New Orleans : 12 Essentials in The Big Easy (+ 9 Bonus)

New Orleans : 12 Essentials in The Big Easy (+ 9 Bonus), New Orleans, Louisiana (B)

You may think that one of the main reasons of my interest was the city’s Cajun motto “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”).

Luscious French-inspired Creole and Cajun food, live jazz, street music performers, and unique architecture, make NOLA one of the greatest places on Earth to eat, drink, and indulge yourself with the temptations the city proudly shares with visitors.

And most important: you don’t need to be in your twenties or thirties to be able to enjoy NOLA, there’s room and suitable places for everybody here.

While the sequels of Katrina are still visible -mainly in the suburbs, but also in Downtown in the way of empty storehouses and buildings- the omnipresent spirit of “The Big Easy” keeps prevailing.

We’ll follow a 2 day itinerary, but I also added a few more spots just in case you are able to spend more time in NOLA.

Don’t expect originality: wherever you are staying, this day should start heading to the French Quarter, the “Vieux Carre”, or simply The Quarter, the original settlement of New Orleans established by the French in 1718. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: New Orleans : 12 Essentials in The Big Easy (+ 9 Bonus)
Guide Location: USA » New Orleans
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hugo Huertas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • The Cabildo
  • the Presbytère
  • Jackson Square
  • Woldenberg Park
  • Cafe du Monde
  • New Orleans Famous Beignets and Coffee
  • French Market
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitors Center
  • statue of Joan of Arc
  • Central Grocery
  • Royal House
  • Killer Po’Boys
  • Royal Street
  • Bourbon Street
  • Louis Armstrong Park
  • Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts
  • St. Augustine Church
  • New Orleans African-American Museum
  • Galatoire’s 33
  • Pat O’Brien’s
  • Bayona
  • Laffite’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
  • Preservation Hall
  • The Spotted Cat
  • Lafayette Square
  • Lee Circle
  • St. Charles Avenue
  • Prytania Street
  • Magazine Street
  • Lafayette Cemetery #1
  • Magazine Street
  • St. Casamento’s
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Commander’s Palace
  • Audubon Park
  • City Park
  • Metairie Cemetery
  • National WWII Museum
  • Esplanade Avenue
  • 1850 House
  • LaLaurie House
  • New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum