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Going to New Orleans, what to see? - March 11, 2016, 09:06 AM

I stole Cubn's idea.

I'm going to New Orleans in May for Drupal Con. I'll be at the Convention Center most of the time and staying at a hotel near Lafayette Square.

What's to see? I'm mostly looking for neat stuff, good picture ops, stuff we don't have here like above ground cemeteries. I like cemeteries. I'll go to the French Quarter and look around.

Should I go to Algier's Point? Where else?
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March 11, 2016, 09:15 AM

I've only been to NOLA during Jazz Fest so my recommendations are probably very limited.

Bourbon street is kind of cool, but nothing special. It's just bars, strip clubs, and souvenir shops.

If you like live music walk Frenchman at night and go to any of the jazz clubs, depending on when in May you go there could be a lot of decent names playing.

As for cemeteries there are a ton, I have no idea where the best ones are or anything about them, I've just driven by them before.

We've stayed at a VRBO just outside of the French quarter, I can ask our VRBO host if he has any suggestions. He's always been extremely helpful in finding stuff to do, or places to get amazing food.
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March 11, 2016, 10:02 AM

get the powdered donut things down there for sure. A lot of bars and cool street performers too.
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get the powdered donut things down there for sure. A lot of bars and cool street performers too.
Cafe Du Mond Beignets, open 24hrs and they only serve coffe and beignets.

Also, tons of street performers, ghost tours, graveyard tours etc.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Grocery

Make sure to go get a muffuletta right away because you're gonna want to keep getting them while you're there.

Keep an eye out for crawfish boils in the quarter. You'll want to partake.

You can walk from the French Quarter to St. Louis Cemetery. There are a couple locations near one another. Just check a map. I think they are northwest from the quarter.

Be aware of your surroundings and the directions you head off into. There is some fairly shocking poverty around the city. Last time I wandered into one of the areas, I felt lucky to get out.

I haven't been there in years. Last time I was, Bourbon Street was stupid.


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9th ward. see how fucked up it still is.


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