Moon Handbooks New Orleans: Including Cajun Country and the River Road Plantations

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From experiencing the quintessential Mardi Gras and JazzFest to finding the best swamp tours on the New Orleans North Shore, you'll find extensive coverage of this vibrant region in Moon Handbooks New Orleans. With the latest recommendations on the city's restaurants and nightlife as well as details on up-and-coming destinations into Cajun Country and along the Great River Road, this new guidebook focuses on the best of New Orleans. Author Andrew Collins provides maps and photographs, and gives expert advice on ...
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Overview

From experiencing the quintessential Mardi Gras and JazzFest to finding the best swamp tours on the New Orleans North Shore, you'll find extensive coverage of this vibrant region in Moon Handbooks New Orleans. With the latest recommendations on the city's restaurants and nightlife as well as details on up-and-coming destinations into Cajun Country and along the Great River Road, this new guidebook focuses on the best of New Orleans. Author Andrew Collins provides maps and photographs, and gives expert advice on absorbing the Big Easy's local color as well as interesting insights into its history and culture, with details on touring the Lower and Upper Garden Districts, Magazine Street, Uptown, Mid-City, the popular French Quarter, and the Central Business District. Whether you're looking for details on Cajun cuisine, old-fashioned jazz clubs, or graveyard tours, first-time visitors and travel veterans alike will find the ingredients for a uniquely enjoyable experience in Moon Handbooks New Orleans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566915502
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Series: Moon Handbooks Travel Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Land 6
History 9
Government and Economy 20
The People 22
On the Road 24
Tips for Travelers 27
Getting There and Around 34
Health and Safety 45
Communication and Media 50
Sights 53
The French Quarter 58
Around Jackson Square
The French Market Area
The Lower Quarter
Royal Street
Canal Street and the Riverfront
Armstrong Park
Bourbon Street
Faubourg Marigny
Central Business and Warehouse Districts 83
Algiers Point
The Garden District and Uptown 89
Lower Garden District
Garden District
Magazine Street
Uptown and Audubon Park
Carrollton
Mid-City 100
Eastern New Orleans and Chalmette 106
Metairie and Kenner 107
The West Bank 108
Entertainment 111
Nightlife 114
Live Music
Dance Clubs
Hip Lounges
Gay and Lesbian
Hotel Bars
Restaurant Bars
Singles Haunts
Neighborhood Hangouts
Riverboat Tours
Festivals and Events 127
Mardi Gras
Jazz Fest
The Performing Arts 134
Theater and Concert Venues
Cinemas
Arts and Crafts Galleries
The Great Outdoors 136
Amusement Parks
Biking
Bird-Watching
Golfing
Health Clubs
Spectator Sports
Taking to the Water
Accommodations 144
Finding a Room
What It Will Cost
Choosing an Accommodation
The French Quarter 150
Faubourg Marigny and Bywater 157
Central Business and Warehouse Districts 159
The Garden District and Uptown 166
Elsewhere in New Orleans 171
Metairie, Kenner, and the Airport 175
The West Bank 177
Food 178
Cuisines 180
Traditional Creole and Cajun
Creative and Contemporary
Casual Cooking
Ethnic
Quick Bites
Java Joints
Picnic Supplies and Gourmet Goods
Cooking Classes
The French Quarter 185
Faubourg Marigny and Bywater 197
Central Business and Warehouse Districts 201
The Garden District and Uptown 206
Elsewhere in New Orleans 214
Metairie, Kenner, and the Airport 219
The West Bank 224
Shopping 225
The French Quarter 227
Central Business and Warehouse Districts 235
Magazine Street and Uptown 236
The North Shore 239
St. Tammany Parish 240
Slidell
Lacombe
Mandeville
Madisonville
Covington
Abita Springs
Folsom
Bush
Tangipahoa Parish 264
Ponchatoula
Manchac
Tickfaw State Park
Hammond
Tickfaw
Amite
Tangipahoa
The Great River Road 275
Plantation Country 277
Destrehan
Gramercy
Vacherie
Donaldsonville
Napoleonville
White Castle
Baton Rouge and St. Francisville 288
Baton Rouge
St. Francisville
New Roads
Jackson
Cajun Country 303
Lafayette and the Cajun Wetlands 306
Lafayette
Broussard
Breaux Bridge
St. Martinville
New Iberia
Jeanerette
Franklin
Abbeville
Houma
Morgan City
Thibodaux
The Cajun Prairie 342
Opelousas
Grand Coteau
Eunice
Lake Charles
Resources 357
Suggested Reading 358
Internet Resources 363
Index 365
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