Fodor's New Orleans 2013 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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New Orleans is an incredible, vibrant, bursting at the seams, melting pot of a city. Whether you’re visiting for the music, the food, to get to the know people, or to just party all night long (maybe all of the above) Fodor’s New Orleans is the guidebook that will help make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime, every time you go.
Expanded Coverage: Includes new hotel and restaurant reviews throughout New Orleans, as well as in select destinations in Plantation Country and Cajun country.
Illustrated Features: A Mardi Gras feature, including a parade schedule, helps revelers plan their time, while a feature on New Orleans music provides basics about making the most of your Jazz Fest experience and how to best enjoy local music year-round. Neighborhood food spotlights, as well as features on New Orleans cuisine and cocktail culture will help make sure that you get all the best eats and drinks. An essential feature about Hurricane Katrina and its lingering effects on the city will keep you in the know.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Neighborhood planners with colorful maps, an easy to access Dining and Lodging atlas, and Best Bets for restaurants and hotels makes planning your trip easy.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s New Orleans offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their New Orleans stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.
public for self-guided tours Monday through Saturday. | 1100 Chartres St., French Quarter | 70116 | 504/529–2651 | $5 | Mon.–Sat. 10–4. Pontalba Buildings. Baroness Micaela Pontalba built these twin sets of town houses, one on each side of Jackson Square, in the late 1840s; they are known for their ornate cast-iron balcony railings. Baroness Pontalba’s father was Don Almonester, who sponsored the rebuilding of St. Louis Cathedral in 1788. The strong-willed Miss Almonester also helped fund the
of a Roman ruin. The park is a gathering place for the large Italian community on St. Joseph’s Day and Columbus Day. | 537 S. Peters St., Warehouse District | 70130 | 504/522–7294 | www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com | $8 | Tues.–Fri. 10–4. Arthur Roger Gallery. A highlight of Julia Street, this gallery showcases quality contemporary art, including work by local and regional artists. | 432–434 Julia St., Warehouse District | 70130 | 504/522–1999 | www.arthurrogergallery.com | Tues.–Sat.
Take a taxi when visiting the area late at night as public transit comes less frequently (about every 30 minutes). Making the Most of Your Time You could easily spend a full day in this neighborhood: a half-day minimum for visiting the Audubon Zoo and enjoying the park that surrounds it, and a half day for exploring the retail stretch along Magazine Street. If you have extra time, head to The Fly, the riverside park on the other side of the zoo where locals like to picnic on weekends.
weathered some difficult challenges, first with a fire that destroyed the historic old grandstand in the mid-1990s, and then when Hurricane Katrina dealt the grounds a blow in 2005. The newly renovated facility is modern and comfortable throughout, complete with clubhouse restaurant, grandstand café, and concession-snack bars. A slots facility was added in 2008, and the annual schedule now includes the popular Starlight Racing series, held Friday nights. The grounds are also home to the annual
meal plans. New Orleans Marriott Hotel. $$$ | HOTEL | This skyscraper hotel has a fabulous view of the Quarter, the CBD, and the river; it’s an easy walk from the Canal Place mall, the Riverwalk, and the Convention Center. Rooms are comfortable, service is friendly (if uneven), and nightly jazz enlivens the lobby—but the hotel lacks a sense of place. It’s consistently busy with convention visitors, and the crowds in the lobby can sometimes mirror those on Bourbon Street. Pros: excellent