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Not with kids of my own and it being a while since I was that age, I'll leave it to you to decide, but Wikitravel's New Orleans page lists several childrens' attractions in the city: Audubon Zoo (Audubon & University District) Aquarium of the Americas (French Quarter) Louisiana Childrens' Museum (Central Business District) Storyland Amusement Park, ...


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Here are a buch of good ideas I pulled from this blog post on the same topic: Cafe du Monde Horse & Carriage Ride Steamboat Natchez (Big +1 to this, one of my favorites!) Audubon Zoo & Park, or the Aquarium The WWII Museum Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World (Bonus, you get to take a Ferry to the west bank.) Swamp Tours! (Outside of the city.) There ...


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Post-trip update. I had the good fortune of stumbling upon a classical music concert at the Saint Louis Cathedral. The organ was electrifying, as was the rest of the concert. I also went to Frenchmen Street adjacent to the French Quarter. I listened to a terrific  band at The Three Muses. They were playing Django Reinhardt tunes.  In sum, the musical ...


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Preservation Hall If you are looking for something that is specific to New Orleans and reflects its character, then Preservation Hall is it. This historic music venue has great jazz with a rotating roster of bands nightly. It may attract tourists, but that is because it is popular rather than touristy.


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More, from Wikitravel, which - uniquely (as far as I know) for its New Orleans page, has a Listen section: New Orleans is justly famous for the music it produces. In some other places live music may be thought of as occasional luxury; in New Orleans live music is an essential part of the fabric of life. Parades from the grandest Mardi Gras ...


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I've always had luck with VRBO.com. I've used it over 20 times in the last 8 years and have had great success with each one. The searching on it can be a bit wonky if you don't know the neighborhoods in the area you're visiting. If I'm going someplace brand new to me, I try to spend a little time searching for maps that show (or at least describe) the names ...


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Seeing the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in their hometown venue is a nice experience which will make you feel like you are back in the jazz age drinking illegally distilled spirits. That said, it is a very popular tourist venue with two seatings nightly for which you generally need to get there 30 minutes in advance. If you are there during the day ...



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