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My wife and I are headed to New Orleans for 6 days in a couple of weeks (it was a wedding present) and I am looking for ideas to occupy our time (you can only drink so many Hurricanes). If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it (places to eat, sights to see, etc). Might be interested in doing some fishing (thought about Venice). Never had the chance to spend this much time in New Orleans.

Thanks in advance,

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I do not know if it ever reopened, but they use to have a nice aquarium. By the way, Venice is a decent drive from NO.
 

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The Redhead and I went and took a tour of some of the Plantation homes. It was interesting, if you are into history, etc.

The Camilla Grill is a good place to get a milkshake and a fried egg on your burger or sandwich. Cafe du Monde is a must to get beignet's.
 

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The aquarium is re-opened. Could go to Gonzales, LA just a few miles north of N.O. to Cabela's. Jean Lafitte has a nature trail along a bayou to the south that isn't too bad to walk along (all boardwalk) and gators. If your wanting to go fishing then definitely Venice is the place to go, look up:

Captain Ron Price, "Fish Intimidator" • 113 Ed's Circle • Boutte, LA 70039
Phone (504) 416-6731 [email protected] http://www.fishintimidator.com/lodging.htm

He's as good as they come in Venice.
 

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We really enjoyed the old cemetery tours,a lot of history and tales of voodoo and such.
The airboat ride was a blast also.
 

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Go to the Napoleon House in the quarter get a chablis cassis, and hang out a while.
Try the College Inn on Esplanade (I think) for an oyster or shrimp loaf and hang out for a while.Go to the Alpine in the quarter and get the barbecue shrimp and hang out for a while. Breakfast try the Camellia Grill on Carrolton or the French market in the quarter. Before breakfast go to TuJague's for the best Bloody Mary in the US.
Tyler's Oyster House on Magazine.
City Park and the Delgado Museum of Fine Arts (has large collection of Tiffany Eggs made for the czar of Russia) take the trolly up through the garden district. Cemetery/ghost tour........Or go Tuna fishing in Venice.
 

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Wish I was there, I'd show y'all around.

It's hard to find a bad meal in N.O. Any place that has been open for more than 5 months is a safe bet.

The zoo and the aquarium are great places. If you're in the French Quarter and you like history, go to the Cabildo and the Presbytere. Awesome museums. They are the buildings on either side of the St. Louis cathedral on Jackson Square. Take a ride on the streetcar to see St. Charles Avenue. I always thought that was stupid tourist stuff until I went along with some tourists. It was really cool. Have dinner and a cruise on the Creole Queen. Can be quite romantic. There's good fishing not too far. Summer is best for Lake Ponchartrain at the Seabrook Bridge. Lafitte is great for reds. Take a long ride down the river on Hwy 23. You can find guides and great fishing out of Myrtle Grove, Port Sulphur, Empire, Buras, all the way down to Venice (The end of the world).

Hope y'all have fun!
 

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make sure to try the acne oyster house in the french quarter!

also check out The Cats meow on bourbon. its a kareokee bar and very very entertaining!
 

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Cafe du Monde in Jackson Square in AM for Beignets and Coffee
The Gumbo Shop for lunch in the Quarter
Cemetary tours
So many good places to eat...... Go hungry
 

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BWAHAHAHAHAHA Ninja. LMAO. That's not the Acne Oyster House. It's Acme. :D

I don't think I'd eat anywhere that had an acne problem :D
 

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Listen to Coach, he's a native and our beloved resident coonarse on the board. The museums and the streetcar down St. Charles are really nice. I love to go to Pascale Manales, Charlie's Steakhouse and Absithe(sp) House down in the museum district and quarter. Another great restaurant is Dragoo's in Metaire. You gotta try the BBQ oysters. Help me out here Coach! I've gained ten pounds just thinking about all the great food!
 

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Alas, Charlie's has been closed since Katrina. I heard a rumor this past summer that they will be opening back up soon. No confirmation on that. The bbq shrimp at Pascal's Manale is second to none. Mom has their secret recipe thanks to my grandfather being good friends with the proprietor. The Old Absinthe House is a staple, though I've only been there once.

If you get out to Metairie, I'll tell you that you've got to get yourself to Fat City and get to Drago's. The place is an old Croatian restaurant that has gone a bit yuppity with their prices and decor. Still the food is second to none. The char-grilled oysters are what I would have for my last meal.

Don't forget Deanie's Seafood in Bucktown for an awesome seafood platter.

Kenny is dead on with the Napoleon House too. It's RUSTIC, but the muffeletta there is as good as the one at Mother's or the Central Grocery and it's cheaper. I'd go for a Pimm's Cup there.

There's so much to suggest and write, I could go on for a long time, but my Saints just lost and it's past my bed time. :(
 

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Definitely spend an afternoon around the audubon zoo area. Deanie's is a good place for a seafood dinner. You could take a one hour ride to biloxi and walk their beaches and visit the casinos.
 

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Try this. Jump on the street car and head down St. Charles. Get off at Peniston(The Columns hotel is there as a point of reference). Head to the right and walk down Peniston. About 4 blocks you will hit a place called Martin's Wine Cellar(think Spec's Liquors). Grab a bottle of wine, some meats and cheeses from the deli and a loaf of french bread. Head back to the street car, get back on and get off at The Audobon Zoo/Tulane area and have a picnic. My wife and I do that and it is a great time.

Also for food- Petunia's in the quarter for breakfast. Mama's in the warehouse district for home cooking for lunch.

2nd Acme Oyster House- Our first stop always.
 

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Charbroiled oysters at Drago's. A little gambling at Harrah's . Reds and Specs in
Delacroix.

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Drago's

They opened a restaurant in the Hilton across the street from Harrah's and still the one in Metry is open. VOODOO fest is coming soon.

If you want to knock her sox off and go fancy eatin 1 night. Commander's, Antoine's, Arnaud's, Galatoire's, Clancey's.

There is a fanominal Sushi restaurant in the warehouse district "Rockin Sake"

Lot of History to take in as well.

Just dont ask for the Ray Nagin special.
 

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One day I will have to meet Coachlaw! I too am a New Orleans native and I think we think alike on many issues! I love to go to Manale's, but I have an even better recipe for Bar B Que shrimp that I am willing to share. We also like Frankie and Johnny's and Domilise's for poor boys. I second the Pimm's Cup from the Napoleon House. College Inn is on Carrollton right around the corner from my old high school, Dominican! It is not the same College Inn of the old days. It has gotten all white table clothy!! Mother's is always a good place for a poor boy too. It is in the CBD on Poydras. Too many places to even talk about eating.....starve yourself for a week before going!!!!
 
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