City Guide New Orleans, USA

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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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    All Day Partying

    I would suggest not necessarily spending all your time on Bourbon street; it's always crowded, smells bad, and doesn't have any attractions except for bars, really. The trolleys are pretty awesome and there's a lot of great history to the city if you have the time to check out more than just the French Quarter. Best tourist area would have to be the French Market... there were tons of local shops and some great places to eat. Plus it's just by the water.

    Insider Tip:Take a short trip to the end of the French Quarter to visit the Allways Lounge. There are some great cabaret shows and it's only a 15 minute walk from the rest of the high spots in the French Quarter.

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    Different ... In a good way!!

    I just have a love for this city! It's so different than any other place you can visit in the States! So much culture! Please make New Orleans a part of your trip - you will be happy you did!

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    One Night in NOLA

    So I was only able to stay a night and half a day here, so I didn't get to to do a whole lot. But I am definitely coming back. There is a lot to do and a lot to see. I could just walk most of the streets all day in the french quarter just looking at all the buildings. I say plan a little ahead because they have some awesome events that I missed out on.

    Insider Tip:Stay in well lit areas and walk with somebody if you can. Just be aware of your surroundings and you should be just fine!

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    Great spot to visit

    The live music is a fantastic experience even for people with no Jazz or Blues preference. Frenshmen street is definitively the best place to go out. In every bar there is a band playing music and the best, it ismostly for free. Good place to visit beside the French quarter is magazine street. There you can find very good restaurants and cool shops. If you visit New Orleans more than one or two days, its really recommendable to go to the swamps. Its a nice change from the city life.

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    More tacky than expected, but lively (very magaluf-esque)

    Frenchman street was fantastic, more typical of traditional new Orleans with jazz bars and nice restaurants. Bourbon street is very tacky, like Aiya Napa or Magaluf in Europe, it has lots of people on the street trying to get you in to drink in the bars. Very loud and busy street. Streetcars are great and not expensive.

    Insider Tip:When on Bourbon street look after your belongings, we had an iphone stolen from inside our friends bag while in a bar (they unzipped her bag while she was wearing it!) Go to Frenchman street and at city park rent a 4 person bike.

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