

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New Orleans City Reviews

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    The city is perfect. You can do a day tour to several historical places and at night you can apreciate good jazz while drinking in several places. Besides that people there are extremelly friendly and the food is awesome,

    Insider Tip:I do not indicate taking those paied tours, they do not worth the price. Instead of that you can do a walking guided tour where you can pay less, actually whatever you want to the guide or what you think the tour worth. It is cheaper and you can enjoy more the tours. The touristic stuff are not very far from each other and anyway you can use the public transportation for going anywhere you want, that is faster, at least than the sighseen bus.

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    Halloween Weekend 2015

    I had a great time. I had a costume and no plans, ended up on a horror tour via the VooDoo Lounge, that was exciting and interesting. Had a few drinks and dance the night away at Harrah's. Although it rained a majority of the weekend it could nit stop the fun.

    Insider Tip:Always keep a mini umbrella or rain jacket on hand and watch the weather reports. If you are using the bus or streetcar purchase a Jazzy Pass it will save you money. Bring your own soap. And sometimes no plans are the best plans if you are open-minded.

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    One of my favourite Cities in the US

    I fell in love with this City and its vibe. It is so pretty and so much is going on every day! Great live music, nice people, not too big.

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    Jazz Fest Please

    I came to New Orleans for the jazz but it has so much more to offer if you do a bit of research. I did a sugar plantation and swamp tour combo which was slightly pricey but most of that is down to the fact that you have to get a tourist bus out there and that's the only way to do it (unless you have a car). If you like drinking heavily head on down to Bourbon Street but if you came for the jazz, hit up Frenchman Street and Preservation Hall (just off Bourbon St.). Such a lively city!!

    Insider Tip:There is actually a load of free stuff to do as well if you log onto 'free stuff to do in New Orleans' on facebook.

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    a splash of LIVE Jazz like i've never experienced..

    New orleans was a great place to visit as it being my first excursion there. I fell in love with the multiple street performers in the French Quarter. Po'boys were so dang tasty, & all other seafood specialties. Lots of incredibly scenic spots to come across.

    Insider Tip:Take a stroll thru neighborhoods. I went to the Bayou-Boogaloo & to take a break from the festival wandered thru the surrounding neighborhoods & seeing such history was beautiful. Porch city over there, i could only dream of having a porch for every room in the house, upstairs or downstairs any everywhere in between..

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