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

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

  • 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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Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Adam Karlin

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (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!

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.

Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (160 pages)

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

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:

  • 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
  • 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.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (320 pages)

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

Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, Culinary and Music Corridors, and Recreational Wonderlands

By Barri Bronston

Wilderness Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, Culinary and Music Corridors, and Recreational Wonderlands
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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.

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

By Charlie W. Cornell

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (180 pages)

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

Frommer's New Orleans day by day

By Diana K. Schwam

Frommermedia
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Frommer s New Orleans day by day
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Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the New Orleans in a short time—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, Frommer’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 there’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 Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans and is a much-respected, and much-published, expert on the city.

New Orleans PopOut Map (PopOut Maps)

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Experience New Orleans, the jazz capital of the Deep South, with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, New Orleans city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.
  • Includes 2 PopOut maps – a detailed street map of downtown and greater New Orleans
  • Additional maps of the Garden District, Streetcar lines and a locator map are also included
  • Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
  • Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
  • Key places of interest are listed offering you advice on the best things to see
  • Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included on the maps
Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for quick reference while exploring this historic city.

New Orleans For Free

By Paul Oswell

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New Orleans For Free
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FOURTH EDITION - FULLY UPDATED FOR 2017! Traveling to New Orleans on a budget? Here's a guide to free New Orleans, with dozens of activities that won't cost you a cent. Whether you're in town for Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, Halloween or just on vacation, you can enjoy free music, comedy, dancing, food, museums, art and culture. The book includes free friendly advice for visiting - especially during festival season - from locals, including where to go, what to see and how to make friends.

Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans 2016 (Frommer's Easy Guides)

By Diana K. Schwam

FrommerMedia
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Frommer s EasyGuide to New Orleans 2016 (Frommer s Easy Guides)
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Called "the most interesting city in America", New Orleans is once again a massively popular destination, on a travel wish-list kept by almost every American. Our author, Diana K. Schwam, has written four books and numerous articles about New Orleans, where her long-ago desire to become a resident followed, she says, a familiar sequence: Vacation, Enrapture, Home Ownership, and Weight Gain. In this freshly-researched and up-to-date Easy Guide of 288 pages, she'll introduce you, among many other topics, to the world-famous cuisine of that city's unique restaurants, the vibrant music scene, the much-acclaimed new museums (dealing with World War II at one, with Southern Cuisine at another), and the historic architecture of the French Quarter, Garden District, and other famous locales.

New Orleans Cocktails: Over 100 Drinks from the Sultry Streets and Balconies of the Big Easy

By Sarah Baird

Cider Mill Press
Released: 2017-02-07
Hardcover (272 pages)

New Orleans Cocktails: Over 100 Drinks from the Sultry Streets and Balconies of the Big Easy
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Mix up more than 100 of the Big Easy’s most celebrated and innovative cocktails, and immerse yourself in the culture and history of the South’s most famous city with this gorgeous new drink recipe collection.

New Orleans has a cocktail culture that goes way back—and for the first time ever, you can be transported to the heart of this trendsetting city with more than 100 creative and artful cocktail recipes. Tour the best bars in NOLA and around the world. Evocative photos, scene-setting bar descriptions, mixologist insights, party planning themes, and shopping tips make this the perfect guide to the art of New Orleans drinking.

With gorgeous, full-color photography throughout, and cocktails inspired by Crescent City writers, musicians, and revolutionaries, New Orleans Cocktails features unique libations shared by the best bartenders in the Big Easy, as well as creative new twists on old classics. 


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