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ICafe Du Monde
1039 Decatur St.
800-772-2927
www.cafedumonde.com

A trip to the Big Easy is not complete without a beignet and a café au lait from this legendary coffee stand across from the cathedral. Established in 1862, this world-famous coffee shop is a must for any visitor of New Orleans. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

House of Blues
225 Decatur St.
504-310-4999
www.hob.com

They don’t call this place the “Home of Live Music” for nothing. The calendar at HOB is packed full of concerts and events all year long. See a spectacular show in the Music Hall, have a drink at the Memphis Bar, or enjoy some of the finest Southern cuisine in the Voodoo Garden.

 

Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St.
504-581-4629
www.auduboninstitute.org

Go under the sea without getting wet at this world-class aquarium. Explore the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest, marvel at the sharks and stingrays as they pass just feet in front of you, or feed a penguin. You could get lost for hours in this big fish tank.

Uptown & The Garden District
St. Charles Avenue
www.neworleansonline.com/tools/neighborhoodguide/uptown.html

There's so much to see and do in and around the French Quarter, but tear yourself away for a streetcar ride along St. Charles Avenue, dotted with the nation's largest surviving number of ante-bellum mansions.