My Favourite Experiences in New Orleans:
1. Beignets and Cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde - This coffee place opens 24 hours! For about 5 dollars, I got a seat looking out to Jackson Square. It was great to watch people, the horse carriages, and a live band playing music while sipping hot coffee and enjoying the warm French-style doughnuts.
|Beignets and Cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde|
|Lace iron home in the French Quarter, New Orleans|
|Bourbon Street, New Orleans|
|St. Charles Avenue streetcar, New Orleans|
5. Jazz at Preservation Hall and reading up on some of the famous musicians.
|Statues of 3 musicians in New Orleans|
|Preservation Hall, New Orleans|
|Iron bench at Preservation Hall, New Orleans|
|St Louis Cathedral, New Orleans|
|New Orleans sign|
|Calle Real street history|
9. Browsing antique shops and visiting the Historic New Orleans Collection museum on Royal Street in the French Quarter.
10. Riding the Canal Street ferry from Canal Street to Algiers. For $2, this is a fabulous ride across the mighty Mississippi River!
Getting from Toronto to New Orleans was easy with a non-stop flight that took about 3 hours. For getting from and to the Louis Armstrong International Airport, I used the airport shuttle bus. The weather in New Orleans in early December was sunny and cool, just great for walking and exploring. The best way to explore the French Quarter and the Garden District is on foot. Public transit such as the streetcars, or ferry was inexpensive. I was very happy with my decision to visit New Orleans.
Have you been to New Orleans? If you have, what were your favourite experiences while you were there?