Post # 1
The future hubs and I just spontaneously booked a trip to New Orleans. Any suggestions on what to do? We’ll be there for 4 days, but not til November. Obviously the French Quarter is a must, anything specific to check out?
Post # 3
The casino is nice and there is some shopping right near the casino. I’m not much on gambling but I enjoy walking into casinos and checking out their decor.
Post # 4
I was there in May and I loved it!
We did a bike tour of the french quarter which was amazing – we got to do and see things they you couldn’t do on a bus – and the tour guide was REALLY knowledgeable!!
Post # 5
I have alot of food suggestions: Cafe du Monde in the quarter for beignets, Mother’s for their po-boys, can go on a riverboat ride. I’ve never eaten at Brennan’s, but it’s supposed to be a really good, and I believe pricy. Pat O’brians for their hurricane’s. Harrah’s is a nice casino, and the ever famous Bourbon St.
Post # 6
you should try posting in the louisiana section too! (I live in Baton Rouge) how about a voodoo ghost tour?! i always wanted to try one but have been too chicken. you could take an alligator tour or swamp tour i think. definitely go to cafe du monde’s for the beignets (omg yummy!!) you can take tours of the older homes horse drawn carriage rides…
Post # 7
Thanks guys! I believe I have 4 days worth of activities now! Can’t wait :o)
Post # 8
I would really recommend one of the walking tours. I’ve been to NOLA several times and had not ever done this until we were there this past April. We did the Cemetery one, and it was FABULOUS! There was SO much history about the city included, and the tour guide was great.
Check for coupons…it’s around $20 a person without them.
And yes, you can NOT go to NOLA without stopping at Cafe du Monde for beignets…
Post # 9
yep, beignets and hubby and I enjoyed our swamp tour on the speed boat things (with the fans on back). Way fun 🙂 You can also find super tasty strawberry daiquiris on bourbon street.
Post # 10
If you want to splurge for an amazing dinner, go to NOLA’s in the French Quarter. It’s one of Emeril Lagassee’s resturants, and is amazing. Very expensive, but so worth it. As others have said, you have to go to Cafe du Monde, as well as Pat O’Brians Also in Jefferson Square there are horse rides that take you through the French Quarter and give you a nice guiding tour… also there is the streetcar rides through the garden district! It’s a nice way to get to downtown without driving. However, there are a ton of parking lots in the quarter. Also, I forget the name of it, but there is a very cute diner on the main road (down from the casino – going back towards the superdome).
My parent’s just moved there, so if you need any more info, just pm me and I can get some more for you. Enjoy your vacation, you will LOVE it. It really is coming back alive since Katrina!
Post # 11
Ok, we’re back and we had SO much fun! This city is amazing and we did almost all of the suggestions you guys gave us, thanks so much!
Here’s a couple pictures of our time:
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