New Orleans

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  • The trouble with New Orleans...

    Feb 14, 2003 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: some excellent restaurants
    Cons: endless kitsch, jungle climate

    Summary: The first problem in writing about New Orleans is deciding to what it should be compared. Other than having had two unique cuisines (Cajun and Creole) and still having many interesting restaurants--OK, and having a big river--it can't compete with Paris, ... read more

  • New Orleans Food Is As Delicious As The Less Criminal Forms Of Sin...Mark Twain

    Jul 31, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of attractions, great dining, interesting culture, rich history, no transportation needed.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: New Orleans can be a fun destination to let your hair down.  The city has recovered substantially from Hurricane Katrina.  As one of the initial responders following the hurricane, it was great to go back and visit the city now that the ... read more

  • An Ornery New Yorker in New Orleans

    Jul 5, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique
    Cons: The heat is oppressive

    Summary: As I took my first slow, observation walk in New Orleans on Saint Charles Avenue, a few blocks from where I was staying, I spotted a nice little bar. It's sign gave the name, Igor's, and a short description of just what it was: Food. Wonderful - a proper ... read more

  • My Guide to New Orleans: Hotels, Food, Activities

    Apr 18, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots to do, safe even with the homeless population
    Cons: risque for kids

    Summary: On Saturday, March 11, 2012 we arrived in New Orleans for the week. Hotels: We stayed at the Sheraton located at 500 Canal Street, which was a terrific location if you want to be near the French Quarter, for three nights. ... read more

  • Great if you like food and alcohol

    Apr 7, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, nightlife, buildings
    Cons: climate, lack of active activities, drunken tourists

    Summary: New Orleans is a town full of foodies, and they do it well. But if your idea of excitement isn't eating 3 meals a day with martinis and daquiris in between, you may want to consider another destination. Pretty town to look around, but not a whole lot ... read more

  • New Orleans through the eyes of a regular visitor

    Jul 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do and see even if you don't drink.
    Cons: Beware of coming in the heat of the Summer. Food is pretty expensive here.

    Summary: I have lived only about an hour away from New Orleans for 25 years now. I go in for a weekend several times a year and usually end up staying a little extra. I am a vegetarian (no meat, fish, eggs) so eating is sometimes a problem since the food is ... read more

  • Ten Things to do in New Orleans Post-Hurricane Katrina

    Apr 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A lively time - Most of the time!
    Cons: Thinking that about a mile in each direction there is still devastation!

    Summary: These are a few of my favorite reasons to go to New Orleans! Still a good time Guaranteed! 10. The Audubon Zoo is open and ready for business. The zoo is a nice way to get away in New Orleans. It is very spacious and pretty with lots of ... read more

  • Name Your Desire--Streetcar!!!

    May 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great, leisurely ride through several interesting parts of the city that many never see.
    Cons: New Orleans is...well...New Orleans

    Summary: What is Your Desire? “Let's go ride the streetcars! “ is one of my 10 year-old son's recurring solutions when we happen upon a “free” Saturday. Living in south Louisiana, near New Orleans, we certainly have no shortage of ... read more

  • Fun, Cultured, Finest Dining ... all in N'Awlins!

    Jan 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: In one city you have the best dining, jazz, and class of the South.
    Cons: Sometimes bawdy, sometimes needs a picker-upper, but always fun.

    Summary: New Orleans Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll) After our delightful cruise along the Mississippi on the American Queen, the four of us, the Eads of Midwest and Fastesons of New England, were eager to ... read more

  • Tips on a trip for the sober New Orleans visitor

    Oct 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful architecture, Great tours and places to visit, easy to get car needed
    Cons: Crime, large amount of people

    Summary: I know that many people travel to New Orleans for the drinking and the parties but the city has many other things to offer. I spent 4 days in New Orleans without every going to a party and had one of the best trips of my life. The main place to visit in ... read more

  • Holy Days & Nights New Orleans Style

    May 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: unique city rich in history, locals are warm and friendly, great food and music
    Cons: humid, parking can be difficult, not for the intolerant

    Summary: We spent five great days in NO around Xmas 2003. Marriott Fairfield Inn, in NO's suburb of Kennar, was our base. It is clean and friendly place, but rather noisy (airport is nearby) We paid CAN$ 70 per night for the room (double occupancy)only, and the ... read more

  • New Orleans is a great place!

    Apr 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Summer's best bet for affordable fun.
    Cons: Bourbon street very dirty, sometimes smelly.

    Summary: And you can usually get a really nice room for $87/night or less, except Mardi Gras and various festivals. The tourist information shop on Jackson Square offers a coupon book in the summer months that provides rooms from some of the nicest hotels for ... read more

  • America's Most Exotic City - A FAMILY GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS

    Jan 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Endless high-quality family-friendly attractions. Unique architecture, culture, food.
    Cons: Just about everything is expensive. Often hot, humid and rainy. Parking is difficult.

    Summary: Yes, New Orleans has some qualities of dubious wholesomeness... but what city doesn't? Despite it's reputation, nearly all of The Big Easy's top attractions are entirely family-friendly. The food, architecture and culture can't be compared with any ... read more

  • Visit at least once in your lifetime!

    Nov 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bars open all night
    Cons: Rowdy drunks, high prices, overrated food.

    Summary: It's hard for me to write a review on New Orleans. There's certainly no shortage of things to see or do there. However, it all depends on one's age, and ability to withstand drunken crowds. Back in my younger late teen days, I would give nothing but ... read more

  • Aaaaaii

    Aug 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: My favorite place on the planet
    Cons: I'm not there now

    Summary: Hello all, this is a reposting of an old review, my first review actually. I went through, and spr ... read more

  • N'awlins---Fun and Safety from an old hand

    Jul 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: People, Events, Food, Fun, Atmosphere
    Cons: Out of control college students who think Mardi Gras is another venue for Spring Break.

    Summary: Ah, New Orleans. N'awlins. The Big Easy. The Crescent City. The French Quarter, or Vieux Carre as th ... read more

  • Swamp Tours

    May 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A variety of entertainment for all ages, great food
    Cons: Weather can be too hot and humid

    Summary: My review is on one topic and one tour operator. Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tour (Slidell, LA) Dr. Wagner greets each customer with a simple phase, "That'll be $20 each." Not exactly a greeting which ... read more

  • Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler, Chere!!

    Apr 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful food, impeccable service, friendly sincere people, great music, irreverent sense of humor
    Cons: Can be dangerous if off the beaten track

    Summary: I have had the pleasure of traveling to New Orleans at least 7 times, possibly 8. I have been there with various boyfriends, with larger groups of people, with a friend, and by myself, and have NEVER had a bad time. I've been there when it was cold, ... read more

  • Gotta Love This City!

    Apr 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: People, Food, Walking Tours, Transportation
    Cons: None worth mentioning

    Summary: Easter Weekend 2003. Were we really there? As I sit here in Yankee land where the temperature is in the low 50s, it's hard to believe that such a short time ago I was in 83 degree weather in what is now my favorite city in the country. Sorry San ... read more

  • Where your fantasies meet reality

    Jan 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly people, Great food
    Cons: Very expensive, stinky streets

    Summary: My trip to New Orleans was last year a few weeks before Mardi Gras. My ex-fiance and I stayed at the Le Pavillion (pronounced 'Lay Pov-ee-one'). We got it for a deal from at $400 for 4 nights. The original price for our room was ... read more

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