Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gardens New Orleans gardens

A Stroll through a New Orleans Garden




Looking for an exciting free activity in New Orleans? Well you don’t have to look far! A stroll through the beautiful Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park is a must during your stay in New Orleans. This free sculpture garden is located just behind the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park at 1 Collin Diboll Circle.


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The Best Cocktails in New Orleans

Looking for the perfect place to have a cocktail in New Orleans?  The number of bars in this wonderful city can be overwhelming, but if you’re looking for the perfect night cap, or even the perfect place to start an evening, the best choice is to make a visit to Pravda. Pravda, 1113 Decatur St., is a Russian Vodka bar. With over 50 varieties of vodka and the largest absinthe selection in Louisiana, you can’t go wrong with Pravda. The ambiance is uniquely enticing and the drinks are reasonably priced and deliciously deviant. Pravda truly is one of New Orleans most interesting bars. Perhaps one of the most alluring aspects of Pravda is watching the bartenders make absinthe right in front of you. If you’ve never had absinthe before or seen it made, order one of Pravda’s handcrafted absinthe cocktails and be prepared to be blown away by the complex process by which absinthe is prepared. read more »

New Orleans Attractions

An Afternoon in Audubon Park

Autobon ParkA perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon in New Orleans is at Audubon Park. Audubon Park, located across St. Charles Avenue from the Universities, is unique in its beauty and history. During the Civil War the park was used as a Confederate camp and later as a Union hospital. The park began to take it’s current shape in 1884 when it was improved to host the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Today the park is host to over 300 acres of green space, a zoo, beautiful walking and biking trails (paved and unpaved,) tennis courts, stables, and many other unique New Orleans treasures. Perhaps one of the most intriguing and unique treasures the park has to offer is what the locals refer to as “the tree of life.” This tree, thought to be one of the park’s oldest, has been a gathering place for locals of all ages for over a century. Located in the rear, left part of Audubon Park, just across Magazine Street, this massive tree is hard to miss.


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New Orleans French Quarter Festival

The French Quarter Festival summons unique music and an incredible amount of delicious food to New Orleans’ French Quarter, during the weekend of April 7-10. This festival is a perfect place to discover the unique charm and beauty of the French Quarter and New Orleans.

The French Quarter Festival, with 17 stages and over 100 performers, is the biggest free music festival in the South! You’ll hear many genres of music; jazz, gospel, brass band, cajun and zydeco and even a bit of classical. Some of our favorites include Kermit Ruffins, Bonerama, Baby Boyz Brass, Little Freddie King and Glen David Andrews.
n incredible array of food is offered at three beautiful venues: the old U.S. Mint, Jackson Square, and the Woldenberg Riverfront Park. The choices of food are endless and all worth a try. Get a taste of New Orleans unique culinary history while listening to some of the best music our country has to offer, but remember, the French Quarter festival is a relay, not a sprint. So pace yourself, and split up your food with music and your music with food.

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