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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


Here is some more information about New Orleans:
  • Probably the most famous educational institution in New Orleans is Xavier University of Louisiana, which is a private coeducational liberal arts college.

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

  • 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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Books About New Orleans


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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.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

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

Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (160 pages)

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

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.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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
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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.

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.

Frommer's New Orleans day by day

By Diana K. Schwam

Frommermedia
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Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the New Orleans in a short time聴with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of area and thematic tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Frommer鈥檚 New Orleans day by day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip.

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- Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps
- Sample one- to three-day itineraries including neighborhood walks of the French Quarter, the Garden District and Uptown.
- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions that clue readers in on great finds and values
- Exact pricing so there鈥檚 never any guessing
- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet, plus dozens of handy maps throughout

Our author is Diana K. Schwam who also pens the best-selling Frommer鈥檚 EasyGuide to New Orleans and is a much-respected, and much-published, expert on the city.

NEW ORLEANS - 2017: The Food Enthusiast's Complete Restaurant Guide

By Andrew Delaplaine

Gramercy Park Press
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NEW ORLEANS - 2017: The Food Enthusiast s Complete Restaurant Guide
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There are many people who are enthusiastic about food-the cooking of it, the preparation of it, the serving of it, and let's not forget the eating of it. But Andrew Delaplaine is the ultimate Food Enthusiast. This is another of his books with spot-on reviews of the most exciting restaurants in town. Some will merit only a line or two, just to bring them to your attention. Others deserve a half page or more. "Exciting" does not necessarily mean expensive. The area's top spots get the recognition they so richly deserve (and that they so loudly demand), but there are plenty of "sensible alternatives" for those looking for good food handsomely prepared by cooks and chefs who really care what they "plate up" in the kitchen. For those with a touch of Guy Fieri, Delaplaine ferrets out the best food for those on a budget. That dingy looking dive bar around the corner may serve up one of the juiciest burgers in town, perfect to wash down with a locally brewed craft beer. Whatever your predilection or taste, cuisine of choice or your budget, you may rely on Andrew Delaplaine not to disappoint. Delaplaine dines anonymously at the Publisher's expense. No restaurant listed in this series has paid a penny or given so much as a free meal to be included. Bon Appetit!"

111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss

By Michael Murphy

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111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss
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  • Go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighborhoods that reveal New Orleans' true character, history, and flavor
  • The ultimate insider's guide to New Orleans
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide
  • Appeals to both the local market (nearly 400,000 call New Orleans home) and the tourist market (10 million people visit New Orleans every year)
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs

As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, "To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else."

Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in any other city.

This insider's guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit "The Big Easy" each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry sabre, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City.


New Orleans: Then and Now庐

By Sharon Keating

Pavilion Books
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New Orleans: Then and Now庐
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New Orleans has the French and Spanish to thank for creating a unique blend of 18th and 19th century architecture that has made it one of the most photographed cities in the world. Then there is the madness of Mardi Gras and the lure of its international jazz festival that has helped give it the nicknames; 鈥渢he City that Care Forgot鈥 and 鈥渢he Big Easy.鈥 Before the rise of the railroads it was the most prosperous city in the South. The city fell early in the Civil War, in 1862, but the dwindling importance of cotton and the Mississippi that led to the city鈥檚 real demise in the latter half of the 19th century. Today, tourism is an important industry, and despite the inundation of floodwater from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, visitors have flocked back to the city. New Orleans: Then and Now features the must-see sites of the French Quarter; Bourbon Street, once frequented by a streetcar named Desire, the Old Absinthe House, the Napoleon House, the haunted LaLaurie Mansion, and the beautiful ironwork of the LaBranche buildings.

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