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Old 03-25-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Katy
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My wife and I are coming next weekend from Houston for the NCAA Final Four.
Neither of us have ever been to New Orleans before.
We already have a hotel booked in the French Quarter and know about the events related to the Final Four.
We are looking for other things to do like music festivals, good places to eat, clubs, maybe a little gambling, etc.
We will be flying in/out so we will not have a car.
From what I hear most places are within walking distance of the French Quarter.
Can y'all suggest some good spots to visit or post some links?
TIA
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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The only fests that weekend are the Old Algiers Riverfest which is in Algiers Point across the river from the French Quarter, and Fete Francaise which is uptown on Magazine St. near Napolean Ave. You can take the ferry to Algiers and take the St. Charles Streetcar or Magazine St. bus to get uptown.
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If you're really interested in live music check the music calender to see who's playing. There are a lot of bands every night of the year. Livewire Music Event Calendar | WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM

For food and bars it depends on how much you want to spend, and what you're looking for. I'll give you a short list.

$ Johnny's Po-Boys, Yo Mama's (burgers), Coops Place
$$ Lil Dizzy's
$$$ Irene's
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Yeah, to expand on what rburrnett said, there is a local music strip just downriver of the French Quarter (Frenchman St). It's "where's the locals go". If you want to venture out a bit but still go to a club, Tipitina's is (imo) the best in the city. It's at Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas.

As far as gambling, there is a large casino at the foot of Canal Street, so within a decent, but long walk from the Superdome.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Katy
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Thanks for the tips! Keep them coming!
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