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Old 11-13-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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Hey guys,

I've had a rough few months, and am rewarding myself with a vacation to a city I've never seen--New Orleans. I'm confident I can find a decent Cajun restaurant, but there are two things I like to see in any city I visit: museums, and bars. Anything you recommend?

Congratulations on beating the Falcons in overtime yesterday, by the way...
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Denver
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You should try some roasted Falcons.

But you won't find many Cajun restaurants in New Orleans. Cajun is about 120 miles west in and around Lafayette.

The National WWII Museum is in the CBD, The Cabildo is in the French Quarter, The Contemporary Arts Center is close to the WWII Museum, Louisiana State Museum or The Presbytere, New Orleans Museum of Art is in City Park, Ogden Museum of Southern Art is in the CBD, List of museums in Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lots of galleries and museums on Julia St and spread through the Quarter.

Enjoy your vacation.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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I am also going to be in new Orleans for my first visit. Any recommendations for must see places/restaurants? Appreciate any and all opinions.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Grab a decent guide book, your walking shoes, and some street car fare. Really no need for insider tips on your first visit. You will stumble into great stuff without trying too hard.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default Visit Algiers Point

If you want to meet some locals and visit a cool neighborhood take the Canal Street Ferry to Algiers Point and go to the Dry Dock Cafe, Restaurant & Bar | Algeirs Point, New Orleans, LA and The Crown and Anchor English Pub

The ferry is free if you are a pedestrian. Both the Dry Dock and Crown and Anchor are a short walk from the ferry slip in a very safe residential neighborhood. The Dry Dock serves lunch and dinner and 'Crown is a pub with a full bar and some excellent imported ales and beers. You'll be a stranger but once at both watering holes!

While you're on the West Bank you can also visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. The Kern family has been building Mardi Gras floats for many years.

There are also some nice bed and breakfasts to stay at on the 'Pernt, if you like that type of accomodation.

The French Quarter is fun to visit and there are some good bars like Pat O'Brian's, Napolean House and Gallatoire's but Algiers Point is an established neighbohood that many visitors to New Orleans never get to visit.

Have fun!

Irish
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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While you're on the West Bank you can also visit Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. The Kern family has been building Mardi Gras floats for many years.
Mardi Gras World is no longer on the Westbank. It's been relocated near the Port of New Orleans for several years now.
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