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Old 03-18-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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I'm going to be in New Orleans for four days.

1. What to visit?

2. Places to eat
-Cajun Food?
-Seafood?
-Whatever else New Orleans specializes in

3. Places to get the Best Pictures of New Orleans
-Not too touristy, free
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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I'm going to be in New Orleans for four days.

1. What to visit?

2. Places to eat
-Cajun Food?
-Seafood?
-Whatever else New Orleans specializes in

3. Places to get the Best Pictures of New Orleans
-Not too touristy, free
Try Reds Eats in Wiscasset, or maybe the Courthouse Café in Great Bridge...
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm going to be in New Orleans for four days.

1. What to visit?

2. Places to eat
-Cajun Food?
-Seafood?
-Whatever else New Orleans specializes in

3. Places to get the Best Pictures of New Orleans
-Not too touristy, free
1) Take a ride on a vintage streetcar
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...Louisiana.html
Jackson Square
French Quarter
Atchafalaya Basin if you feel like getting out of town for a bit
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/atchafalaya/


2) Cafe Du Monde
BB Kings Blues Club
Commanders
Brennans
Napoleon House
K-Pauls
Really just depends what you are looking for and how much you want to spend. Probably best to plan on taking a vacation form a healthy diet while you're there too.


3) See #1 but pretty much everything in NOLA is touristy.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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You want to be sure that you sample both Cajun Cooking and Creole Cuisine. Some consider the Creole style to be "haut cuisine" and the Cajun style to be the commoner's recipes, and there is something to that, but I can tell you that the results of both are absolutely delicious! An example of two classic fish stews would be the Creole Shrimp Etouffee and the Cajun Seafood Gumbo - have them both during your trip and you cannot lose :-)

P.S. If you like down-home food, one other Cajun specialty to try is a Crawfish Boil!
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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I went back home for the first time in 15 years last week - I grew up about 40 min away from New Orleans. But, I went to New Orleans all the time growing up.

It was fun to see all the changes.

I stayed in Houma for 3 nights, because the New Orleans hotel rates were 3x the price for Spring Break week. Houma was my home town. And, we drove back and forth to New Orleans.

I enjoyed the French Quarter. There is a lot to see. Even a big Aquarium and a mall in the area. You can take a river boat cruise.

If you go to the French Quarter - stay on streets with foot traffic. As you get further away from the river, you will see less traffic. As long as you stay in populated areas, you will be safe.

I also visited the lakefront of Lake Pontchartrain. Go to Lakeshore Drive. Very pretty park that goes a few miles along the lakefront. My girlfriend really enjoyed that.
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