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New Orleans


Sometimes known as the "Big Easy", New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana, and one of the oldest cities in the United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 484,674.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused the city's evacuation. Parts of the city were flooded and there was extensive damage from both flooding and the winds. New Orleans has been recovering since then, with people gradually returning - as of October 2006, the population was estimated as 187,525, although this figure is disputed by some.

New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana There are many reasons to visit New Orleans: The city is known for its rich history and French heritage, its unique culture, excellent food, jazz music, and most especially for the Mardi Gras celebrations.

Some of the attractions of New Orleans include:

New Orleans Facts


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  • Professional sports teams in New Orleans include the basketball team, the New Orleans Hornets, and the NFL American football team, the New Orleans Saints.

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in New Orleans is Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier University of Louisiana is a private coeducational liberal arts college.

  • The main airport for New Orleans is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

  • New Orleans has many nicknames including "America's Favorite City", "America's Most Interesting City", "America\抯 Most European City", "America's European Masterpiece", "The Big Easy", "Birthplace of Jazz", "City of the Chefs", "City of Festivals", "City of Mystery", "Mardi Gras City", "Nawlins", "New York of the South", "NOLA", "Paris of the South", "Queen City of the South", "The Queen of the Mississippi", "Saint City", "Super Bowl City", "The City that Care Forgot", and "The Crescent City".

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Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Adam Karlin

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (256 pages)

Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet New Orleans is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything from jambalaya to beignets, or take a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Orleans and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's New Orleans Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, environment, food, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Orleans map (included in print version), plus over 22 color neighborhood maps
  • Covers Uptown, Riverbend, Mid-City, the Treme, CBD, Warehouse District, French Quarter, Garden District, Central City, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet New Orleans, our most comprehensive guide to New Orleans, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Top 10 New Orleans (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 New Orleans (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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Let the good times roll! New Orleans is a constant mosaic of color and life, and this top 10 guide puts all the fun at your fingertips. Find the best live music venues and attend colorful festivals and events. Visit must-see museums and galleries, view the city's many architectural highlights, and discover new places to shop or browse. Our insider tips help you find fun places for children and outline the top hotels and restaurants to make your trip unforgettable.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

聽聽聽鈥⒙營tineraries help you plan your trip.
聽聽聽鈥⒙燭op 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
聽聽聽鈥⒙燙omprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
聽聽聽鈥⒙燤aps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
聽聽聽鈥⒙燗dditional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to New Orleans, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the city; trip-planning itineraries by interest and length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid.

Fodor's New Orleans 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-10
Paperback (320 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

New Orleans is a remarkable, vibrant, bursting-at-the-seams, melting pot of a city. Whether travelers are visiting for the music or food, to get to know people or party all night long, or all of the above,聽Fodor's New Orleans聽is the guidebook that makes every trip the trip of a lifetime.

This travel guide includes:
路 Dozens of full-color maps聽
路 Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
路 Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what鈥檚 off the beaten path
路聽In-depth breakout features on Hurricane Katrina, Mardi Gras, and New Orleans聽Cuisine
路 Major sights such as Bourbon Street, Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Audubon Park, French Market, and City Park
路 Side Trips from New Orleans including Abita Springs, Plantation Country, and Cajun Country
路 Coverage of The French Quarter; Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and Treme; CBD and Warehouse District; The Garden District; Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend; Mid-City and Bayou St. John

Secret New Orleans

By Chris Champagne

Jonglez Publishing
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Houses built to resemble riverboats, the finest business hall in the world, a meteorite in a golf course, a back alley that serves as a portal of the voodoo afterwold, a 1960's time capsule, a house made of 1200 glass ashtrays, Lee Harvey Oswald forgotten Commemorative Plate, a secret doll museum on the second floor of a private house, the largest religious work of art on canvas in the world鈥

Far from the crowds and the usual clich茅s, New Orleans offers countless off-beat experiences and is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travellers who find their way off the beaten track

An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew New Orleans well or would like to discover the other face of the city.

New Orleans Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in New Orleans, Louisiana (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Charlie W. Cornell

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (180 pages)

New Orleans Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in New Orleans, Louisiana (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 72 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 65 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Art Galleries, Museums, Churches, Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Cinemas, Aquariums, Zoos, Tours, Festivals, Colleges & Universities, Libraries, Opera & Ballet, Stadiums, Arenas, Botanic Gardens, Pool Halls. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gastropubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment, Cabarets and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

New Orleans: The Underground Guide

By Michael Patrick Welch

LSU Press
Released: 2014-02-10
Paperback (264 pages)

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Red beans and rice, trad jazz, and second lines are the Big Easy's calling cards, but beyond where the carriage rides take you is a city brimming with genre-defying music, transnational cuisine, and pockets of wild, artistic locals that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be New Orleans.
With a respectful nod to the traditional and a full embrace of the obscure, New Orleans: The Underground Guide is a resource for discovering the city as it really is -- as much brass bands and boas as it is bounce and bicycle tours. From a speakeasy in the Bywater neighborhood to the delightfully sketchy vibe of St. Roch Tavern, lead author Michael Patrick Welch uncovers an unexpected tableau of musicians, venues, and novel ways to pass the bon temps.
Contents include but are not limited to: where to get naked, how to make the most of Mardi Gras according to banjo player Geoff Douville, what to order from the delicious Slavic menu at Siberia, where to find the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival, how to catch a performance by the New Movement comedy troupe, where to rent a kayak, and how to get in on the "bed and beverage" experience at the Royal Street Inn.

Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans 2017 (Easy Guides)

By Diana K. Schwam

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New Orleans is once again a massively popular destination, on the bucket lists of many travelers. Our author, Diana K. Schwam, has written four books and numerous articles about New Orleans, where her long-ago desire to become a resident followed, she says, a familiar sequence: Vacation, Enrapture, Home Ownership, and Weight Gain.

The book is updated yearly and printed in large, easy-to-read type. It contains information on:

- The world-famous cuisine of the city's unique restaurants
The vibrant music and nightlife scene
New Orleans鈥 much-acclaimed museums and the architecture and history of the French Quarter, Garden District, and other famous locales.
- The city鈥檚 lodging options, with frank assessments of what鈥檚 worth your vacation budget and what isn鈥檛
-16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs, at the front of the book plus black and white photos throughout

The book also includes special sections for those who are visiting during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and day trips to nearby plantations and nature sights. Finally, there鈥檚 exact pricing for every item in the book, along with transportation tips, to help make your vacation worry free.

New Orleans (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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New Orleans (National Geographic Destination City Map)
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鈥 Waterproof 鈥 Tear-Resistant 鈥 Travel Map

Whether you're seeking the jazz and nightlife of the French Quarter or want to take in the many museums and galleries in the Warehouse/Arts District, National Geographic's City Destination map of New Orleans will help you make the most of your visit. The front side of this map is loaded with information on points of interest in and around New Orleans including a map of Louisiana plantations. A map of the region and a diagram of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provide additional tools for navigating the area.

A detailed street map of the city is shown on the reverse side. Hundreds of points of interest including monuments, parks, theaters, churches, hotels, visitor centers, and more are easy to find with the multi-language legend. Transportation aids such streetcars, shuttles, and ferries will prove invaluable in traversing the city using public transit. Additional services such as police stations, post offices, and hospitals are included as well.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough 鈥 capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:8,200
  • Sheet Size = 17.75" x 24.75"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 8.75"

Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, Culinary and Music Corridors, and Recreational Wonderlands

By Barri Bronston

Wilderness Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, Culinary and Music Corridors, and Recreational Wonderlands
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From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world's most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans, lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love of her hometown through 30 self-guided tours that range from majestic St. Charles Avenue and funky Magazine Street to Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, two of the city's "it" neighborhoods. Within each tour, she offers tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play, for in addition to all the history, culture, and charm that New Orleans has to offer -- and there's plenty -- Faubourg Marigny it provides tourists and locals alike with one heck of a good time.

Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything from jambalaya to beignets or take a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of New Orleans and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Orleans map (included in print version), plus 16 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers French Quarter, Faubourg, Marigny and the Bywater, CBD and the Warehouse District, Garden and Lower Garden Districts, Uptown and Riverbend, Mid-City and the Treme, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of New Orleans' neighborhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Eastern USA guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

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