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Best of New Orleans Guide

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New Orleans
Laissez les bons temps rouler! In New Orleans the good times are perpetually rolling down Bourbon Street, which, thanks to the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, has quite a party animal reputation. Once you’ve soaked up the scenery of the historic French Quarter, tour the elegant Garden District and meet the colorful characters of Frenchmen Street. Experience the city's supernatural vibe at the Voodoo Museum or by taking a guided ghost or vampire tour through taverns, alleyways, and cemeteries.

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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Owner description: Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and... more Owner description: Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America's National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the "Greatest Generation" comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop - delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Museum exhibits and the Museum Store are open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. All venues are closed Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Jackson Square
Jackson Square
Fun area with street painters, musicians and jugglers.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Historic Walking Areas
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St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral
The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Churches & Cathedrals
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Frenchmen Street
Frenchmen Street
Attraction type: Flea & Street Markets; Neighborhoods
Royal Street
Royal Street
This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
Attraction type: Specialty & Gift Shops; Historic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
Angelo Brocato Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout
GW Fins
GW Fins
Ranked #2 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $50 - $58
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Southern Candymakers
Southern Candymakers
Ranked #3 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $1 - $205
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Upperline Restaurant
Upperline Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $33 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, French, American, Cajun & Creole, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Shaya
Shaya
Ranked #5 of 1,769 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Israeli
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Terrell House Bed and Breakfast
Terrell House Bed and Breakfast
$125 - $250
Ranked #3 of 141 New Orleans B&B and Inns
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House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast
House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast
$100 - $150
Ranked #5 of 141 New Orleans B&B and Inns
Chimes Bed and Breakfast
Chimes Bed and Breakfast
$65 - $175
Ranked #8 of 141 New Orleans B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

NOLA Grand Canal Hotel
3.5 of 5
NOLA Grand Canal Hotel
$107 - $286
Ranked #1 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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Grenoble House
3.0 of 5
Grenoble House
$193 - $475
Ranked #2 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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The Saint Philip Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Saint Philip Hotel
$185 - $467
Ranked #3 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Monteleone
4.0 of 5
Hotel Monteleone
$226 - $693
Ranked #6 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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Omni Royal Orleans
4.0 of 5
Omni Royal Orleans
$176 - $457
Ranked #10 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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Windsor Court Hotel
4.5 of 5
Windsor Court Hotel
$282 - $623
Ranked #12 of 156 Hotels in New Orleans
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