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The Best Way To Spend 2 Days In New Orleans

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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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Zoo Year’s Eve at Audubon Zoo of New Orleans

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Zoo Years Eve Audubon Zoo

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Ring in 2016 with the annual Zoo Year’s Eve countdown at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The family-friendly celebration will feature a full schedule of entertainment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Capital One Stage and field. Complimentary Zoo Year’s Eve party hats and noisemakers will be available while supplies last. At high noon, revelers of all ages can partake of a soft drink courtesy of Pepsi for the countdown and toast.

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How To Experience The History Of New Orleans On Vacation

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History in New Orleans

Once Spanish and French before it was American, New Orleans is one of the continent’s oldest ports and surrounded by shadowy Mississippi delta bayous.  It’s a city different from the rest of America in feeling, tempo, food and speech.  It’s a place of unique cultural diversity, everything about it hints of exotic lands, places and people blended together in a marvelously complex way. Read on for the best ways to experience the history of New Orleans on vacation.

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Ultimate Guide To Summer in New Orleans

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New Orleans is different from the rest of America, in culture and in spirit.  She’s an old soul.  A dowager queen, regal, foreign, mysterious, irresistible, cloaked in filtered light and darkened shadows.  Her unique heritage is in evidence everywhere. You notice it in the melodious French street names: Dauphine, Chartres, Barbonne, and on restaurant menus:  remoulade, etouffee, beignets.  You hear it in the throaty “R” of the spoken words; in the jazz, blues, zydeco sound seeping out of bar doorways and louvered  windows,  played by street musicians earning a dime, and coming from marching funeral processions, starting out mournfully, ending joyfully. 

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