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2010 Mardi Gras Facts

2010 Mardi Gras Facts

September 23, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

Next year, the year 2010, is sure to hold a great deal of excitement and festivities as we celebrate Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras 2010 is going to be an interesting time of celebration. Why? For one thing, Mardi Gras is always interesting. But here are a f… Read More »

Welcome Football Fans!

Welcome Football Fans!

September 15, 2009  |  New Orleans

Football fever is in the air! New Orleans loves football but we especially love the fans who come to our great city to support their favorite team! Whether you are traveling with your favorite NFL team or are a booster of your NCAA team playi… Read More »

What Do Indians Have to Do With Mardi Gras?

What Do Indians Have to Do With Mardi Gras?

July 15, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

For those who aren’t familiar with the variety of traditions surrounding Mardi Gras, one of the most colorful and interesting is usually the Mardi Gras Indians. People want to know how it started and what it all means! There’s no simple w… Read More »

You need to be at Satchmo SummerFest

You need to be at Satchmo SummerFest

July 9, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

The Ninth Annual Satchmo SummerFest...July 30 - August 2, 2009 Come Celebrate the life of Louis Armstrong with a fun-filled weekend of activities and music including: Traditional Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, and a Brass Band; plus Children's … Read More »

King Cake and Coffee - Even in July

King Cake and Coffee - Even in July

July 1, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

There’s a lot of rich tradition, history, and religious significance surrounding the customs of Mardi Gras. There’s also a lot of fun. While there’s really no way to experience the parades, the festivities, and the cooler weather… Read More »

Go 4th on the River: Independence, NOLA Style

Go 4th on the River: Independence, NOLA Style

June 25, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Plan to spend July 4th along the downtown New Orleans Riverfront and enjoy the Go 4th on the River celebration...ranked 5th "must see" fireworks display in the U.S., by American Pyrotechnic Association. The 19th Annual Go 4TH on t… Read More »

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals!

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals!

May 12, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Not that anyone really needs a reason to want to come to New Orleans...but there are some people that may need to know why they need to come to New Orleans NOW! We have festivals galore coming up in the next few weeks, including:New Orleans Wine and… Read More »

Jazz Fest Express: Travel with Ease

Jazz Fest Express: Travel with Ease

April 20, 2009  |  New Orleans

Grayline New Orleans is once again offering the best way to get to the Jazz Fest...take their Jazz Fest Express...the ONLY shuttle that can bring you INSIDE the gates of the FESTIVAL. On all seven days of the Fest...April 24, 25, 25, 30, May … Read More »

French Quarter Fest

French Quarter Fest "best of the year"

March 16, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Ask any local person what is their favorite festival...10 to 1 the response will be the French Quarter Festival. This great event takes place in the French Quarter April 17-19. Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical p… Read More »

Getting Around New Orleans

Getting Around New Orleans

March 2, 2009  |  New Orleans

by Shawn Plep Tourists and visitors who really want to see the beautiful city of New Orleans there need to be prepared to get around using both public and private transportation. While the public buses can be acceptable at times, they probabl… Read More »