New Orleans

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  • Airboat Adventures Swamp Tour

    Oct 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Knowledgeable guides, airboat gets you farther into the bayous
    Cons: More expensive than other swamp tours (but worth it)

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & Attractions I can't compare this with other swamp tours, but this was a lot of fun and well worth it. We drove about 45 minutes or so from the Garden District and met Chris and Donnie, the two guys ... read more

  • It's a nice place to visit, but...

    Sep 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: History, architecture, culture, food
    Cons: Just looks dirty...

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI grew up about 1 1/2 hours north of New Orleans. That was as close as I needed to be on a daily basis. Don't get me wrong, I liked to visit every now and then. It has a unique flavor that you ... read more

  • Best Tourist Destination!

    Sep 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Activity
    Cons: street urchins(but some of them are pretty good entertainers)

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewI truly believe this city to be the best tourist destination in the country. It is one of only 2 cities that I know of that you can go to year after year, stay 7 days, and never get bored! Where ... read more

  • Working A Root!!

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You'll Be Astonished!!
    Cons: Probably Not The Best Vacation Spot for Small Children.....

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsA few years back, a group of friends and myself were hanging out in the dorm, shooting the shizzit, and the topic of Mardi Gras came up. I, being the devil-may-care kid that I am, said, ... read more

  • I Love this city (except for Bourbon Street)!

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: European feel & southern charm
    Cons: Too many people there to get faceless and drunk.

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewNew Orleans…I had waited so long for our weekend get away to arrive, and I was not disappointed! I will preface this by saying that I thought Bourbon street was truly disgusting! All those hookers and ... read more

  • New Orleans: It's More than Just the Host of Mardi Gras

    Sep 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique Cultural Activities
    Cons: Some Areas of the City are Dirty and Crime- Ridden

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsSituated near the mouth of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the most important cities in the South. The population of the metropolitan area is ... read more

  • Perfect place to visit

    Sep 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything but the hotel
    Cons: Hotel

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsNew Orleans is the perfect place for anyone to go. There are street musicians all over the place, giving it a superb feel. I didn't get to go for Mardi Gras but at any time of year you can ... read more

  • My home New Orleans!

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: What a good home!
    Cons: Nope!

    Summary: Review Topic:  OverviewNew Orleans is my home and I would recommend it for anyone to come here. It is fun to just walk around and see all of the attractions and the cool things New Orleans holds inside of it. From hauntings, to ... read more

  • This city is interesting and fun!

    Sep 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of fun, many places to see and go, good experience
    Cons: tiring, crowded

    Summary: I currently live in New Orleans. The city has a great nightlife. If you're looking for a good place, go to the French Quarter. It's always fun and interesting at any time. The French Quarter is a great place for daylife too. There ... read more

  • City of culture, history, and a good time!

    Sep 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great nightlife, good food, great tours, lots of history
    Cons: none

    Summary: I am from the Northeast, but I go to Tulane University in New Orleans. I am a sophomore and I love this city! Now don't get me wrong, new Orleans is a HUGE party city, but I am a bigger fan of having fun and feeding my mind... New Orleans has ... read more

  • No Reason To Go To Normandy

    Sep 1, 2000 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Poignant tribute to World War II Veterans
    Cons: None

    Summary: If you are a World War II Vet, the child of a World War II Vet, a World War II history buff, are interested in World War II, or just looking for a different thing to do in the Big Easy, check out the recently opened National D-Day Museum located in the ... read more

  • New Orleans great for families

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: always something to do
    Cons: keep your children off Bourbon Street

    Summary: Many people, including some of my friends, believe that New Orleans is far too decadent a place to take a family on vacation. I disagree. My wife and I have taken our children with us every time we have gone, from the time that they were infants. We ... read more

  • Not For Me

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good restaurants, food
    Cons: Drinking and sex the be-all and end-all of the city

    Summary: I spent an extended weekend in the Big Easy and don't feel like I need to go back any time soon. My wife and I don't drink, so already that's clearly a problem. But we're no squares and we like big cities and we like good restaurants and we were ... read more

  • Got My Shoes On Bourbon Street

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Drunken Revelry
    Cons: read and decide...

    Summary: You won't be in the French Quarter of New Orleans long before somebody comes up to you with a challenge. They'll say, "I bet you $20 I can tell you where you got those shoes." Some people don't get it, and they'll be thinking, "How could ... read more

  • Advice when going to Party Central USA New Orlean

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, exciting, adventure, and not too much $$$
    Cons: Can be dangerous if you don't play it smart

    Summary: I love New Orleans! It is full of excitement, adventure, parties, and fun. For those who are going for their very first time YOU NEED TO READ THIS so you don't have the same first experience that I did. I was young and should I say stupid the first ... read more

  • W Hotel French Quarter

    Aug 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, comfy beds
    Cons: Street noise, rooms on the small side

    Summary: My Hubby and I just had the pleasure of sneaking away for a few days without the kids to N'awlins. We stayed at one of the newest hotels in the French Quarter, formerly the Hotel de La Poste, on Chartres Street. The W Hotels are is a new brand by the ... read more

  • The Cream Always Rises to the Top......

    Aug 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, large portions, great prices, service
    Cons: Don't believe the " located in a bad neigborhood hype," its all from her competitors

    Summary: ....with Leah Chase, the magnificent owner and operator of Dooky Chase's restaurant in New Orleans. This is a lady who has dedicated her life and soul to providing the very best in New Orleans cuisine to her patrons since the 1940's when Dooky's was a ... read more

  • Nawlinz... the GrownUp's Playground :-)

    Aug 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Historical Beauty, Old World Atmosphere, Party City....
    Cons: The Cons and Scammers are always on the lookout for tourists.....

    Summary: New Orleans is such an eclectic city. Where else can one go that - in 4 city blocks or less - you will see schools, bars, churches, witchcraft & voodoo shops, psychics, mimes, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, tourist trap shops, the ... read more

  • NARLY New Orleans

    Aug 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A fun place to have a great time at.
    Cons: Might be unsafe at night.

    Summary: Let the good times role deffinately should be this booming cities motto.You definately haven't seen anything until you have walked down the city's famous Bourbon Street.At night,its the most craziest place you've ever been with deveral types of ... read more

  • Da Coach Can Cook!

    Aug 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic Service!
    Cons: Not a whole lot of surprises in the food

    Summary: New Orleans finally got rid of Mike Ditka as the coach of the New Orleans Saints, but we could not get him out of the city. He opened a restaurant here while coaching the Saints, and I stopped by for dinner on a recent trip to the Crescent City. It was ... read more

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