First Timer's Guide To New Orleans

First Timer's Guide To New Orleans

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You're in New Orleans for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Visit on a Wednesday, when admission is free. Don’t miss the Imperial Easter eggs or the Sculpture Garden’s lagoon, footbridges and contemporary sculptures. -Travel Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    The beautiful beaux arts building, dating to 1918, was shuttered post Katrina, but is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation in order to restore it to its former glory. Reopening this fall. -- CNN via Foursquare
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    really well done exhibits on the hurricanes of recent years and the history of new orleans mardi gras traditions. -- Niki via Foursquare
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    The museum includes cures for anything that ails you including voodoo potions & other weird medicines. The City of New Orleans operated the museum from 1950-1987, it's now run by a non profit org. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Buy cemetery tour tickets here or online for tours with Save Our Cemeteries - a nonprofit that works to restore the cemeteries of New Orleans. -- Anamaria Hernandez via Foursquare
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    Great historical site! Wish there was some more "behind the scenes" access, but I'm sure there's no funding for it. -- Kory Wilcox via Foursquare
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    Check out the portraits of Mayors in the main hall. -- Westley Bayas via Foursquare
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    There's a B-17 hanging from the ceiling! Plus fighter aircraft from WWII. All in all, a great museum. -- RayMo via Foursquare
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    not too big but the structure inside is pretty fascinating! also highly recommend the bookstore. full of books related to arts and designs I love as well as some New Orleans history gifts! -- Sabrina Wang via Foursquare
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    Seek out Higgins boat, which was designed and built in New Orleans. You’ll learn why the shallow-draft 36-passenger transport got credit from General Eisenhower for winning the war! -Travel Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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