New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest), formed in 1970, is Louisiana’s largest celebration of the musical and cultural heritage of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. This annual 10-day festival of cultural events coincides with various international … Continue reading

Getting there and getting around

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  Map Link For most people arrival in NOLA is either by car or by plane. By car, you’ll likely be coming in via Interstate 10 over a long bridge. By plane, you’ll be arriving at Louis Armstrong International Airport, … Continue reading

Where to stay

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When visiting a new place one is never quite sure where to stay, and  like any city in the US, New Orleans has plenty of chain hotels ranging from the ‘by the hour’ to the more upscale establishments. The French … Continue reading

Where to eat

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City Map Guide Traveling can sometimes be a challenge and having a bad dining experience doesn’t make things any better.  In our years of fast-paced vacations, finding a good meal in any city was sometimes difficult, but after years of … Continue reading

What to see and what to do

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City Map Guide There’s always a question, when visiting a new city, of what to see and what to do. There are plenty of things to see and do in NOLA. In this section, we’ve provided you with a list … Continue reading

NOLA Night Scene

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City Map Guide NOLA has a different personality depending on the time of day.   It’s a city that’s quiet and lazy in the morning, busy during the day showing tourists its history and spicing things up after dark.   Once the … Continue reading

NOLA Street Scene

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NOLA has a very diverse and extremely active street scene, with artists and performers sharing their talent and uniqueness with passersby.  Artists, dancers, solo musicians, combos, marching bands and kids soft-shoe dancing on the sidewalks.  Music is always in the … Continue reading

The Museums

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New Orleans has a decent amount of both art and historic museums especially for the size of the city (Pop. 600,000 before Katrina).  You may notice that there is a thriving art community and you’ll see artists exhibiting their paintings … Continue reading