9780764562143

The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764562143

  • ISBN10:

    0764562142

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Summary

The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan. Frank and opinionated, The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans offers hundreds of ways to save time, save money, and avoid hassles in the Big Easy. It's got complete coverage of Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and other special events; the lowdown on the hottest nightspots; street-by-street profiles; and walking tours of the French Quarter, the Garden District, Canal Street, and the Central Business District. More than 120 hotels, motels, B&Bs, and guesthouses are rated and ranked, and you also get comprehensive, critical profiles of more than 75 of the city's best restaurants. The Top 5 Reasons The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: It's a complete guide to exploring the city--French Quarter strolls, cemetery tours, architectural highlights, plantation excursions, and more. It has all the details on nightlife--where to hear the best jazz, blues, zydeco, and Dixieland, both on and off Bourbon Street. It's got the inside story on shopping--including the best antique shops and art galleries. Hotels are ranked and ranked for value and quality of rooms--plus proven strategies for getting the best bargains. The guide details how to plan and get the most out of your business or convention trip.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii
About the Authors ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction
Let the Good Times Roll
1(2)
About This Guide
3(3)
``Inside'' New Orleans for Outsiders
6(20)
Understanding the City
A Too-Short History of a Fascinating Place
26(9)
Parishes, Neighborhoods, and Districts
35(6)
The Fictional City
41(3)
Planning Your Visit to New Orleans
When to Go
44(2)
Gathering Information
46(6)
Special Considerations
52(5)
A Calendar of Special Events
57(5)
New Orleans's Major Festivals
Mardi Gras Mania
62(11)
Jazz and Heritage Fest
73(1)
Halloween
74(2)
Creole Christmas
76(1)
Cajun Country Festivals
77(2)
New Orleans Lodging
Deciding Where to Stay
79(3)
Getting a Good Deal on a Room
82(6)
Hotels and Motels: Rated and Ranked
88(12)
Hotel Information Chart
100(28)
Visiting New Orleans on Business
New Orleans Lodging for Business Travelers
128(2)
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
130(5)
Arriving and Getting Oriented
Coming into the City
135(4)
Getting Oriented
139(3)
Things the Natives Already Know
142(4)
How to Avoid Crime and Keep Safe in Public Places
146(8)
Getting Around New Orleans
Public Transportation
154(2)
Walking the Walk
156(1)
Public Accommodations
157(1)
Entertainment and Nightlife
Performing Arts
158(1)
New Orleans Nightlife
159(9)
Nightclub Profiles
168(34)
Exercise and Recreation
202(176)
Shopping in New Orleans
The French Quarter
208(4)
Magazine Street
212(3)
The Warehouse District
215(1)
Malls of Americas
216(5)
Sight-Seeing and Tours
Guided Sight-Seeing
221(7)
Self-Guided Tours
228(19)
Plantation Tours and Excursions
247(4)
New Orleans Attractions
The French Quarter
251(15)
Central Business District
266(6)
Uptown below Napoleon (Garden District)
272(1)
Uptown above Napoleon/University
273(3)
Downtown/St. Bernard
276(3)
Mid-City/Gentilly
279(1)
Lakeview/West End/Bucktown
280(3)
New Orleans East
283(1)
Metairie above Causeway/Kenner/Jefferson Highway
284(2)
West Bank
286(6)
Dining in New Orleans
The Restaurants
292(5)
More Recommendations
297(7)
Restaurant Profiles
304(74)
Index 378

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