Welcome to Welge Travel Report's New Orleans city guide. Here you'll find the best of New Orleans. WTR's New Orleans map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in New Orleans - including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Sydney and Wanda Bestoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA .
You'll also find the best dining in New Orleans, guided by WTR's Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in New Orleans includes Commander’s Palace and Coop’s Place.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Welge Travel Report Notables for New Orleans
Getting around in New Orleans
Public Transportation in New Orleans
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to see New Orleans is walking. Taxis are available and the St. Charles street car is fun.
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People Watching in New Orleans
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Jackson Square.
Beverages in New Orleans
Our Larry Lager says the best drink in New Orleans is The Hurricane at Pat O'Briens. Larrry points out that Pimm's Cup, Ramos Gin Fizz and the Mimosa are all popular NO libations.
Dining in New Orleans
WTR's Carlota Cuisine was here for the opening and thinks the best dinner in NO is at Restaurant August - D: Nightly, L: F, 301 Tchoupitoulas St, 504-299-9777
Oysters 3-ways, rabbit cassoulet, pan roasted red fish with basil risotto.
Nightlife/Entertainment in New Orleans
Our Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife can be found in The French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. WTR's Knight Kap likes Tip's and the Music Box Village in Bywater.
Shopping in New Orleans
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best boutiques and shops can be found on Royal and Canal. Shari says galleries are there as well and also in the Central Business District and Magazine Street.
Recognition for New Orleans
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for New Orleans
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
March 8, 2018 to September 2, 2018 see Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1782-1802
In conjunction with the Tricentennial celebration of New Orleans, Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1782-1802 will tell the story of Yucatán-born Josef Xavier Francisco de Salazar y Mendoza (c. 1750-1802), whose career spanned most of the Spanish administration of New Orleans.
The focal point of New Orleans is Jackson Square. It is here that you can start out in walking tours and horse-drawn carriage tours. Around lunchtime you can listen to the New Orleans sound of live music, while watching the mimes and jugglers ply their talents in hope of a generous donation.
You can also purchase a painting from one of the many street artists, or have your picture painted. There are several benches, and any spot is a good vantage point.