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Five Historic Haunts in New Orleans

You don’t need to be a history buff to get swept up in the fascinating heritage of New Orleans, which will celebrate the big 3-0-0 in 2018. You’ll find acclaimed landmarks and hidden treasures across this soulful city, from live music haunts in the French Quarter to storied restaurants in the Garden District to museums in City Park. We’ve mapped out five can’t-miss local attractions for a getaway that showcases the best of old and new New Orleans.
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1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
This iconic century-old blue-and-white landmark restaurant in the Garden District has been rising to the occasion of brunch since long before it was trendy. The Jazz Brunch held every Saturday and Sunday continues to be a crowd pleaser thanks to...
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500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
In New Orleans, one way to fit in with the locals is ordering a Pimm’s Cup: gin-based Pimm’s, lemonade, 7Up, and cucumber. It’s been the beverage of choice since the 1940s at Napoleon House in the heart of the French Quarter, a bar and restaurant...
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1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
This is the oldest and grandest art institute in a city that’s long captivated artists. The Neoclassical building sits amid the greenery of massive City Park (conveniently at the end of the Canal Streetcar Line). It’s an especially good...
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1301 Pelican Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114, USA
Board the Algiers Ferry at Canal Street—only $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists—and cross the mighty Mississippi to take in enviable views of the Crescent City skyline. After docking at historic Algiers Point on the West Bank, one of the oldest New...
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726 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Preservation Hall occupies a worn Creole town house that was originally built as a home in the early 19th century, and that had evolved into an art gallery and performance space by 1961. (It was founded by a man of philanthropic bent who fretted...