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.
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.
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
Professional sports franchises in New Orleans include the basketball team, the New Orleans Hornets, and the NFL American football team, the New Orleans Saints.
The principal airport serving New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Perhaps the best known 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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Few cities anywhere are as vibrant, historically rich, and just plain fun as New Orleans. But itâ€™s not a â€śdummy proofâ€ť destination. Too many travelers leave town wondering what all the fuss is about.
That doesnâ€™t happen to those carrying this book. Written by local journalist Beth Dâ€™Addono, Frommerâ€™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, thereâ€™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 thereâ€™s never any guessing
Complete information on the cityâ€™s legendary nightlife scene (including the places only localsâ€™ know about)
Opinionated advice on which attractions and restaurants are worth your time and which can be skipped
Detailed info on the cityâ€™s lodging options, with frank assessments of whatâ€™s worth your vacation budget and what isnâ€™t
16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs
Maps throughout and a handy, full-sized pull-out map
About Frommerâ€™s: Thereâ€™s a reason that Frommerâ€™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 Frommerâ€™s
Streetwise New Orleans Map is a laminated city center map of New Orleans, Louisiana. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map has an integrated streetcar & bus lines with stations.
Coverage includes: Main New Orleans Map 1:12,000 Uptown Map 1:31,000 New Orleans Area Map 1:130,000
Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 19.25" unfolded
Visit the â€śCrescent Cityâ€ť and experience the intoxicating blend of people and cultures. Explore the unique neighborhoods, atmospheric places to stay, incomparable local eateries and outstanding venues to kick back and listen to jazz, Cajun and blues.
The pocket size map of New Orleans is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISEÂ® New Orleans map includes an index of sites, hotels, parks, museums, and food and drink options. Buy your STREETWISEÂ® New Orleans map today and you too can navigate New Orleans, Louisiana like a native. For more detailed travel information on the city of New Orleans, look for our new series Michelin Green Guide Short Stays New Orleans in the Summer of 2018.
Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the New Orleans in a short timeÂ—with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of area and thematic tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Frommerâ€™s New Orleans day by day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip.
Inside this book you'll find:
- Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps - Sample one- to three-day itineraries including neighborhood walks of the French Quarter, the Garden District and Uptown. - Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions that clue readers in on great finds and values - Exact pricing so thereâ€™s never any guessing - Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet, plus dozens of handy maps throughout
Our author is Diana K. Schwam who also pens the best-selling Frommerâ€™s EasyGuide to New Orleans and is a much-respected, and much-published, expert on the city.
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.
Â Â Â â€˘Â Itineraries help you plan your trip. Â Â Â â€˘Â Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more. Â Â Â â€˘Â Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes. Â Â Â â€˘Â Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time. Â Â Â â€˘Â Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans.
Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to New Orleans, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the city; trip-planning itineraries by interest and length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.
Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
Lonely Planet New Orleansis 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!
Inside Lonely Planet's New Orleans Travel Guide:
Full-color maps and images throughout
Highlightsand 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 infoat 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-outNew 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
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.
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.
Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans.
Â Â Â â€˘Â Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. Â Â Â â€˘Â Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. Â Â Â â€˘Â Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. Â Â Â â€˘Â Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. Â Â Â â€˘Â Area maps marked with sights. Â Â Â â€˘Â Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. Â Â Â â€˘Â Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. Â Â Â â€˘Â Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.
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.
Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.
Join Kala Ambrose, your travel guide the other side, as she takes you back to her roots to discover the Spirits of New Orleans. As an intuitive child born in Louisiana, Kala Ambrose grew up exposed to a rich variety of cultures and influences. The city that had the strongest influence on Kala was New Orleans, the port city known for its bohemian lifestyle embracing art, music and spirituality.
During this journey, Kala explores the haunted history of the city and searches for those who decided to make New Orleans their eternal home as a resting place for some and a point of revenge for others.
Prepare to embark on an enticing journey into the haunted history, paranormal activities, magical ceremonies and supernatural rituals and practices in order to fully understand and embrace the cultural significance of the variety of beliefs, superstitions, legends and lore.
Visit the resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery #1, have a drink at some of the most haunted bars in the city and spend the night in your choice of haunted hotels. With Kala as your guide, you'll tread carefully through haunted Pirates Alley and down the streets of the French Quarter where ghosts, vampires and other supernatural beings lurk around every corner.
Explore Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead with Kala Ambrose and prepare to be supernaturally and eternally charmed by the city of New Orleans.
Spirits of New Orleans takes you behind the scenes with detailed information about each destination. As your travel guide to the other side, Kala shares travel tips in each chapter of the book listing the best places to stay, shop, dine and party while in New Orleans!
Product Description: 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.
Walking New Orleans 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods Waterfront Districts Culinary and Music Corridors and Recreational Wonderlands
From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world's most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans, lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love of her hometown through 30 self-guided tours that range from majestic St. Charles Avenue and funky Magazine Street to Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, two of the city's "it" neighborhoods. Within each tour, she offers tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play, for in addition to all the history, culture, and charm that New Orleans has to offer -- and there's plenty -- Faubourg Marigny it provides tourists and locals alike with one heck of a good time.
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