The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in New Orleans.
A favorite resource for New Orleans and regional music---new and old---Louisiana Music Factory has records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and books as well as listening stations, music-oriented T-shirts, original art, and a stage that hosts frequent live concerts.
French 75 is a must-visit for any who love to submerge themselves in old-time elegance. Adjoining Arnaud's, the classic New Orleans Creole restaurant, French 75 has the decor of a bygone era with leather-backed chairs and dark-wood bar complete with imposing columns.
Frenchmen street's three-block stretch closest to the French Quarter is where it's at, complete with cafés, bars, and music clubs. While the true magic happens come nightfall—when live music spills from the doorways of clubs and crowds gather for street performers—it is still a great daytime destination.
Formerly the plantation of Etienne de Boré, the father of the granulated sugar industry in Louisiana, Audubon Park in New Orleans is a large, lush stretch of green between St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street, continuing across Magazine Street to the river.
A collection of historic townhouses and "bachelor quarters" make up the Big Easy charmer, Hotel Maison de Ville, renovated and reopened in 2012 to offer a delightfully secluded vibe amid the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter.