need a 1 day tour plan for New Orleans

Feb 18th, 2010, 05:34 AM
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need a 1 day tour plan for New Orleans

Our family will have 1 day to spend in NO over Spring Break. We have kids from 8-16 years old. Can anyone recommend a one day touring plan and where to park. Thanks
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Feb 20th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, and Insectarium (pick any 2) should be enough to fill a day for kids those ages. I'd park downtown in Canal Place, which is a stone's throw from the Aquarium and Insectarium. Take the St. Charles Streetcar to Audubon Park and either walk it or take the free shuttle bus to the Zoo.
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Feb 21st, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Is that a good place to park if you want to tour the french quarter and eat at Cafe Demonde and see a cemetery too?
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Feb 21st, 2010, 06:12 AM
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Another option is a Gray Line city tour that offers a cemetery stop.

http://www.graylineneworleans.com/

The tour originates in the Quarter and there is plenty of parking right beside it. They are also within walking distance of Cafe DuMonde and the French Market but if you don't want to walk the whole way you can ride the streetcar since it runs right beside the Gray Line office. Gray Line used to offer a 10% AAA discount, but I don't know if they do that now or not.
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Feb 21st, 2010, 08:34 AM
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I would do the bus tour. NO can be a lot of walking, and this will save you some steps!

Cafe Du Monde is neat, but all they have is coffee and pastries, so it's not really a meal. DO NOT wear black clothing that day because will end up covered in powdered sugar and you won't be able to get it off!
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Feb 21st, 2010, 09:56 AM
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ChristieP is absolutely correct - I always tell New Orleans "virgins" that you know you're close to Cafe DuMonde if everybody coming towards you is wiping powdered sugar off their clothing.
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Feb 21st, 2010, 07:30 PM
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tracib, yes, Canal Place is just a few blocks away from Cafe Du Monde.
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 02:15 PM
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Here is one well thought out itinerary: http://www.frommers.com/destinations...020020766.html

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