Archives for March 2013

Spring break has brought winter weather and families to New Orleans. On a stroll through the CBD this morning, it was quite apparent the Crescent City is attracting families for spring break. Hence, following is an itinerary for family fun in New Orleans to get the best of your Big Easy break.

WEDNESDAY: Enjoy the miracle six miles of Magazine Street.  Begin in the 3100 block with a late breakfast at Gott Gourmet – homemade, fresh, unique.  That should satisfy the whole family.  Shop the eclectic shops in this block and pick up a New Orleans t-shirt like the locals where at Storyville Kids and across the… Read More

A streetcar ride down St. Charles Avenue this week reveals a spectacular display of color bursting from the abundance of azalea bushes blooming along the upper end of the streetcar line. The trend continues all across the city…azaleas, citrus trees releasing a spectacular aroma, jasmine, birds of paradise. So much of God’s art exploding across the canvass of New Orleans.

              What a wonderful world! What a wonderful time to engage in the gardens of the Crescent City. What a wonderful opportunity to get out and about, with friends AND family.   All the “garden” outings/activities that follow are kid friendly.  Guarantee our toddler is in tow — let me… Read More

Kiss me, I’m Irish. A visit to the Irish Channel will reveal the diverse history of this neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No matter their heritage, everyone in the Irish Channel will be claiming their Irish Heritage this weekend. And you should too.

Historically, this neighborhood (bound by Tchoupitoulas, Louisiana, Magazine and Jackson Avenues) was extremely diverse-filled with working class Irish, Germans, Italians, Americans and free people of color during the mid 1800’s.  It built up around the thriving wharf scene of lumberyards, cotton presses, tanning factories, etc. These immigrant families began to develop the area and building… Read More

New Orleans’ City Park is the sixth largest urban park in the country and continues to provide an urban oasis for hiking, biking and birding – along with the usual New Orleans supply of food, music and art.

The weather is ideal this week for getting out and about in City Park.  A real jewel in the city that operates on donations and income from attractions…no city or state funding.  And the attractions keep coming and coming – more on that later. Do some City Park day tripping and explore the Couterie Forest… Read More