New Orleans, New Orleens, New Orlee-ans, Nawlins, The Big Easy, The Crescent City
French Quarter, Garden District, Uptown, Midcity, LakeView, Gentilly, Bywater, Lower 9th Ward and Algiers to name a few unique areas created by the diverse culture of New Orleans.
New Orleans is a city for tourism because it “speaks” to everyone. NOLA boasts a colorfully storied rich 300 years! It is rich in traditions from Second lines, Mardi Gras, burial ceremonies, and FOOD! I believe its diverse ethnicity and cultures have led to a rich atmosphere full of traditions that everyone can relate to on some level. Southern Hospitality is alive and well along with the old saying ” I’ve never met a stranger”.
Because of the diversity the choices for entertainment are never-ending. Ask five people where to get the best burger in town you will get five different answers and so it goes.
These are my husband and my favorite hot spots, must geaux to on our jaunts to The Big easy
Best Raw Oysters:
Acme Oyster House is a must visit restaurant in New Orleans. Known for their fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters
724 Iberville St New Orleans, LA 70130
Best Burgers: I know you don’t go to New Orleans for a burger but you have to go here! Port Of Call- no fries here extra stuffed baked potatoes! and the best adult beverages around! 838 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116
Deja Vu- in the quarter- closer than Port of Call but Port of Call a must 400 Dauphine St New Orleans, LA 70012
Best Hot Dog: I know, I know, but its a must. They are world known LUCKY DOG on every street corner in the quarter
Best Local Cuisine- Commanders Palace, Cafe Du Monde all the touristy places will do
Best Bar: Goldmine 701 Dauphine St New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 you wont be bored here and you have to try a flaming Dr. Pepper.. great music…inexpensive drinks
Best Hotel: Prince Conti Hotel 830 Conti St New Orleans, LA 70112
Of course, you have the zoo, aquarium, insectarium for the kids.
St. Louis Cathedral is a must see.
Thank you to Cyndi for sharing her local secrets with us on the blog! I’ve always wanted to visit the city for an extended time! I hope to do that soon!!!
Let me know your hot spots you love in NOLA!!