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Moon New Orleans: Local Spots Beyond the French Quarter

Nora McGunnigle

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In this full-color first edition guide, New Orleans local Nora McGunnigle goes beyond the French Quarter to reveal the depth of this popular city's history, culture, and flavors

The spicy scent of crawfish, the crooning of a corner saxophonist, the refreshing sip of an authentic Sazerac: New Orleans is a true sensory feast. Take a bite out of the Big Easy with Moon New Orleans.
*Explore the City: Navigate by neighbourhood or by activity with colour-coded maps, or follow a guided neighbourhood walk through Uptown, the Warehouse District, Treme, and more
*See the Sites: Learn about African American history at the Backstreet Cultural Museum, ride the St. Charles Streetcar, and sip a little something while you shop on Magazine Street. Take a leisurely cycle in City Park, appreciate the wild beauty of the bayou, and explore 300 years of history in the city's famous cemeteries.
*Get a Taste of the City: Enjoy funky eateries serving Asian-Southern fusion, vegan soul food, and modern Latin fare, or head uptown to the classic French-Creole restaurants and corner po-boy shops. Savor sweet beignets with cafe au lait, sample Cajun classics like alligator and boudin, and dive into a delicious bowl of gumbo
*Bars and Nightlife: Sip a Sazerac in the Roosevelt Hotel or a Ramos Gin Fizz straight from a shaker machine, listen to the live music on Frenchmen Street, discover the best gay bars in town, and take your cocktail to go. Sample stouts at a local microbrewery, see what's on draft at the first cidery in New Orleans, and find out where the locals go to laissez les bon temps rouler
*Local Advice from proud New Orleanian Nora McGunnigle
*Flexible, Strategic Itineraries for music lovers, foodies, history buffs, and more, plus easy trips outside the city including Jungle Gardens, Bayou Teche Brewing, and the Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse
*Tips for Travellers including where to stay, how to safely cycle around the city, and advice for LGBTQ+ visitors, international travellers, families with children, and more
*Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of New Orleans, easy-to-read maps, full-colour photos, and neighbourhood guides

Go beyond the French Quarter and experience the real New Orleans with Moon's practical tips and local know-how.

Hitting the road? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. If you're heading to more of the South's best cities, try Moon Nashville or Moon Charleston & Savannah.

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