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Guidebook for New Orleans

Food Scene
Poboys about 2 blocks away! Not a fancy restaurant, more of a greasy sandwich shop. Poboys here are so good.
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Gene's Po-Boys
1040 Elysian Fields Avenue
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Poboys about 2 blocks away! Not a fancy restaurant, more of a greasy sandwich shop. Poboys here are so good.
Upstairs has really good tapas. Downstairs is a dive bar with a pool table.
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Mimi's In the Marigny
2601 Royal Street
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Upstairs has really good tapas. Downstairs is a dive bar with a pool table.
Walk in and buy a bottle of wine and some cheese. Take it to the patio out back or upstairs in the winter for some chill live jazz music and really great small plates. Try the bacon wrapped dates.
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Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
600 Poland Avenue
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Walk in and buy a bottle of wine and some cheese. Take it to the patio out back or upstairs in the winter for some chill live jazz music and really great small plates. Try the bacon wrapped dates.
Great breakfast / brunch/ lunch. Has some southern style dishes and great boozy breakfast drinks.
75
locals recommend
The Ruby Slipper Café
2001 Burgundy Street
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Great breakfast / brunch/ lunch. Has some southern style dishes and great boozy breakfast drinks.
Coffee / Breakfast / Lunch . The Drunken Pumpkin is a pretty good boozy breakfast coffee drink.
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Cafe Rose Nicaud
632 Frenchmen Street
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Coffee / Breakfast / Lunch . The Drunken Pumpkin is a pretty good boozy breakfast coffee drink.
New sushi restaurant. So many sushi options!
Royal Sushi & Bar
1913 Royal St
New sushi restaurant. So many sushi options!
Probably the best Breakfast / Lunch place in town. Try the praline bacon and the duck waffle!
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Elizabeth's
601 Gallier Street
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Probably the best Breakfast / Lunch place in town. Try the praline bacon and the duck waffle!
Randomly really great Poboy sandwiches in the back of Erin Rose Bar in the French Quarter. Get the pork belly poboy.
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Killer Poboys at Erin Rose
811 Conti Street
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Randomly really great Poboy sandwiches in the back of Erin Rose Bar in the French Quarter. Get the pork belly poboy.
Famous place to get poboy sandwiches to go. Eat them on the sidewalk or take them to the riverwalk a few blocks away. I'm actually a bigger fan of Genes, Killer Poboys or Parkway but for some reason tourists like to go here for Poboys.
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Verti Marte
1201 Royal Street
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Famous place to get poboy sandwiches to go. Eat them on the sidewalk or take them to the riverwalk a few blocks away. I'm actually a bigger fan of Genes, Killer Poboys or Parkway but for some reason tourists like to go here for Poboys.
Famous fancy restaurant with amazing New Orleans style food. There is a dress code, women wear dresses, men wear jackets. If you go during lunch they have 25 cent martinis. Try the turtle soup! Dining here is an experience.
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Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Avenue
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Famous fancy restaurant with amazing New Orleans style food. There is a dress code, women wear dresses, men wear jackets. If you go during lunch they have 25 cent martinis. Try the turtle soup! Dining here is an experience.
Famous place for coffee and beignets. Its basically fried dough with a bunch of powdered sugar on top but it comes out hot and fresh. The line is super long in the morning but its open 24 hours, I recommend going at night for dessert. Don't wear black because you will get powdered sugar all over you haha.
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Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St
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Famous place for coffee and beignets. Its basically fried dough with a bunch of powdered sugar on top but it comes out hot and fresh. The line is super long in the morning but its open 24 hours, I recommend going at night for dessert. Don't wear black because you will get powdered sugar all over you haha.
Good food and nice place to sit down only a few blocks away. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've never had to wait for a table and if you are a couple you can usually get a table by a window. They also have outdoor seating. The stuffed pepper and the meatloaf are pretty good. They have some more Cajun style dishes as well. Anyone can find something on the menu here.
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Horn's Eatery And Catering
1940 Dauphine Street
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Good food and nice place to sit down only a few blocks away. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've never had to wait for a table and if you are a couple you can usually get a table by a window. They also have outdoor seating. The stuffed pepper and the meatloaf are pretty good. They have some more Cajun style dishes as well. Anyone can find something on the menu here.
Vegan food. Really good salad.
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Sneaky Pickle
4017 Saint Claude Avenue
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Vegan food. Really good salad.
Hipster style restaurant that looks like someone's house. Wine and small plates.
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N7
1117 Montegut St
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Hipster style restaurant that looks like someone's house. Wine and small plates.
Opened in 2016 this place is a big open indoor market with probably about 15 different kitchens and shared seating. Its an incubator for restaurants that are just starting up. There is a bar and they do sell bottles of wine here but if you want a cheap date you can bring a bottle of wine! This is a great casual place to go if you have a group of people and you all want different things. They have a bakery, smoothie bar, oyster bar, Korean food, Cajun food, crepes and more! I like the bimini bowl and the Korean place.
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St. Roch Market New Orleans
2381 Saint Claude Avenue
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Opened in 2016 this place is a big open indoor market with probably about 15 different kitchens and shared seating. Its an incubator for restaurants that are just starting up. There is a bar and they do sell bottles of wine here but if you want a cheap date you can bring a bottle of wine! This is a great casual place to go if you have a group of people and you all want different things. They have a bakery, smoothie bar, oyster bar, Korean food, Cajun food, crepes and more! I like the bimini bowl and the Korean place.
Really good Poboy restaurant and bar in the Bayou St. John neighborhood. Lots of outdoor seating or you can take it to go and picnic along the bayou just a block away! The bayou is beautiful and here you can see people playing music, volleyball, grilling, walking their dogs, etc. Also people are canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking in the bayou! Small alligators are spotted every once in a while but its not really something to worry about.
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Parkway Bakery & Tavern
538 Hagan Avenue
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Really good Poboy restaurant and bar in the Bayou St. John neighborhood. Lots of outdoor seating or you can take it to go and picnic along the bayou just a block away! The bayou is beautiful and here you can see people playing music, volleyball, grilling, walking their dogs, etc. Also people are canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking in the bayou! Small alligators are spotted every once in a while but its not really something to worry about.
This is the BEST Chinese restaurant ever. It's actually more on a Chinese-fusion style restaurant. All the food here is amazing, check out the menu. The location looks questionable from the outside and there just a red square as a sign but then you go in and its got a great vibe. The bubble tea daiquiri is great.
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Red's Chinese
3048 Saint Claude Avenue
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This is the BEST Chinese restaurant ever. It's actually more on a Chinese-fusion style restaurant. All the food here is amazing, check out the menu. The location looks questionable from the outside and there just a red square as a sign but then you go in and its got a great vibe. The bubble tea daiquiri is great.
Great Italian food. Really like the warm and cozy vibe of this place. They give you crayons for you to draw your own Mona Lisa and the walls are lined with fun Mona Lisa art; Mona with a mustache, Mona with a... etc. Try the Mardi Gras Pasta if you want Italian food New Orleans style! It's dimly lit and has the plaid table covers. Great place to bring a date! Restaurants in the French Quarter tend to be pricier but this place has pretty good prices, about $15 entrées.
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Mona Lisa
1212 Royal Street
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Great Italian food. Really like the warm and cozy vibe of this place. They give you crayons for you to draw your own Mona Lisa and the walls are lined with fun Mona Lisa art; Mona with a mustache, Mona with a... etc. Try the Mardi Gras Pasta if you want Italian food New Orleans style! It's dimly lit and has the plaid table covers. Great place to bring a date! Restaurants in the French Quarter tend to be pricier but this place has pretty good prices, about $15 entrées.
My favorite place to get coffee, mostly because its a cool spot. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Also serves breakfast and has baked goods. Great spot to read the paper or even try to get some work done.
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Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop
2600 Royal Street
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My favorite place to get coffee, mostly because its a cool spot. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Also serves breakfast and has baked goods. Great spot to read the paper or even try to get some work done.
Good place to get coffee, read or bring a laptop. They also have Italian sodas and serve breakfast and lunch. I was surprised how good the Cuban sandwich was.
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Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy Street
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Good place to get coffee, read or bring a laptop. They also have Italian sodas and serve breakfast and lunch. I was surprised how good the Cuban sandwich was.
Bar that serves Vietnamese food and standup comedy.
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Lost Love Lounge
2529 Dauphine Street
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Bar that serves Vietnamese food and standup comedy.
Pretty cool idea. These guys are in the back of the Hi-Ho Lounge, which has live music and comedy. They offer Fries and Pies! The French fries are kind of served nacho style loaded with different things like cheese, gyro meat or jerk chicken. They also sell personal desert pies that are creative as well. Get your food out the window on the side of the building and you can eat in the courtyard behind HiHo Lounge or inside.
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Fry and Pie
2239 St Claude Ave
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Pretty cool idea. These guys are in the back of the Hi-Ho Lounge, which has live music and comedy. They offer Fries and Pies! The French fries are kind of served nacho style loaded with different things like cheese, gyro meat or jerk chicken. They also sell personal desert pies that are creative as well. Get your food out the window on the side of the building and you can eat in the courtyard behind HiHo Lounge or inside.
My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and boats coming in and out. Indoor and outdoor seating on the second floor. Get the boiled seafood, whatever is in season!
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The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar
7900 Lakeshore Drive
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My favorite place to eat Seafood. It's right on Lake Pontchartrain so you get an awesome view of the lake and boats coming in and out. Indoor and outdoor seating on the second floor. Get the boiled seafood, whatever is in season!
One of my favorite restaurants! Really good food and has a beautiful courtyard.
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Cru by Chef Marlon Alexander
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One of my favorite restaurants! Really good food and has a beautiful courtyard.
In my opinion some of the best barbecue in town. My roomate worked here and would bring home food so I ate Joint food every day for about a year. Get 'The W Special'.
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The Joint
701 Mazant St
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In my opinion some of the best barbecue in town. My roomate worked here and would bring home food so I ate Joint food every day for about a year. Get 'The W Special'.
Essentials
Walgreens right around the corner. Toiletries, milk, alcohol, etc. You can walk a little further to go to a supermarket or food coop but usually guests just go here because its so close and they have some easy food items like cereal, frozen food, etc.
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Walgreens
1100 Elysian Fields Avenue
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Walgreens right around the corner. Toiletries, milk, alcohol, etc. You can walk a little further to go to a supermarket or food coop but usually guests just go here because its so close and they have some easy food items like cereal, frozen food, etc.
Supermarket
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Circle Food Store
1522 Saint Bernard Avenue
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Supermarket
Food market. Offers healthier options such as organic, gluten free, vegan, etc. You don't need to be a member.
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New Orleans Food Co-Op
2372 Saint Claude Avenue
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Food market. Offers healthier options such as organic, gluten free, vegan, etc. You don't need to be a member.
Shopping
Most New Orleanians have a 'costume closet' for the various costume clad events that go on in this city year round. Whether its Red Dress Run or White Linen night, you can put together a cheap costume at this thrift shop only 2 blocks away.
Restoration Thrift
2025 Saint Claude Avenue
Most New Orleanians have a 'costume closet' for the various costume clad events that go on in this city year round. Whether its Red Dress Run or White Linen night, you can put together a cheap costume at this thrift shop only 2 blocks away.
Drinks & Nightlife
Theres an entire block of Frenchmen St. here that is mostly music clubs. If you are unfamiliar with the specific bands you want to see, my recommendation is to just walk down the street and when you hear something you like just walk in. Most of the clubs have no cover charge. Maison is one of the bigger clubs on the street and has two stages. If you get a chance I recommend seeing the Brassaholics, they are more on an energetic gogo Brass funk band and they like to do their own version of some classics like Nirvana.
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The Maison
508 Frenchmen Street
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Theres an entire block of Frenchmen St. here that is mostly music clubs. If you are unfamiliar with the specific bands you want to see, my recommendation is to just walk down the street and when you hear something you like just walk in. Most of the clubs have no cover charge. Maison is one of the bigger clubs on the street and has two stages. If you get a chance I recommend seeing the Brassaholics, they are more on an energetic gogo Brass funk band and they like to do their own version of some classics like Nirvana.
Everytime I go here I tell myself I will take swing dancing lessons.
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The Spotted Cat Music Club
623 Frenchmen Street
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Everytime I go here I tell myself I will take swing dancing lessons.
Located on St. Claude Ave. super close to the house, Siberia has food, live music and other nightly events. The music is usually more on the metal side and the food is polish. Their website describes it as 'Slavic soul food'.
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Siberia Lounge
2227 Saint Claude Avenue
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Located on St. Claude Ave. super close to the house, Siberia has food, live music and other nightly events. The music is usually more on the metal side and the food is polish. Their website describes it as 'Slavic soul food'.
Fun Kareoke Bar super close to the house! I have a great memory of a young woman singing 'Let the Bodies Hit the Floor' here :)
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Kajun's Pub
2256 Saint Claude Avenue
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Fun Kareoke Bar super close to the house! I have a great memory of a young woman singing 'Let the Bodies Hit the Floor' here :)
My favorite bar on St. Claude. It reminds me of the inside of a circus tent. They have interesting shows here like burlesque shows, comedy, swing dancing and more! There is also a theater in the back called the Theater at St. Claude that also has interesting shows.
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The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret
2240 Saint Claude Avenue
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My favorite bar on St. Claude. It reminds me of the inside of a circus tent. They have interesting shows here like burlesque shows, comedy, swing dancing and more! There is also a theater in the back called the Theater at St. Claude that also has interesting shows.
They have all sorts of different types of music here. Every Saturday night has a dance party with the famous DJ Soul Sister from 11pm-3am. Also 'Fry and Pie' is in the back serving loaded french fries and personal dessert pies.
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Hi-Ho Lounge
2239 Saint Claude Ave
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They have all sorts of different types of music here. Every Saturday night has a dance party with the famous DJ Soul Sister from 11pm-3am. Also 'Fry and Pie' is in the back serving loaded french fries and personal dessert pies.
Ok this is pretty cool, its a bar thats built out of a carousel and actually spins around (really slowly) as you sit there. It's usually pretty busy on the weekend nights so I'd try to go during off-peak hours. Have a drink every time it spins around 360.
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Carousel Bar
214 Royal Street
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Ok this is pretty cool, its a bar thats built out of a carousel and actually spins around (really slowly) as you sit there. It's usually pretty busy on the weekend nights so I'd try to go during off-peak hours. Have a drink every time it spins around 360.
Gay bar. Go upstairs if you are adventurous haha
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Phoenix Bar
941 Elysian Fields Avenue
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Gay bar. Go upstairs if you are adventurous haha
Gay friendly bar in the more residential section of the French Quarter. Great balcony and an awesome spot on a sunny day.
14
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Good Friends Bar
740 Dauphine Street
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Gay friendly bar in the more residential section of the French Quarter. Great balcony and an awesome spot on a sunny day.
The longest running bar in the country! Located further into the residential section of Bourbon st (closer to the house) this place is candle lit and has a sing a long piano thing going on in the back . The only place on Bourbon St. that I will recommend.
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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
941 Bourbon Street
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The longest running bar in the country! Located further into the residential section of Bourbon st (closer to the house) this place is candle lit and has a sing a long piano thing going on in the back . The only place on Bourbon St. that I will recommend.
Dueling Piano Bar and huge courtyard. Find the section with the pianos! Get the hurricane if you can handle it!
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Pat O'Brien's
718 Saint Peter Street
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Dueling Piano Bar and huge courtyard. Find the section with the pianos! Get the hurricane if you can handle it!
MONDAY nights get a shot, a beer and an actual HAIRCUT for $10! They bring a barber in each week and theres a barber chair.
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R Bar
1431 Royal Street
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MONDAY nights get a shot, a beer and an actual HAIRCUT for $10! They bring a barber in each week and theres a barber chair.
Most Tuesday nights the Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band plays around 10pm.
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Maple Leaf Bar
8316 Oak Street
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Most Tuesday nights the Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band plays around 10pm.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful and enormous park filled with oak trees and bayous. Art museum and Bayou St John neighborhood is right there as well.
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City Park
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Beautiful and enormous park filled with oak trees and bayous. Art museum and Bayou St John neighborhood is right there as well.
Cute park right nearby the house on Frenchmen St. I bring my dog here a few times a week to run around while I do a workout.
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Washington Square
700 Elysian Fields Avenue
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Cute park right nearby the house on Frenchmen St. I bring my dog here a few times a week to run around while I do a workout.
Nice park with events going on all the time such as Jazz in the Park on Thursdays and Congo Square Festival.
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Louis Armstrong Park
701 North Rampart Street
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Nice park with events going on all the time such as Jazz in the Park on Thursdays and Congo Square Festival.
Beautiful park uptown. Has a good running/biking/rollerblading trail that circles around.
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Audubon Park
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Beautiful park uptown. Has a good running/biking/rollerblading trail that circles around.
Nice park Uptown that runs along the Mississippi River. It's right by Tulane and Loyola so there are college students hanging out on nice days.
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Butterfly Riverview Park
6500 Magazine Street
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Nice park Uptown that runs along the Mississippi River. It's right by Tulane and Loyola so there are college students hanging out on nice days.
Awesomely creepy 'park' located behind the abandoned Navy Base and along the Mississippi River in Bywater. People like to bring their dogs here and sometimes there are bonfire parties at night.
The End of the World
533 Deslonde St
Awesomely creepy 'park' located behind the abandoned Navy Base and along the Mississippi River in Bywater. People like to bring their dogs here and sometimes there are bonfire parties at night.
The beach! Located on the other side of Lake Pontchartrain.
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Fontainebleau State Park
62883 Louisiana 1089
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The beach! Located on the other side of Lake Pontchartrain.
Arts & Culture
They have a party every friday night from 5-9pm. Drinks, music, and different exhibitions. The sculpture garden is right outside.
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
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They have a party every friday night from 5-9pm. Drinks, music, and different exhibitions. The sculpture garden is right outside.
Cool sculpture garden located in City Park behind the Museum of Art.
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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Circle
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Cool sculpture garden located in City Park behind the Museum of Art.
Cool little park with a big Andrew Jackson statue right in front of the St. Louis Cathedral.
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Jackson Square
700 Decatur Street
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Cool little park with a big Andrew Jackson statue right in front of the St. Louis Cathedral.
Pretty morbid but this place is so messed up you can't help but laugh and then you will feel bad for laughing. If you are looking for something out-of-the-box, this is an interesting small museum.
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Museum of Death
227 Dauphine Street
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Pretty morbid but this place is so messed up you can't help but laugh and then you will feel bad for laughing. If you are looking for something out-of-the-box, this is an interesting small museum.
Interesting way to gain a better understanding of the history of medicine. The museum is in some old doctors house which he practiced out of and includes all sorts of artifacts.
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres Street
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Interesting way to gain a better understanding of the history of medicine. The museum is in some old doctors house which he practiced out of and includes all sorts of artifacts.
I actually do not recommend this museum, I thought it was really lame. It seemed like more of an advertisement for Popeyes Fried Chicken than anything else (they literally had a whole wing dedicated to Popeyes). If you are really interested in the history of Southern food then I would say go for it though.
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Southern Food and Beverage Museum & Museum of the American Cocktail
1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
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I actually do not recommend this museum, I thought it was really lame. It seemed like more of an advertisement for Popeyes Fried Chicken than anything else (they literally had a whole wing dedicated to Popeyes). If you are really interested in the history of Southern food then I would say go for it though.
Sightseeing
Check out the gospel music!
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Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France
615 Pere Antoine Alley
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Check out the gospel music!