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Everything in New Orleans is a good idea

New Orleans, LA, United States
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I was in the beautiful and lively city of New Orleans during the labour day weekend and I fell in love with the city. New Orleans is unlike any city I've ever visited. The vibe in the city is such that it makes you part of it even if you are just visiting. The best part of New Orleans is its music and food. Few might even say the party scene. Jazz and Jambalaya for me. New Orleans has a history of being haunted especially the French Quarters and the Haunted tours in New Orleans is a must do. But, don't forget to carry a drink with you. The open container policy in the french quarters makes it easy for you to enjoy the city tours while enjoying your drink on a hot a humid day.
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Bars and nightlife

The Sazerac Bar
One of the best bars in New Orleans with Sazeracs, Gin Fizz, and Old Fashioneds
Erin Rose
A good and calm place for brunch cocktails and blood marys.
Pirate Alley
You will find a lot of good bars and absinthe places on this street.

Culture and experiences

Preservation Hall
The best place to listen to a jazz concert. Tickets get sold out very quickly and lines can be big.

Points of interest

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
The price for entry is $5. It is packed with exhibits and history lessons. Our guide for the ghost tour recommended we go inside and we were happy we did.
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
We took a free walking tour of this cemetery and garden district. A lot of history and haunted stories.
Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras World
Took a tour of this place. You can wear the costumes and experience the floats.
Jamie Hayes Gallery
A beautiful gallery with whimsical style of art work. The staff was pleasant, helpful and very accommodating.
Syndey and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
This sculpture garden is adjacent to the NOMA within the City Park.
French Quarter
A Beautiful french architecture houses with balconies and gardens everywhere.
Garden District
They have a walking tour of this district where you can see million dollar houses and houses of celebrities.
Royal Street
Royal Street
A Great street to find small boutique stores and dine. Has a lot of antique stores and gift shops.
Frenchmen Street
Like Bourbon st, Frenchmen street has a lot of nightlife, adult activity with mainly jazz bars.
St. Louis Cathedral
Located in the old french quarter. This is where the free walking tour started.
The National WWII Museum
One of the best museums I've ever visited. A lot of illustrated history about WWII

Restaurants

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Located in the lobby of Ace Hotel. A good place to chill with a cup of coffee.
Spitfire Coffee
A good place to start your day with a good cup of coffee.
Carousel Bar
Upscale bar located in a hotel lobby. You can enjoy your drink sitting on a carousel.
Killer PoBoys
You can't go wrong with a good po'boy and fries and this place serves the best ones.
Pêche Seafood Grill
One of the expensive seafood places in New Orleans with amazing food.
Royal House
A trip to New Orleans is not complete with out indulging yourself in oysters.
Cafe Amelie
Best southern food for dinner or lunch. They have an amazing patio.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
Best brunch southern food experience. Amazing mimosas, shrimp, and grits
Gumbo Shop
Best gumbo I've eaten in New Orleans. Good service and drinks.
Cafe Du Monde
A trip to New Orleans is not complete without a trip to this place.

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