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New Orleans


New Orleans
New Orleans is a city located on the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana. The city, which was founded in 1718 and is one of the oldest in in the United States, is bordered to the North by Lake Pontchartrain, and to the East by the Gulf of Mexico.

As you are probably aware, the city of New Orleans and the surrounding area was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As of 2007, the city had an estimated population of 273,000, and the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area had an estimated population of around 1.2 million. This represents a significant fall since the pre-Katrina figures which were around 485,000 and 1.4 million, however the population is now on an upward curve and gradually recovering.

New Orleans is a popular tourist destination. Attractions in the city include the city's multicultural heritage especially cuisine (including Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as New Orleans French), jazz music (which originated in the city), and of course the annual Mardi Gras festival. Visitors can also see the New Orleans Mint (formerly a branch of the US Mint), the National World War II Museum, and the many art museums and gardens in the city, as well as ride on the Str. Natchez, a sternwheel steamboat.

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Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans 2018 (EasyGuides)

By Beth d'Addono

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Paperback (288 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to New Orleans 2018 (EasyGuides)
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Few cities anywhere are as vibrant, historically rich, and just plain fun as New Orleans. But it’s not a “dummy proof” destination. Too many travelers leave town wondering what all the fuss is about.



That doesn’t happen to those carrying this book. Written by local journalist Beth D’Addono, Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans introduces travelers to the experiences other visitors miss; and has the type of insightful commentary on the iconic sights that brings them to life. The book includes special sections for those who are visiting during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and day trips to nearby plantations and nature sights. Finally, there’s exact pricing for every item in the book, along with transportation tips, to help make your vacation worry free.



The book is updated yearly and printed in large, easy-to-read type.



Exact pricing and public transportation instructions, so there’s never any guessing



Complete information on the city’s legendary nightlife scene (including the places only locals’ know about)



Opinionated advice on which attractions and restaurants are worth your time and which can be skipped



Detailed info on the city’s lodging options, with frank assessments of what’s worth your vacation budget and what isn’t



16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs



Maps throughout and a handy, full-sized pull-out map



About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-02-21
Paperback (244 pages)

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Explore the busy streets of New Orleans, including the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, see where to get the best beignets and hurricanes, and find the best places to shop.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Top 10 New Orleans (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (128 pages)

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Let the good times roll! New Orleans is a constant mosaic of color and life, and this top 10 guide puts all the fun at your fingertips. Find the best live music venues and attend colorful festivals and events. Visit must-see museums and galleries, view the city's many architectural highlights, and discover new places to shop or browse. Our insider tips help you find fun places for children and outline the top hotels and restaurants to make your trip unforgettable.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans covers all the major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

   • Itineraries help you plan your trip.
   • Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New Orleans.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to New Orleans, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Orleans, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the city; trip-planning itineraries by interest and length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10s are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid.

Frommer's New Orleans day by day

By Diana K. Schwam

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Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers itineraries that show you how to see the best of the New Orleans in a short time—with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of area and thematic tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Frommer’s New Orleans day by day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip.

Inside this book you'll find:

- Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps
- Sample one- to three-day itineraries including neighborhood walks of the French Quarter, the Garden District and Uptown.
- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions that clue readers in on great finds and values
- Exact pricing so there’s never any guessing
- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet, plus dozens of handy maps throughout

Our author is Diana K. Schwam who also pens the best-selling Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans and is a much-respected, and much-published, expert on the city.

Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Adam Karlin

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet New Orleans (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet New Orleans is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. March with a brass band through the French Quarter, eat everything from jambalaya to beignets, or take a walking tour past the Garden District's plantation-style mansions; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Orleans and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's New Orleans Travel Guide:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, environment, food, drink, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out New Orleans map (included in print version), plus over 22 color neighborhood maps
  • Covers Uptown, Riverbend, Mid-City, the Treme, CBD, Warehouse District, French Quarter, Garden District, Central City, Faubourg Marigny, Bywater, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet New Orleans, our most comprehensive guide to New Orleans, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.



 
 
 

 
 
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