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Old 04-26-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Hello! I will be moving to NOLA on July 1st and my bf is staying for a few days to take in the sites with me. What are some places that are "must-sees/must-go's"?

I have heard to definitely go to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and I also really want to check out Cure for drinks, but where are some other restaurants to go if we want New Orleans-style Southern cuisine? What is a fun place to drink with live music and more locals than tourists?

What sites should we definitely see? I have heard the St. Louis Cemetery tours are good. We are not too big into museums, but love beautiful architecture. Where is the best place to see the Gulf from?

Thank you so much for any help! I cannot wait to become a part of this amazing city!
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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Hello! I will be moving to NOLA on July 1st and my bf is staying for a few days to take in the sites with me. What are some places that are "must-sees/must-go's"?

I have heard to definitely go to Cafe Du Monde for beignets and I also really want to check out Cure for drinks, but where are some other restaurants to go if we want New Orleans-style Southern cuisine? What is a fun place to drink with live music and more locals than tourists?

What sites should we definitely see? I have heard the St. Louis Cemetery tours are good. We are not too big into museums, but love beautiful architecture. Where is the best place to see the Gulf from?

Thank you so much for any help! I cannot wait to become a part of this amazing city!
For live music, go to Frenchmen St. For architecture, check out the area along Esplanade and the Garden District.

As far as seeing the Gulf, if you want a "real" experience, charter a fishing boat. We're about an hour away from the Gulf proper.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:40 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Also-pricey, but Brigtsen's is a great restaurant.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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I know you said you were not into museums but the World War II museum is definitely worth the time to see it.

You also might consider going to Preservation Hall for music. Frenchmen Street is great for clubs and some dancing.

Be sure you check out the art in Jackson Square. You might consider a carriage ride to get some of the history and definitely ride the streetcar to see the Garden District homes. You can safely get off and walk here also. You might want to see the campuses of Tulane and Loyola. They have some beautiful architecture.

There are some many resturants. One of my gang's favorites is Coop's. While the last couple of times I didn't think my food was good, I am beginning to think it was me instead of the food as everyone elses was great. The Gumbo Pot is good and Johnny's Po Boys is good for breakfast or lunch. If you want something a little more up scale consider Muriels, Irene's, any of the Brennan resturants, or Arnaud's. K Paul's has wonderful classic New Orleans Cajun dishes.

Also, if you have time shop some on Magazine Street. Some fun and quirky shops there.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Thank you both for your recommendations! I have heard Frenchmen Street for music before also, so we will definitely check that out! Thank you @NewOrleansisprettygood, for the idea to charter a fishing boat. & thank you, @heyteach for the restaurant recs! Will definitely be going to a few of those!
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