New Orleans for Dummies

New Orleans for Dummies

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A romantic, candlelit dinner at Antoine's or a fiery Cajun feast. A crazy, colorful Mardi Gras parade or a cool jazz brunch. With its delicious mish--mash of European and African cultures and cuisines and centuries of enchanted history, New Orleans has excitement in abundance for any kind of traveler.
Whether you're on the hunt for Anne Rice's vampires or a peek at her imposing pre--Civil War mansion, you'll find all the advice you need for a perfect vacation in this handy guide, including: * A complete overview of cuisine, including famous restaurants and undiscovered gems, and the scoop on classic local fare like po'boys, jambalaya, and beignets * Hints on checking out the famed French Quarter and other neighborhoods of this one--of--a--kind city * Tips for enjoying the Crescent City's legendary nightlife, from jazz, Cajun, and zydeco to the hippest clubs and hotspots for gay and lesbian travelers * Five great New Orleans itineraries, including one--to--three--day outings, spooky excursions, and honeymoon tours * Three delightful day trips out of the city: Cajun country, the plantations of the Great River Road, and the indescribable swamp tour * Mardi Gras must--dos, top historic attractions, activities for kids, parks and gardens, and much more Like every For Dummies travel guide, New Orleans For Dummies, Second Edition also includes: * Down--to--earth trip--planning advice * What you shouldn't miss and what you can skip * The best restaurants and hotels for every budget * Lots of detailed maps
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Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 159.5 x 239.3 x 20.8mm | 439.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • maps
  • 0764554549
  • 9780764554544

About Kevin Moreau

Kevin Forest Moreau is a longtime freelance writer and editor. He has recently moved from New Orleans, his hometown of 34 years, to Atlanta, where the gumbo isn't as good.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of New Orleans. Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go. Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget. Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs. Part II: Ironing Out the Details. Chapter 5: Getting to New Orleans. Chapter 6: Deciding Where to Stay. Chapter 7: Booking Your Room. Chapter 8: New Orleans's Best Hotels. Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Part III: Settling into New Orleans. Chapter 10: Arriving and Getting Oriented. Chapter 11: Getting Around New Orleans. Chapter 12: Managing Your Money. Part IV: Dining in New Orleans. Chapter 13: Getting the Lowdown on New Orleans's Dining Scene. Chapter 14: New Orleans's Best Dining Bets. Chapter 15: On the Lighter Side: Snacks and Meals on the Go. Part V: Exploring New Orleans. Chapter 16: The Big Attraction: Mardi Gras. Chapter 17: New Orleans's Top Sights. Chapter 18: More Cool Things to See and Do. Chapter 19: Seeing New Orleans by Guided Tour. Chapter 20: A Shopper's Guide to New Orleans. Chapter 21: Five Great New Orleans Itineraries. Chapter 22: Exploring Beyond New Orleans: Three Great Day Trips. Part VI: Living It Up After the Sun Goes Down: New Orleans Nightlife. Chapter 23: New Orleans's Music Scene. Chapter 24: Hitting the Clubs and Bars. Chapter 25: New Orleans's Cultural Scene. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Ten Sinful (But Legal) Experiences. Chapter 27: Ten (or so) Tourist Traps That Really Aren't. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.
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