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Weekend trip to New Orleans!

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Weekend trip to New Orleans!

My husband and I are taking a last minute trip this weekend to New Orleans for my birthday! We are staying at the Park Hyatt French Quarter - any suggestions on restaurants/things to do while we are they? We get in late Friday night and leave Monday morning.

Thank you in advance!!!

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1. Re: Weekend trip to New Orleans!

Do make sure you go to Pat O'Brien's and the Cat's Meow .. Felix's or if you're on a budget French Market for the oysters for surrre

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This should keep you busy for a couple of days:

-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.

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

-Drink a Hurricane.

-Take a walk along the Mississippi River levee.

- Take a cruise down the river on a paddle-wheeler.

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

-Peruse the art galleries on Royal Street.

-At nite, either watch or participate 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 different drinks.

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

-If you are active, take a bike tour or a kayak tour on St John Bayou.

And this list has only touched on SOME of the highlights.  Others will, I'm sure, add to this list.  Be sure to ask more questions as you firm up your itinerary.

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3. Re: Weekend trip to New Orleans!

Thanks for the help!! We had a great time!

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