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New Orleans


Sometimes known as the "Big Easy", New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, and one of the oldest cities in the United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 484,674.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused the city's evacuation. Parts of the city were flooded and there was extensive damage from both flooding and the winds. New Orleans has been recovering since then, with people gradually returning - as of October 2006, the population was estimated as 187,525, although this figure is disputed by some.

New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana There are many reasons to visit New Orleans: The city is known for its rich history and French heritage, its unique culture, excellent food, jazz music, and most especially for the Mardi Gras celebrations.

Some of the attractions of New Orleans include:

New Orleans Facts


Here is some more information about New Orleans:
  • The principal airport serving New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

  • Professional sports teams in New Orleans include the basketball team, the New Orleans Hornets, and the NFL American football team, the New Orleans Saints.

  • Perhaps the most famous educational institution in New Orleans is Xavier University of Louisiana, which is a private coeducational liberal arts college.

  • New Orleans has many nicknames including "America's Favorite City", "America's Most Interesting City", "America\’s Most European City", "America's European Masterpiece", "The Big Easy", "Birthplace of Jazz", "City of the Chefs", "City of Festivals", "City of Mystery", "Mardi Gras City", "Nawlins", "New York of the South", "NOLA", "Paris of the South", "Queen City of the South", "The Queen of the Mississippi", "Saint City", "Super Bowl City", "The City that Care Forgot", and "The Crescent City".

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Books About New Orleans


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Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans 2018 (EasyGuides)

By Beth d'Addono

FrommerMedia
Paperback (288 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to New Orleans 2018 (EasyGuides)
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Few cities anywhere are as vibrant, historically rich, and just plain fun as New Orleans. But it’s not a “dummy proof” destination. Too many travelers leave town wondering what all the fuss is about.



That doesn’t happen to those carrying this book. Written by local journalist Beth D’Addono, Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans introduces travelers to the experiences other visitors miss; and has the type of insightful commentary on the iconic sights that brings them to life. The book includes special sections for those who are visiting during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and day trips to nearby plantations and nature sights. Finally, there’s exact pricing for every item in the book, along with transportation tips, to help make your vacation worry free.



The book is updated yearly and printed in large, easy-to-read type.



Exact pricing and public transportation instructions, so there’s never any guessing



Complete information on the city’s legendary nightlife scene (including the places only locals’ know about)



Opinionated advice on which attractions and restaurants are worth your time and which can be skipped



Detailed info on the city’s lodging options, with frank assessments of what’s worth your vacation budget and what isn’t



16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs



Maps throughout and a handy, full-sized pull-out map



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-02-21
Paperback (244 pages)

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Explore the busy streets of New Orleans, including the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, see where to get the best beignets and hurricanes, and find the best places to shop.

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   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
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With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans truly shows you this country as no one else can.

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New Orleans (Images of America: Louisiana)

By Eric J. Brock

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 1999-09-27
Paperback (128 pages)

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Few cities boast a heritage as rich and a local color as dynamic as that of New Orleans. Known the world round for its unique architecture, exquisite cuisine, flamboyant celebrations, and exotic peoples, New Orleans is a place where many cultures met and harmonized to create a city, and a lifestyle, unlike any other in America. Founded in 1718 as a backwater outpost of France, New Orleans was the catalyst for the greatest land deal in the history of the world, the Louisiana Purchase. Discover in these pages what made one city so appealing that a third of the continental United States was purchased in order to obtain it. Images of the old city streets and such well-known districts as the French Quarter reveal the charm and mystery of New Orleans, and are complimented by informative, historical captions. A virtual tour of the city, New Orleans provides readers with a glimpse into the past and preserves the images of landmarks that have vanished. A scrapbook of memories for longtime residents of the city, this unique pictorial history will also be embraced by the millions of visitors who are captivated by the Crescent City.

Fodor's New Orleans 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Inc Staff Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2015-11-10
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

New Orleans is a remarkable, vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams, melting pot of a city. Whether travelers are visiting for the music or food, to get to know people or party all night long, or all of the above, Fodor's New Orleans is the guidebook that makes every trip the trip of a lifetime.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on Hurricane Katrina, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans Cuisine
· Major sights such as Bourbon Street, Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Audubon Park, French Market, and City Park
· Side Trips from New Orleans including Abita Springs, Plantation Country, and Cajun Country
· Coverage of The French Quarter; Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme; CBD and Warehouse District; The Garden District; Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend; Mid-City and Bayou St. John

New Orleans (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

By Marilyn Wood

DK Travel
Released: 2003-12-08
Paperback (240 pages)

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Top 10 New Orleans (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

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Let the good times roll! New Orleans is a constant mosaic of color and life, and this top 10 guide puts all the fun at your fingertips. Find the best live music venues and attend colorful festivals and events. Visit must-see museums and galleries, view the city's many architectural highlights, and discover new places to shop or browse. Our insider tips help you find fun places for children and outline the top hotels and restaurants to make your trip unforgettable.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

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New Orleans Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in New Orleans, Louisiana (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Charlie W. Cornell

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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 72 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 65 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Art Galleries, Museums, Churches, Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Cinemas, Aquariums, Zoos, Tours, Festivals, Colleges & Universities, Libraries, Opera & Ballet, Stadiums, Arenas, Botanic Gardens, Pool Halls. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gastropubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment, Cabarets and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Adam Karlin

Lonely Planet
Released: 2015-10-01
Kindle Edition (256 pages)

Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet New Orleans is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything from jambalaya to beignets, or take a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Orleans and begin your journey now!

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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, environment, food, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Orleans map (included in print version), plus over 22 color neighborhood maps
  • Covers Uptown, Riverbend, Mid-City, the Treme, CBD, Warehouse District, French Quarter, Garden District, Central City, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet and smartphone devices)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet New Orleans, our most comprehensive guide to New Orleans, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything from jambalaya to beignets or take a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of New Orleans and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans:

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  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Orleans map (included in print version), plus 16 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers French Quarter, Faubourg, Marigny and the Bywater, CBD and the Warehouse District, Garden and Lower Garden Districts, Uptown and Riverbend, Mid-City and the Treme, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of New Orleans' neighborhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Eastern USA guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

New Orleans (America)

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Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Released: 2014-04-14
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New Orleans. The Big Easy. Home to a hybrid creole of cultures that produced the most recognizable city in the world. Avenues flanked by French architecture, intricate ironwork, and bright colors. A walk down Bourbon Street greets you with a heady mix of hot Mississippi air, gas lamps, and music filling just about every corner. Jazz. Blues. And the food. Oh man, the food. Spicy jumbalaya. Hot chicory with a beignet. A po' boy stuffed high with fried seafood. See the photos and hear the music swirl in your head while tasty gumbo dances on your tongue. Stand in the midst of strong and historic New Orleans and take in those beautiful nights that feel like they can never end.


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