For more than twenty years, the Insiders' Guide® series has remained the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information.
Each guide is written by locals and true insiders and offers a personal, practical perspective that readers everywhere have come to know and love.
New Orleans is synonymous with fun. This riverport city tumbles through life with the motto "Let the good times roll" and enjoys itself with more exuberance than just about any other place on Earth. Whether you prefer the buzz of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter or the oak-lined serenity of the Garden District, let this authoritative guide help you navigate the irrepressible Big Easy.
Inside you'll find:
" comprehensive listings of restaurants, lodging, and recreation opportunities
" the inside scoop on popular attractions such as Café du Monde, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Harrah's Casino, and Audubon Zoo
" countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best shopping to the lowdown on real estate
" sections dedicated to children, retirement, and more
Whether you're planning a vacation, already living in the area, or looking to relocate, Insiders' Guide to New Orleans will show you everything you need to know.
About the Author
Becky Retz, a staff writer with New Orleans' Times-Picayune and a native of the Big Easy, specializes in travel writing.
James Gaffney, also a writer for the Times-Picayune, travels around the globe but continues to call New Orleans his home.
Table of Contents
|How to Use This Book||1|
|Getting Here, Getting Around||9|
|Attractions and Activities||145|
|Annual Events and Festivals||201|
|Parks and Recreation||221|
|Health Care and Wellness||284|
|About the Authors||326|
|Directory of Maps|
|New Orleans and Surrounding Area||xix|
|Metropolitan New Orleans||xx|
|Close-up of Metropolitan New Orleans||xxi|
|The French Quarter||xxii|