Discover global insect customs, sample exotic insect cuisine, learn about the history of termites and the latest technologies used in pest control management. The city is built on a bend in the river hence the "Crescent City" moniker with streets radiating outward. Christmas Shopping in New Orleans is an absolute treat —especially since New Orleans was recently voted the best place for antique and vintage shopping! Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm.
Share Share Tweet Pin it. New Orleans shuttle buses, taxis, limos, and public transportation buses run from downtown and French Quarter areas to the airport regularly. The airport recommends that all passengers arrive two hours prior to flight takeoff. Airport Shuttle The official New Orleans Airport shuttle can get you to any destination safely and comfortably with their fleet of clean, gas-powered minibuses. Large groups are always welcome and handicapped accessible vehicles are available.
Take care of your New Orleans Airport transportation and reserve online today! Taxis Taxis here are like the "horse of a different color" in the land of Oz. Many taxis are privately owned, so one will look different from another--even those within the same company! Rental Cars Need your own wheels on your next trip to New Orleans? Renting a car can give you freedom and flexibility while you're on your trip.
There are a few different car rental companies to choose from in the city, some of which are conveniently located at or near the New Orleans airport. Amtrak also posts a variety of sales and discounts on its website, so you should always check if there is a special to your desired destination before you make your reservation.
Buses Need to get around the city while you're in town for your vacation? The area served by Jefferson Transit is shown on their route map; fortunately, there are connections to the RTA's key transportation routes. Parking Before you head into the Big Easy, please take note of an important piece of advice: While the city depends on tourist dollars, it also makes quite a lot from parking fines.
READ the signs before you park. Metered parking is enforced. You only have to pay the meters from 8 a. Call Parking Enforcement if you have a question about parking in New Orleans. The Presbytere, originally called the Casa Curial Ecclesiastical House , derives its name from the fact that it was built on the site of the residence, or presbytere, of the Capuchin monks.
It was designed in to match the Cabildo, or Town Hall, on the other side of St. The second floor, however, was not completed until , when the Wardens of the Cathedral assumed responsibility for the final phase. The building initially was used for commercial purposes until when it became a courthouse. In the structure's mansard roof was added. The Presbytere was then used by the city as a courthouse until when it became part of the Louisiana State Museum.
Daily two-hour Harbor Lunch Cruises at Dinner Jazz Cruise at 7 pm featuring the Dukes of Dixieland reservations recommended, credit card required. Experience a journey like no other into one of the least altered river swamps in the country with a Professional Native Ecological Tour Guide. Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous lies South Louisiana's crowned jewel; the Honey Island Swamp.
Journey with us as we guide you through this untouched wilderness of pristine beauty and unrivaled charm. Experience the magnificence of the wildlife in their natural surroundings. Cajun Pride features swamp, city and plantation tours 7 days a week and they plan their tours keeping in mind that you are on vacation! Hotel pickup is available from most New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner hotels.
Observe the nesting grounds of alligators, egrets, raccoons, nutria, and many species of snakes. Some wildlife are more numerous during the warmer months of the year.
Experience real-life adventure for the whole family from the comfort of our swamp boats. Tour back into our privately owned meandering bayous and take a look into the past. View moss draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here. Nearly 70, acres of the Honey Island Swamp is a permanently protected wildlife area. The beauty of nature surrounds you and wildlife abounds Ride in a passenger covered or uncovered boat never an airboat and get closer to wildlife with a chance to not only see and smell the swamp, but touch the flora and fauna around you.
Discover a realistic view of the swamp, one of the only remaining preserved wetlands in Louisiana. Old world ambiance, history, architecture and jazz Experience the sights and sounds of the colorful French Quarter as our quaint mule-drawn carriages take you back in time to another era. Our courteous and informative guides will escort you past many landmarks of New Orleans' heritage, including courtyards and iron-laced balconies, famous restaurants and galleries, Bourbon Street and the mighty Mississippi River..
Louis and Royal Streets. Major credit cards are accepted. Travel through three centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter "The City That Care Forgot! City Park and its dueling oaks are our next stop. With Cajun Encounters you will journey down the historic River Road Region as you make your way to these historic landmarks.
Experience a bygone era in one of the South's most beautiful settings -- Oak Alley Plantation, built in Marvel at the quarter mile alley of 28 Oaks, each over yrs old. City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city.
A popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride, the park hosts 11 million visitors each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area for the entire metropolitan area.
In addition, several facilities are available to host any public or private event from a formal wedding to a casual picnic, a concert to a business meeting. The hundreds of acres of park land provide enjoyment for young children playing on our playgrounds and walkers, joggers, and bicyclists winding through the park's streets and trails.
Lakeside is conveniently located at the intersection of Causeway North and I, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter. It was second in size and grandeur only to Belle Grove Plantation Home, which suffered a series of disasters, and finally succumbed to fire.
Nottoway was built in by John Hampden Randolph, of Virginia, who amassed a great fortune in sugar. The house has 50 rooms, which were certainly needed, as John Randolph had 11 children.
It is said that Nottoway was the first Plantation Home to have a bathroom on the second floo. Opened daily for tours with period dressed guides sharing the French and German heritage of the family, slaves and civil war. Tours begin daily at 9: Oak Alley is truly the quintessential Southern Antebellum Plantation home.
It is a massive Greek Revival home, supported by 28 columns, each 8 feet in circumference, with 15 foot high ceilings and 16 inch thick brick walls. The 13 foot wide veranda surrounds the house on all four sides, offering a splendid view, and ample shade and protection from the sun or rain.
From the main entrance, two rows of 14 magnificent oak trees now years old line the walk to the Mississippi River, a quarter mile away, hence the name "Oak Alley". Joseph Plantation is one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. In addition to the Manor Home, we have numerous outbuildings for you to explore. Several buildings have been moved to their present location from another part of the property, but most remain exactly where they were built.
Take a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation "Home. Laura is a little different than most of the Louisiana antebellum plantations, in that it is built in the French "Creole" style, rather than in the style of the English or American antebellum homes common throughout the area. While it has the wide veranda that most plantation homes had, the ceilings were not quite as high, and the architectural style is noticeably different.
Norman Marmillion, owner and manager of Laura, "Twenty five years ago, before we knew anything about Laura or her Memoirs, we wanted to save this small place. It was because of those last houses you can see in the back. We have four of the old slave cabins standing. There were once 69 cabins and people lived in those houses until Chalmette Battlefield River Cruise by day View the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans from the river as the Captain entertains you with a detailed narration of New Orleans landmarks, history, vessel information, and river lore.
The sounds of a lively jazz band fill the air as you enjoy a lavish Creole buffet in elegantly appointed dining rooms. Journey with us by boat, Cajun-style, for a 1 hour 45 minute tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands.
Tours By Isabelle is the oldest locally owned and family run New Orleans tour company, providing first class, small scale, personalized service since ! Enjoy a trip into one of the least-altered river swamps in the country. Take a tour operated by New Orleans natives, and experience the Honey Island Swamp with an authentic, safe, personal, and hands-on tour.
View in amazement the winding Mississippi as you proceed to the beautiful bayous landing for a closer look at the abundant wildlife. This exciting package combines all the sites of the New Orleans Bayou Tour with the addition for a swamp tour in the authentic Cajun village of Kraemer, Louisiana.
After the flight you'll hop on a boat for a quiet ride into the heart of Louisiana swampland. Get close to wildlife common to this are while learning the intricacies of Cajun life in the swamp. Did you know about all the civil war fortifications located in southern Louisiana?
Take this exclusive tour and see civil war forts and other fortifications that protected the city during the s and s. Flying over Louisiana's wetlands for over fifty years, we have witnessed the devastating loss of one of our greatest resources. Let us tell you our story of a once lush landscape made of thriving fresh, brackish and saltwater marshes and cypress swamps.
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Get directions. The Apple Store is located in Lakeside Shopping Center, at Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie, LA. Traveling on I, exit Causeway Boulevard, head north, take the first service road exit right, and follow signs to the mall. New Orleans is an eclectic mix of neighborhoods - from the funky, bohemian Bywater all the way to the oak-lined Garden District. There's something for every type of traveler in each part of town, whether you're seeking authentic live music, historic (and quite photogenic) architecture, or . In New Orleans, locals are always happy to stop and give directions to visitors. Sometimes those directions might be confusing. In our vernacular, “north, south, east and west” are usually replaced by “lakeside, riverside, downtown and uptown” – which doesn’t tell you much of anything if .