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New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:23:06 PM »
Hello,

I've read through the other New Orleans thread and am looking for more suggestions on what to do or where to go.  We'll be there Sunday - Tuesday, so it's a short trip, but I want to make a plan before we go.  Our hotel is on Canal Street. 

Is there any ballroom dancing nearby?  ;)

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 02:03:50 PM »
French Quarter, have some beignets and cafe at the Cafe du monde.
the French market there.
There is an aquarium there also that I've been to a couple of times.

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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 03:15:13 PM »
I don't know about Ballroom dancing, but there is lots of music and dancing all over.

I will try not to repeat myself from the other thread, although I stand by everything I said there. I have been told Rock'n'Bowl is excellent for dancing, although not of the ballroom variety.

Do do a ghost tour and cemetery tour. Do eat rich foods. Do laissez les bons temps rouler. :)
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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 04:47:38 PM »
Thanks Morticia!  Apparently there's a Po'Boy Festival on Oak Street on the weekend.  As for a ghost/cemetery walk, do you have any favorites?

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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 04:52:27 PM »
This company is good. Very informative and respectful. http://www.tourneworleans.com
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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 04:54:13 PM »
In the midst of all the tourist schlock in the French Quarter (which I love), there's an elegant section of art galleries (which I also love). I particularly liked Gallery Rinard on Royal Street. They specialize in humorous animal-themed art.
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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 06:56:10 PM »
Nthing Cafe Du Monde.

My big recommendation is to get out of the French Quarter. It's great, don't get me wrong, but there's so much more to see. My other suggestion is not to get a hotel room in the middle of Bourbon Street. You won't get any sleep.
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Re: New Orleans in a few weeks - suggestions for what to do.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 07:29:23 PM »
I like to get on the streetcar and take a ride through the garden district...so pretty!