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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


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

  • The main airport for New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

  • 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

Streetwise New Orleans Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of New Orleans, Louisiana (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Streetwise Maps
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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 “Crescent City” 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 STREETWISE® New Orleans map includes an index of sites, hotels, parks, museums, and food and drink options. Buy your STREETWISE® 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.

Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Adam Karlin

Lonely Planet
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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!

Inside Lonely Planet's New Orleans Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • 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
  • 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

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.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-02-21
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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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   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
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   • 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.
   • 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.

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New Orleans (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

By Marilyn Wood

DK Travel
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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.

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   • Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
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Fear Dat New Orleans: A Guide to the Voodoo, Vampires, Graveyards & Ghosts of the Crescent City

By Michael Murphy

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By the author of the acclaimed Eat Dat, a brand-new guide to New Orleans's scary side, from Voodoo rituals to historic cemeteries and haunted mansions

Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a “bone watcher’s guide” with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You’ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading.

The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s food culture, the #1 “essential” book to read before coming to New Orleans. New Orleans Living called it “both reverent and irreverent, he manages to bring a sense of humor to serious eating―and that’s what New Orleans is all about.” In Fear Dat, Murphy brings similar insights and irreverence to New Orleans voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts.

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New Orleans (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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Whether you're seeking the jazz and nightlife of the French Quarter or want to take in the many museums and galleries in the Warehouse/Arts District, National Geographic's City Destination map of New Orleans will help you make the most of your visit. The front side of this map is loaded with information on points of interest in and around New Orleans including a map of Louisiana plantations. A map of the region and a diagram of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provide additional tools for navigating the area.

A detailed street map of the city is shown on the reverse side. Hundreds of points of interest including monuments, parks, theaters, churches, hotels, visitor centers, and more are easy to find with the multi-language legend. Transportation aids such streetcars, shuttles, and ferries will prove invaluable in traversing the city using public transit. Additional services such as police stations, post offices, and hospitals are included as well.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:8,200
  • Sheet Size = 17.75" x 24.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

A Guide to the Historic French Quarter (History & Guide)

By Andy Peter Antippas

The History Press
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Walking through the French Quarter can overwhelm the senses--and the imagination. The experience is much more meaningful with knowledge of the area's colorful history. For instance, the infamous 1890 "separate but equal" legal doctrine justifying racial segregation was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Cabildo on Jackson Square. In the mid-twentieth century, a young Lee Harvey Oswald called Exchange Alley home. One of New Orleans' favorite drinks--the sazerac--would not exist if Antoine Peychaud had not served his legendary bitters with cognac from his famous apothecary at 437 Royal. Local author Andy Peter Antippas presents a walking history of the Vieux Carre, one alley, corner and street at a time.

Secret New Orleans

By Chris Champagne

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Houses built to resemble riverboats, the finest business hall in the world, a meteorite in a golf course, a back alley that serves as a portal of the voodoo afterwold, a 1960's time capsule, a house made of 1200 glass ashtrays, Lee Harvey Oswald forgotten Commemorative Plate, a secret doll museum on the second floor of a private house, the largest religious work of art on canvas in the world…

Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, New Orleans offers countless off-beat experiences and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track

An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew New Orleans well or would like to discover the other face of the city.



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