New Orleans: things to see?

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  1. A71SS4ME

    A71SS4ME Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My family and myself are planning a trip to Gulf Shores in the near future. Nether my wife nor myself have ever been to New Orleans and thought since it's pretty close to GS we would go check it out for a couple of days. Is there any thing that you guys would suggest that would be a "must do"? Keep in mind this is a family trip and we will have our sons (14 and 11 years old), so things have to be PG rated. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
     
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    The crypt of Marie Laveue a voodoo queen. She's buried in the cemetery in New Orleans.
     
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    That sounds interesting,
    Thanks. Are there any areas to stay away from?
     
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    I think your kids and mom and dad would get a kick out of the swamp boat ride/tour.
     
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    I've already been looking into that also. I think it would be something worth experiencing. Thanks.
     
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    French Quarter and eat french donuts at Cafe Du Monde. The aquarium of the Americas is within walking distance of the French Quarter. Audubon Zoo is uptown.
     
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    Lower 9th ward after payday !! :eek:
     
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    For your kids,if you feel like going across to the northshore of lake ponchatrain to Folsom,La there is the Global Wildlife Center,all kinds of african animals and animals from other countries....http://www.globalwildlife.com/
     
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    Don't forget the WWII Museum, which is really great. They also have plenty of tours of plantation homes on the river all the way from New Orleans to Baton Rouge (River Rd.)

    You can also go to the NOLA Raceway racetrack and they have a super go-cart track that will leave you with a bad case of vertigo :D Super fast for go-carts. Rich can chime in on that.

    Excellent restaurants at all price levels, too. Google "restaurants New Orleans" and check out the reviews -- they're usually right on.

    No need for a bulletproof vest--just use common sense, as in any other metropolis.

    Also look up New Orleans festivals -- I swear there are 5 or 6 every weekend throughout the city.
     
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    LOLOLOLOL...my big laugh for the day.
     

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