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Destination Spotlight: A Taste of New Orleans

 

Destination:  New Orleans

 

Was it your first time:  No

 

How long were you there:   2 days (December 2011).

 

Why did you go?   Weekend getaway.

 

How did you get there?  Nonstop flight from Atlanta.

 

What travel tips would you offer?    Don’t eat prior to your trip:)  Get plenty of sleep prior to arrival, you will not sleep much in New Orleans.  Bring very comfortable walking shoes.  Cabs rides between the airport and Bourbon St/French Quarter tend to be pricey, bring cash with you.

 

Hotel:  Drury Inn and Suites New Orleans.

 

What did you do?   Eat.  Drink.  Eat.  Drink.    Lots of sightseeing on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.

 

This was especially great:   To die for seafood at Deenie’s (restaurant) off Bourbon Street.  The BBQ shrimp in a spicy butter sauce served with fresh french bread was so darn good.    Gumbo from the Red Fish Grill.  Mouth-watering beignets at Cafe du Monde (bistro, French Quarter).  Sweet potato pie from Lorraine’s.  Oysters from Felix’s. Drury Inn and Suites was in a great location, very affordable, clean, and courteous staff.

This wasn’t:  Traveled during December, prior to Christmas.   Bourbon Street was quiet.

 

Favorites:   Seafood.  Oysters. Gumbo. Beignets.  Pralines.  Bread pudding.

 

Would you go back? If so, what would you do differently? Of course!  Longer stay.

 

Any surprises? Due to the time of year, Bourbon Street was unexpectedly quiet.

 

What was your Kodak moment?  So many of these on Bourbon Street….too many to name.