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.
- Daily walking and city tours are available everyday. Group rates for 10 or more available. We will post signup sheets here soon.
- There are several self-guided (FREE) tours of the French Quarter & Garden District available as well.
- www.nolatourguy.com (Free walking tours: French Quarter, Cemetery & Garden District)
- Haunted History Tours: including ghost, voodoo, vampire or cemetery tours (www.hauntedhistorytours.com)
- Garden District Ghost Tour (www.hauntedhistorytours.com)
- New Orleans’ Original Cocktail Walking Tour (www.graylineneworleans.com)
- Oak Alley Plantation Tour (www.graylineneworleans.com)
- Mardi Gras World (www.mardigrasworld.com)
- Honey Island Swamp Tours
Audubon Nature Institute
- Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Insectarium, IMAX Theatre, Audubon Park, Golf Course & Clubhouse Café. http://www.auduboninstitute.org/
The National WWII Museum & Tours
- 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
- Live Music every night
What else can I do?
- Kart racing at Nola Motorsports Park www.nolamotor.com.
- Ride St. Charles Streetcar – The oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! www.norta.com
- Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art. www.noma.org
- Get rich at Harrah’s New Orleans Casino. www.harrahsneworleans.com
- The Shops at Canal Place – Better hide your wallet. www.theshopsatcanalplace.com
- Visit Marie Laveau House of Voodoo. www.voodoomuseum.com
- Cruise the Mississippi on The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. www.creolequeen.com
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)
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- In Louisiana…alcohol, butter, cream and big piles of fried seafood are still good for you.
- 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.
- Go to confession Sunday morning before you head out and all will be forgiven.
(adapted from the gumbopages…& expanded)