Local Attractions

In between all the meetings, parties, and general “vanner fun”, there is a city out there to explore. We will be organizing tours and group outings to many local attractions. 

Planned activities:

Local Attractions:

Audubon Nature Institute

The National WWII Museum & Tours

French Quarter

  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – Bloodletting, leeches and questionable medical practices….What more could you ask for?  http://www.pharmacymuseum.org/
  • Restaurants ~Nightlife~BOURBON STREET~Shopping
  • Frenchman Street
  • Live Music every night

What else can I do?

Where to Eat? Some close & some not so close.

Really Close (walking distance):

  • Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Oyster House (connected to the Maison St. Charles)
  • St. Charles Tavern (24 hours)
  • Voodoo BBQ
  • Slice Pizzeria
  • Mr. John’s (steakhouse)
  • Houston’s
  • Al Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro
  • Avenue Bistro
  • Sushi Brothers
  • Emeril’s Delmonico (Italian)
  • Many fast food outlets are within walking distance as well

Not As Close (catch the streetcar):

  • Café du Monde – Since 1862 this has been the original French Market coffee stand serving cafe au lait and beignets.
  • Brennan’s
  • Lebanons Cafe
  • The Bulldog Bar & Grill
  • Commander’s Palace
  • The Gumbo Shop
  • Pat O’Brien’s Irish Pub
  • House of Blues
  • Superior Steakhouse
  • K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Superior Bar & Grill (TexMex)

Other Nearby necessities?

  • Wal Mart
  • Exxon
  • Brothers Supermarket

Essential information about New Orleans can be found here:




Average Temperature for February in New Orleans:             High: 67  Low: 48.

If this is the first time you’ve been to New Orleans:

  1. In Louisiana…alcohol, butter, cream and big piles of fried seafood are still good for you.
  2. You don’t need a full 8 hours of sleep a night while there….there’s too much fun to be had to waste it sleeping.
  3. Go to confession Sunday morning before you head out and all will be forgiven.

(adapted from the gumbopages…& expanded)


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