New Orleans Information
New Orleans is in a category all of its own. It can't be compared to any other city, and that's why we love it so much. The music is hot, the food is legendary, and the Big Easy culture is flat out refreshing. It's hard not to be happy when you're in New Orleans.
Once you've reserved your hotel room, it's time to start planning the rest of your trip. As locals, there are a couple of websites that we always send to family and friends who are visiting the city. We'd like to share them with you too:
Think of this as the mother of all New Orleans websites. It has a great blog that covers upcoming events and fun New Orleans attractions, and an events calendar that breaks down all the best events happening in the city all year long.
This is a great website put together by a group of New Orleanians who want visitors to get the best dining experience possible while they're in the city. They feature old classics, like Antoine's, as well as new hot spots, like Suis Generis. We live here, and even we use it on a regularly basis.
The nightlife in New Orleans is notorious. There's Bourbon Street, yes, but there are also great nightclubs, music venues, bars and restaurants throughout the rest of the city as well. NewOrleansLateNight.com helps people discover the best places to go after dark - on and off Bourbon Street.
Who doesn't like to save money? Whether you're going to the zoo, visiting the National WWII Museum, buying perfume, or eating out, this website has a coupon for just about anything. We regularly print off the coupons for the restaurants and bars listed, because why not? It's a great way to make your visit to New Orleans budget friendly.
Like with any city, there are places you take your kids in New Orleans, and there are places you don't. Fortunately, the places you can take children are plentiful. NewOrleansKids.com can help you find kid-friendly tours, attractions, restaurants and more.
If you're planning an event in New Orleans, then you need to hop on this website ASAP. It has everything you need - venues, caterers, transportation, party favors. This is especially great for out-of-towners who don't know the city as well; you can take care of everything in one place! Talk about making your life easier.
Again, these are just a few of the websites we recommend visitors check out when they are coming to New Orleans. Even if you don't like having a detailed pre-planned itinerary when traveling, it's good to at least get a good feel for the city you're going to before you get there.