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Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

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Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

We are two retired single ladies going to New Orleans for a few days and would like ideas of activities, restaurants, etc. We are planning to stay in the French Quarter and would love to experience the culture. Ideas, please?

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1. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

When do you plan to visit. Here's a few good hotel choices but you need to know that rates vary depending on demand. I would look for a low hotel rate before I set my travel dates. Will you be flying. You won't need a car if you fly and stay in the FQ. Enjoy your visit.

Chateau Bourbon Hotel @ 800 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 0800.

http://www.chateaubourbonneworleans.com/

Hotel Le Marais @ 717 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 525 - 2300.

http://www.hotellemarais.com/

Hotel Mazarin @ 730 Bienville St. New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 7300.

http://www.hotelmazarin.com/

Hotel Monteleone @ 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 3341.

http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Hotel Provincial @ 1024 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 581 - 4995.

http://www.hotelprovincial.com/

Hotel St. Marie @ 827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 561-8951.

http://www.hotelstmarie.com/

Place D'Armes Hotel @ 625 Saint Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 524 - 4531.

http://www.placedarmes.com/

Iberville Suites Hotel @ 910 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 866 - 229 - 4351.

http://www.ibervillesuites.com/

Hotel Monteleone @ 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 523 - 3341.

http://hotelmonteleone.com/

Dauphine Orleans @ 415 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 586 - 1800.

http://www.dauphineorleans.com/

Prince Conti Hotel @ 830 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 504 - 529 - 4172.

http://www.princecontihotel.com/

 

 

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2. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

Take a look up on the right for frequently asked questions and also use the search feature and that might help you narrow down your questions to specifics and also take a look at frommers guide to no online.

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3. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

Speaking as one retired lady to another, the best way to soak up New Orleans wonderful culture is to just walk! Stroll the Quarter, stop in wherever you like, and enjoy. For a first time trip please be sure to walk the Moonwalk along the river, stop in the cathedral at Jackson Square, take a carriage ride, visit Preservation Hall for some music, have some beignets at Cafe du Monde, ride the streetcar, have a hurricane at Pat O's or Lafittes, have a muffaletta at Central, try a ramos gin fizz at the Sazerac Bar. The list goes on! As Cajunyank posted, take a look at the right side of this page for a lot of helpful info.

Please bring comfortable shoes and clothing. New Orleans is not a fussy town, and you can dress comfortably. If you have the time, visit the Garden District to see the magnificent homes. Enjoy your trip and all of us would love a trip report!

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4. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

Also go to neworleansonline.com for 25 free things to do, restaurants, music, shopping ideas, etc. They have coupons you can print off and will send you a Visitor's Guide with maps, etc.

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5. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

Here are SOME of the "must dos" in the French Quarter alone:

-Visit Jackson Square and peruse the offerings of the artists and craftsmen there.

-Stop often and listen to the street musicians and observe the street performers.  BE SURE TO TIP THEM IF YOU LIKE THEIR PERFORMANCE. ( For that reason, be sure to bring a bunch of dollar bills, and fives too.)

-Go into the beautiful old St Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square. Again, BE SURE TO LEAVE AN OFFERING to show your appreciation.

-Visit the French Market to peruse the Flea Market and the Farmer's Market and the associated restaurants and shops.

-Take a buggy ride from Jackson Square around the Quarter to get narrated history lesson.

-Eat a beignet at Cafe Du Monde.

-Eat a po'boy sandwich or some crawfish or alligator on a stick.

-Drink a Hurricane in the courtyard at Pat O'Briens.

-Take a walk along the Mississippi River levee.

- Take a cruise down the river on the Riverboat Natchez.

-Take a FREE ride on the Algiers Ferry to get a great view of tje Quarter from the river.

-Peruse the art galleries on Royal Street.

-At nite, either watch or particpate in the spirit of bacchanalia on Bourbon Street.

-As an alternative at nite, walk over to Frenchman Street to the jazz clubs.

-EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT, EAT at many of the dozens of superb dining establishments in the Quarter.

-SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP, SHOP in everything from "touristy" shops to high-end places.

-DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK if that is your wont.  Lots of places and lots of differnt drinks.

-Take a ride on fhe streetcars, which opens up an entire new set of activities OUTSIDE of the FQ!

-Take a tour to visit local plantations or swamps or a "Katrina tour" to understand the devastation and recovery from that terrible event.

And this list has only touched on SOME of the highlights.  Others will, I'm sure, add to this list.

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6. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

FREE.......

neworleansonline.com/neworleans/attractions/…

Don't miss Frenchmen Street……..

DBA @ 618 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 = 942 – 3731.

http://dbabars.com/dbano/

Spotted Cat @ 623 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 943 – 3887.

http://www.spottedcatmusicclub.com/

Blue Nile @ 532 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 948 – 2583.

http://www.bluenilelive.com/

Apple Barrel Bar @ 609 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 949 – 9399.

Three Muses @ 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 298 – 8746.

http://www.thethreemuses.com/

Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club @ 1931 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 945 - 9654.

www.sweetlorrainesjazzclub.com/home.htm

Royal Street Inn and R Bar @ 1431 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504 - 948 - 7499.

http://royalstreetinn.com/

Snugg Harbor Jazz Bistro @ 626 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA. 504 - 949 - 0696.

http://www.snugjazz.com/site/

Maison @ 508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 504 – 371 – 5543.

http://www.maisonfrenchmen.com/

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7. Re: Two retired ladies looking for ideas in New Orleans

Thank you, everyone. That's a great list you have given me. I'll report back to you.

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