About New Orleans, LA



Welcome to New Orleans!

Here, in this little corner of the American South, where European traditions blend with Caribbean influences, the history is as colorful as the local architecture; the food is the stuff of legend. Haitian and African Creoles developed an exotic, spicy cuisine and were instrumental in creating jazz and Zydeco.

Our street names are French and Spanish, our Creole architecture comes in a carnival of tropical colors, and our voodoo is a Caribbean import. The magic is irresistible.

A cultural gumbo, we celebrate our differences. In fact, we celebrate almost anything in the Big Easy. We have a saying: LAISSEZ LE BONS TEMPS ROULER — LET THEGOOD TIMES ROLL. A reminder of our french heritage, a way of life that began three centuries ago.

Transportation:

Airport Service
Airport Shuttle is $38 per person for a roundtrip or $20 one way. Check them out at: www.airportshuttleneworleans.com/

Cabs United Cab Service: 504-522-9771

City Transportation:

VisiTour Passes are one of N.O.’s great bargains. $5 for 1 day, $12 for 3 days buys unlimited rides on historic Streetcars, including the Vieux CarrĂ© Shuttle, the Riverfront and St. Charles Streetcars and all bus lines in Orleans Parish. The foolproof streetcar and bus line map makes it easy to get around. We’re Big on Easy. Get passes at the Jackson Square kiosk beside CafĂ© du Monde or at the Postal Emporium, 1000 Bourbon St., 504.525.6651. Passes also at Riverwalk and Jax Brewery VisiTour booths.

St. Charles Streetcar
Without the VisiTour Pass, it’s still just $1.25 to ride the 13-mile route in a national historic landmark.

With a pass, you can hop off along the route and see the Central Business and Arts Districts, the architecture and haunting sights of the Garden District, and travel to Uptown’s Audubon Park & Zoo, for practically nothing.


Food:

For information on all the restaurants in the New Orleans area check out: www.nomenu.com

For a list of restaurants by neighborhood check out: http://tiny.cc/zommz

Looking to make a reservation? Try www.opentable.com for easy, convenient, reservations at the restaurant of your choice!

For more information check out: www.nola.com.