New Orleans

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The good times roll year-round in New Orleans, a city filled with charm and soul. Your New Orleans vacation will likely start with tours of top New Orleans attractions like the Garden District and French ...

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Arnaud’s Creole Restaurant

Since 1918, this French Quarter restaurant has offered classic Creole cuisine. Enjoy a savory Sunday brunch (entrees include Red Bean Omelette), as you enjoy the sounds of a live Dixieland jazz band.

813 Rue Bienville New Orleans, LA 70112

 
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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

If it’s creepy and crawly, you’ll find it here -- at the largest freestanding museum in the US devoted to the world’s 900,000-plus species of bugs and their relatives.

6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

 
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Bicycle Michael’s

Pedal your way around New Orleans, courtesy of a bike rental from this full-service bicycle center. Make sure to ask about helmets -- some New Orleans neighborhoods have potholed streets.

622 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

 
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Bienville House Hotel

On the budget-friendly side, this boutique hotel boasts good location (in the French Quarter), decently furnished rooms and a convenient parking lot for travelers’ cars. The hotel is also a 10-minute walk to Jackson Square and Café du Monde.

320 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

 
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Café du Monde

This French Quarter coffee stand is known for its delicious beignets -- square pieces of dough that are fried and covered with powdered sugar. Yum!

800 Decatur St, New Orleans 70116

 
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Cochon Restaurant

Set in a rustic, yet contemporary New Orleans warehouse, this famed restaurant serves up traditional Cajun Southern dishes such as roasted shrimp with hog jowls. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski use locally sourced pork.

930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

 
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Cooter Brown’s

For a casual bar vibe, head to this popular watering hole. Choose from among 400 brands of domestic and imported bottled beers, as well as pub grub like overstuffed po’boys. The bar includes 23 flat-screen TVs and two 8-foot drop-down screens.

509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

 
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans

For families and business travelers, this property offers a good downtown location (just 4 blocks from the New Orleans Convention Center), a seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour business center with computer workstations.

300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

 

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