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Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

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Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

We are two forty-something sisters who will be visiting New Orleans, for the first time, in November for about 24 hours. We would appreciate suggestions as to the must-sees for such a short visit, as well as places to avoid. Also, what is the typical weather in November in New Orleans? Thanks to all!

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1. Re: Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

That's not time for very much, but her egoes! During the day, street car ride through uptown NO, walking tour of Garden District....back to the French Quarter for dinner....Bourbon Street for drinks afterwards (Pat O Brien's for a Hurricane)....Cafe Du Monde for beignets and coffee after drinks (or the next morning) and that's aobut all you can squeeze in!

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2. Re: Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

Ditto to previous post. Maybe you can find a little time to squeeze in some great music. Enjoy!

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3. Re: Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

1. Eat breakfast at Mother's at 400 North Poydras. Order the shrimp or crawfish etoufee. You'll think the Gates of Heaven have opened for you.

2. Go to Jackson Square and take a horse and buggy ride tour of the cemeteries (they were featured in the movie "Easy Rider").

3. Wander Bourbon Street; have lunch at Deanie's Seafood - Casual Fun/New Orleans Best.

4. Go into ANY of the Music Clubs on Boubon Street for a hurricane (strong drink) and some rock, blues or jazz.

5. For dinner, may I suggest wither the Redfish Grill or Mike Andreson's?

6. When it starts to get dark, take a street car ride through the Garden District.

7. Wander around some more, check out the French Market and consider beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.

8. Your day is over; it's now time to go home . . .

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4. Re: Suggestions for 24 Hour Visit

If possible, I would take a city tour as soon as you can after arrival. This will give you a panoramic view of the entire city. With the time left, you can go back to something or an area you really liked from the tour. Dinner at a great New Orleans restaurant depending on your pocketbook. There are many that are very reasonable. If you want real New Orleans seafood and reasonable, try Acme Oyster of Deanie's. If you wish the best, Commanders is where you want to be, but make a reservation now. Wander Bourbon Street for a short while. Be careful of the sweet drinks as they will sock it to you when you least expect it. Next morning, du Cafe du Monde for coffe and beignets before you head off. City tour will show you the French Quarter, above ground cemetaries, Garden District and some fo the New Orleans neighborhoods.

Weather is usually at its best in November.