Posts Tagged: Must See New Orleans

Cajun Encounters Tours: Plantations, Swamps and the City

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This post is a review of Cajun Encounters Tours, a family-owned New Orleans area business, specializing in swamp tours, but also offering bus and walking tours.  This outfit strives to give tourists an authentic Louisiana experience. Tours are led by local, licensed guides with deep passion for New Orleans. Guests visit some of the city’s most […]

New Orleans in a Day Tour

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New Orleans in One Day Tour

Our New Orleans in a Day Tour bridges the essential New Orleans sights, as well as some off-the-beaten-path alternatives, in a single day. Through a mix of walking and public transit, including the iconic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, we’ll see the Garden District, the French Quarter, the Marigny, and City Park, as well as the […]

The Voodoo Museum in New Orleans

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New Orleans has a reputation as a city of all things mysterious, unusual and downright eerie. So naturally, the Voodoo Museum is right at home in New Orleans. This post provides essential information for visiting this one of a kind museum as well as an analysis of reviews from guests to the Museum.  The museum […]

Preservation Hall in New Orleans

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How to Get Preservation Hall tickets

This post is about attending a jazz performance at Preservation Hall in New Orleans.  Jazz and the Big Easy go hand in hand, and in 1961, Preservation Hall opened to share and protect this cultural institution. Each night of the week, you can attend an intimate gathering to watch and listen to the traditions being passed […]

New Orleans Cocktail Drinking Tour

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New Orleans Cocktail Tour

This post is about famous New Orleans cocktail drinks, where to find them, as well as a review of the various guided cocktail tours available to you in the Big Easy, including our pay-what-you-wish tour.  Is there any more appropriate place to treat yourself to a cocktail tour than New Orleans?  Self-Guided Tour Guided Cocktail […]

New Orleans Riverboats, Paddleboats and Cruises

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New Orleans Riverboat Tour and Paddlewheel

This post compares the various different riverboat tours, paddleboat tours and cruises available to you in New Orleans to help you choose the right one from you. The two most popular cruises are aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler and Steamboat Natchez (details below), but you can hop a ferry for just a few dollars. Each offers […]

Self Guided Tours of New Orleans

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We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours of New Orleans to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours.  Some tours, like our […]

New Orleans Swamp Tour Reviews

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New Orleans Swamp tour

This post is a review of the best New Orleans swamp tours available to you, including tips on saving money.  Exploring one of the swamps surrounding New Orleans is one of the most interesting things you could do as a day trip from the city.  Aside from alligators, the swamps are teeming with wildlife, from bald […]

Esplanade Avenue & Bayou St. John Self Guided Tour

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One reason the French decided to settle New Orleans was the nearby Bayou St. John, a sluggish outlet of nearby Lake Pontchartrain. The waterway skirted the relative high ground of the Esplanade Ridge, which stretched down toward the city. Here in this area the first French settlers established a camp. Here is where the French first […]

Things to See in Faubourg Marigny | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to see in Marigny

Bounded by Elysian Fields and Esplanade Avenue, the Faubourg Marigny is one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods. Originally it was a prosperous plantation, and much the old French colonial buildings were constructed from cypress trees cut to clear the land. The plantation later specialized in brick laying. The owner in 1805 was Bernard de Marigny. […]