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Marsha's Guidebook

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Marsha's Guidebook

Food scene
Directly across Ponce de Leon Street you’ll find the prettiest restaurant in town. The cuisine is French and out of this world. Check its website for a coupon.
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Cafe Degas
3127 Esplanade Avenue
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Directly across Ponce de Leon Street you’ll find the prettiest restaurant in town. The cuisine is French and out of this world. Check its website for a coupon.
Do you want gumbo? Liuzza’s by the Track serves the best gumbo in the city. The place is tiny and busy, but a wait is worth it. The garlic oysters also delight.
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Liuzza's by the Track
1518 North Lopez Street
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Do you want gumbo? Liuzza’s by the Track serves the best gumbo in the city. The place is tiny and busy, but a wait is worth it. The garlic oysters also delight.
If you are at the restaurant when it opens at 5:30, you are guaranteed a seat. Paella, fideua, or any dish on this menu is hard to beat. I have almost eaten my way through the menu and eager to do so again. We always make it a point to have a meal here. The food is the freshest in the city.
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Lola's
3312 Esplanade Avenue
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If you are at the restaurant when it opens at 5:30, you are guaranteed a seat. Paella, fideua, or any dish on this menu is hard to beat. I have almost eaten my way through the menu and eager to do so again. We always make it a point to have a meal here. The food is the freshest in the city.
The margaritas here are perfect.
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Santa Fe
3201 Esplanade Avenue
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The margaritas here are perfect.
If you aren’t interested in going out for dinner, try the deli at the grocery store downstairs. Fried chicken, muffulettas, almond chicken salad or Cuban sandwiches make fine eat at home meals.
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Canseco's Esplanade Market
3135 Esplanade Avenue
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If you aren’t interested in going out for dinner, try the deli at the grocery store downstairs. Fried chicken, muffulettas, almond chicken salad or Cuban sandwiches make fine eat at home meals.
Hungry for pizza? Nonna Mia’s is on the other side of Cafe Degas.
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Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
3125 Esplanade Avenue
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Hungry for pizza? Nonna Mia’s is on the other side of Cafe Degas.
Sightseeing
This museum is a gem. It is about five blocks up Esplanade from the condo.
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
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This museum is a gem. It is about five blocks up Esplanade from the condo.
How great is it to view fabulous art for free? The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is next to the art museum in City Park.
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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Circle
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How great is it to view fabulous art for free? The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is next to the art museum in City Park.
Story land is an amusement park in City Park.
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Storyland
5 Victory Avenue
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Story land is an amusement park in City Park.
Located in City Park, this putt-putt course has two 18 hole courses for your amusement.
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City Putt Miniature Golf Course
33 Victory Avenue
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Located in City Park, this putt-putt course has two 18 hole courses for your amusement.
This museum is located in City Park and opened 2019.
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Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia Street
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This museum is located in City Park and opened 2019.
Plan on a decent amount of time to visit this astounding museum. While there, plan on lunch in the restaurant. You will be pleased with the entire experience.
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The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
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Plan on a decent amount of time to visit this astounding museum. While there, plan on lunch in the restaurant. You will be pleased with the entire experience.
The zoo can be accessed by bus- down Magazine Street or streetcar- dow St Charles Street. You’ll exit the streetcar in front of Loyola College and Audubon Park. You can walk to the far side of the park or take the shuttle to the zoo. If you buy the three part pass, you can save some money. The other Audubon Institute experiences are the Insectarium and the Aquarium.
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Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St
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The zoo can be accessed by bus- down Magazine Street or streetcar- dow St Charles Street. You’ll exit the streetcar in front of Loyola College and Audubon Park. You can walk to the far side of the park or take the shuttle to the zoo. If you buy the three part pass, you can save some money. The other Audubon Institute experiences are the Insectarium and the Aquarium.
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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
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This quirky market is fabulous for souvenir hunting and quick, fresh, inexpensive meals.
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Shops of the Colonnade - French Market
700-1010 Decatur St
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This quirky market is fabulous for souvenir hunting and quick, fresh, inexpensive meals.

City advice

Getting around
Public transportation
Blue Bikes and a bus stop are located across Esplanade Avenue. Up Esplanade toward City Park you’ll find the Streetcar. If you take the streetcar, make sure to take the City Park one back.
Getting around
Driving and parking
If you’re driving around town, be sure to follow all street signs and mind school zones. Parking is tricky, so consider parking at the Visitor Center on Orleans and Basin Street if you’re spending the day in the French Quarter.