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Festival Fun in New Orleans

February 27th, 2012 by bbnola

Bagpipes

One of many St. Patrick's Day Parades in New Orleans.

Festivals fill the March calendar in New Orleans. Pack your bags, book a room in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, and make your travel plans today.

Soul Fest, March 3-4, 2012. Celebrate the history and heritage of African Americans in New Orleans. Soul Fest celebrates with music, food, crafts, history and culture at the Audubon Zoo.

St. Patrick’s Day, March 11-18, 2012. Why limit St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to just one day? In New Orleans, we celebrate for a week. Four parades, numerous street parties, and plenty of fun await visitors during this time.

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, March 21-25, 2012. Scream “Stella” in the streets like your life depends on finding her. Participate in lectures and special events with literary figures, actors and actresses. Live the dream.

Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tour, March 23 and April 1, 2012. Finally! Peek inside many of the historic homes you’ve long admired in the French Quarter, Uptown, and Garden District. Embrace the wonderful cultural heritage of New Orleans.

The Leisurely Side of New Orleans

February 17th, 2012 by bbnola

Bayou St. John, New Orleans

Bayou St. John.

Visitors to New Orleans come here to celebrate Mardi Gras with outrageous parades and cocktails in the street. They come to listen to some of the finest musicians alive play in dark, intimate bars. They come here to feast on po-boys, beignets, and gumbo, to admire the architecture, to experience the culture.

Many people don’t think about experiencing New Orleans from the water. They should. It’s a wonderful way to see the city from a different perspective.

Bayou St. John meanders past many New Orleans attractions. To paddle the bayou is to experience the area the way some of the first people did; it is easier to approach the city from the Gulf of Mexico through Lake Pontchartrain and Bayou St. John than to fight the current of the Mississippi River. Plus it’s fun.

Kayak tours of the bayou lead past the vast and serene City Park, the Spanish Custom House, and the Pilot House. Paddlers will float past the New Orleans Museum of Art and St. Louis Cemetery #3, with it’s spectacular above-ground tombs. In addition to New Orleans landmarks, kayaking along Bayou St. John provides excellent viewings of wildlife: herons, pelicans, and other water fowl being most predominant.

Mardi Gras may be in full swing, but it’s still possible to find serenity in New Orleans. Check in to a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast and look into kayak tours. They’re a wonderful way to round out any New Orleans vacation.

 

Simply Experience New Orleans

August 30th, 2011 by bbnola

Living the Blues

Experience New Orleans to the fullest extent.

New Orleans is a city of festivals, food, and fun. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries, museums, and historic sites abound. You can run yourself ragged while in New Orleans, trying to see and do and taste as much as possible. That’s not a bad thing, but there is another way.

Simply experience New Orleans. Find a spot to sit, and watch the city as it moves and breathes around you. Find a place to sip a cup of coffee and nibble a beignet as you listen to the locals and tourists come and go. Find a place to listen to music, inside or outside, professional or busker, and let the rhythm flow through you.

The innkeepers of your New Orleans Bed and Breakfast should be able to help you find such spots. They’ll know where to find the best buskers, the strongest coffee and most mouthwatering beignets. They’ll know the best people-watching spots in the city. Ask them, then head out for a day of doing not much at all – but experiencing everything – in New Orleans.