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Complete Guide New Orleans Riverboats

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Mention the mighty Mississippi River and two things come to mind – Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and paddlewheel riverboats.  Mark Twain’s descriptions of the river and the life around it transport us imaginatively.  The rhythmic splashing sound of the giant paddlewheel as the steamboat makes its way around a bend in the most powerful river in the country evokes a romanticized view of America before cars, trains, and airplanes.

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Best Outdoor Activities In New Orleans on Vacation

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Oak Alley Plantation in New Orleans

What everyone knows:  New Orleans is a 24/7 party town with great bars, fabulous food, great live music, and a laissez-faire attitude.  What many don’t know: America’s most unique city is a great place for outdoor activities.

Outdoor activities in New Orleans run the gamut. Walk, bike, jog, glide on a Segway; skim through mysterious bayous on authentic swamp boats, paddle kayaks around lagoons and bayous; cruise down the Mississippi, enjoy shady parks and botanical gardens, explore moss-draped plantation grounds.

Work off the beignets binge! Get out, get moving and enjoy the outdoor side of New Orleans.

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Ultimate Guide To Haunted New Orleans

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Mardi Gras New Orleans

New Orleans is always rated as one of the most haunted cities in America. It has all the elements for paranormal activity to thrive.  An ancient, below-sea-level port city segmented by the mighty Mississippi, it has a history of seamen, privateers and pirates passing through it.  It’s where a cultural mix of people came in exile or to escape, putting down roots in fragile land surrounded by shadowy, primeval bayous of the Mississippi delta.  It’s a place where people are buried in above-ground Cities of the Dead, of voodoo rituals, decaying buildings, dark alleyways, hidden courtyards, heavy humid air.  Spirits of the dead roam in this unusual place where everything is shrouded in mystery and intrigue, veiled by glittering, feathered masks.

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How to See New Orleans in 2 Days

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Oak Alley Plantation in New Orleans

Two days in New Orleans. There’s so much to see, it begs the question of where to begin? Here’s a plan beginning with a must-have, tasty New Orleans breakfast through the evening live music scene, with some New Orleans history, travel suggestions, and alternative activities thrown in.

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Complete Guide to the French Quarter

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French Quarter Night Life

The French Quarter, an ancient yet ageless 13-block long neighborhood is the heart of a fascinating city, New Orleans. A place of myth and mystique, which has seen everything and survived much, it packs in more sensory experiences than any other city in America. A place that never sleeps, Vieux Carré reveals much behind her glittery mask. Cracked stucco walls, overhanging balconies, hidden gardens, secret courtyards hint of times past.

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