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What is New Orleans
New Orleans, is the largest city in Louisiana (some 255,000 in the city, 1.2 million in the metropolitan area as of March 2007, and still re-growing), as well as the state's top visitor destination. The city has a reputation for historical roots, hot and muggy weather, good food, good music, and over-the-top debauchery. Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina recently, New Orleans is still the tourist hot-spot it always has been. Jazz music still rules the city's streets and Mardi Gras is still celebrated every day of the year.
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"At the big toe of boot-shaped Louisiana, New Orleans nestles between Lake Pontchartrain, a huge but shallow body of saltwater that forms the northern edge of town, and a meniscus-shaped bend of the Mississippi River."
"The mansion-lined streets of the Garden District and Uptown, the aboveground cemeteries that dot the city, and the open air along Lake Pontchartrain provide a nice balance to the frenzy of the Quarter."
"Bienville quickly settled on high ground at the site he had previously seen, and not only because the bend in the river would be relatively easy to defend: Although it was some 100 miles inland along the river from the Gulf of Mexico, the site was near St. John's Bayou, which provided easy water transportation directly into Lake Pontchartrain."
"By the time the French founded the city in 1718, seven small tribes known as the Muskogeans inhabited the Florida Parishes north of Lake Pontchartrain and, occasionally, the banks of the Mississippi River."
"In the late 20th century many people who worked in New Orleans started living in Covington, commuting across Lake Pontchartrain on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway."
"Before the founding of what would become known as the city of New Orleans, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who took advantage of Bayou St. John (known to the natives as Bayouk Choupique) which flowed into Lake Pontchartrain and the short distance between its headwaters and the Mississippi River to create a portage."
"The heart of the city lies between the river and Lake Pontchartrain and, from this approximately 13km (8-mile) core, the suburbs of Greater New Orleans spread out into the surrounding expanse of drained swampland."
"The city is located in the Mississippi River Delta on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain."
"Below you will find our personalized walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District, as well as a stroll along a less traveled route (Esplanade Ridge) that should prove no less rewarding."
"Though tourist areas like the French Quarter remain pretty much intact ,many mimes, musicians, jugglers and other street performers (those that lent so much charm to the area) have not returned."
"Few details have been missed in re-creating this sumptuous 1861 mansion, nine blocks from the French Quarter."
"The aforementioned Magazine Street area has a number of excellent restaurants, as does St. Charles St. If you're staying in or around the French Quarter and are looking for something closer, Tchoupitoulas, which intersects Poydras near Harrah's Casino, has restaurants ranging from pricey upscale Emeril's to a place called "Lucy's Retired Surfers' Bar & Grill," as well as hosting nightlife options for those who prefer something a bit more subdued than raucous Bourbon St. Lastly, just because you're in New Orleans doesn't mean you should stick to Cajun and Creole."
"-Maison Dupuy, New Orleans Hotel -A wonderful boutique hotel in our French Quarter only 2 blocks from Bourbon Street ... this hotel has a beautiful courtyard with a real New Orleans atmosphere; renovated historic homes surround what is now the courtyard with a fountain and pool."
"I'm thinking a swamp tour, and/or the haunted French quarter tour."
"was a fire that destroyed 856 of the 1,100 structures in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 21 , 1788 ,  spanning the south central French Quarter from Burgundy to Chartres Street, almost to the riverfront buildings."
"The city also hosts numerous smaller festivals and gatherings like the French Quarter Festival, Creole Tomato Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, the Essence Festival hosted by the magazine, Halloween parading and costume balls, Saint Patrick's Day and Saint Joseph's Day parading, Southern Decadence, and so many more."
"The spiritual and cultural heart of New Orleans is the French Quarter, where the city was settled by the French in 1718."
"Street Smarts -- The French Quarter is fairly safe, especially during the daytime, thanks to the number of people present at any given time, but some areas are better than others."
"But after Hurricane Katrina, with its population reduced by over half and a significant portion of its neighbourhoods still damaged, the city considered cancelling Mardi Gras."
"The area was hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005."
"The high ground of the "Carrollton Spur" was fortunately above the great flood which devastated much of the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, leaving this charming neighborhood intact."
"As of summer 2006, Armstrong will again be served by 202 daily flights to/from 37 destinations (approximately 76% of its capacity prior to Hurricane Katrina) thoughout North America."
"Then in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck, toppling levees, flooding much of the city and drastically changing everything."
"On 29 August 2005, Hurricane Katrina came roaring through the Crescent City."
"n.b. Hurricane Katrina did terrible damage to the city in Sept '05."
About New Orleans
graciawalker wrote about New Orleans 3 years, 6 months ago
New Orleans is one of the metro city in United States of Louisiana. This city is largest driven tourists in Louisiana. This city is most likely to all travelers. This summer holidays I visited this city for enjoying colorful holidays. I planned this trip in a very stress mood because I don’t have so much time that I go for any tourist destination. But some of my friends forced me very much because they heard about this city from their neighbors. So by lot of forcing from them I can’t refuse to them and prepare myself for this trip but my heart was not there. For this trip I packed only my luggage and all planning for hotel and air reservations they made for which I paid only to them.
In the second week of July we fly to this city by air for four days. By entering to this city my mood was totally changed by seeing beautiful architecture of this city. Taking an entry in this city first of all we check in our <a href="http://www.anylodging.com/us/la/new-orleans-hotels">bourbon new orleans hotel</a> which was very nice containing with all tourist needs and we know only that those things which we need were there. In this city first of all skylines attracts me and then this <a href="http://www.anylodging.com/">cheap hotels</a> in which we stayed. After getting such a beautiful place I give thanks to all my friends. By getting this city I forget my all stress days and enjoy this city.
After taking an entry into this city we also know that this city is considered as most celebrated city because of oppressive weather, metro area, great time, historic places and great music. Instead of reserving rooms we like to take facilities of hotels because of <a href="http://www.anylodging.com/us/la/new-orleans-hotels">cheap hotels in new orleans</a> were there that can be searched on internet through which will give you online reservation facilities. Out of these hotels we book our room in bourbon Orleans because it was located in the middle of French quarter which is a most visited destination of this city.
In this city first of all we give our time to French quarter because of nearer to our hotel and most visited. In this district first of all we see all sightseeing places like bourbon street, Jackson square, Charles Street, French market, Royal Street, jazz park and museums. All the places were very interesting and from this district we also take some good things and gifts.
In New Orleans uptown we saw Audubon park, zoo, and butterfly park. These places were very nice with its adventures and beautifulness.
While in other districts of this city we saw art center, aquarium, Lafayette square, lake view, conventional centers, and art museums.
By giving three days to this city we leave this city and came back to our home town by enjoying these summer holidays. This trip was one of interesting trip of us and all of us enjoyed it a lot. This trip was so surprising to me and I always think if my friends do not in my life then I can never such a beautiful trip.
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