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

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

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))
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  
Author: Hugo Huertas
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