The Rough Guide to New Orleans (Rough Guide to New Orleans & Cajun Country)

The Rough Guide to New Orleans is the ultimate travel guide to this captivating city. Packed with smart, lively coverage of all the sights, hotels, restaurants and bars - as well as the best places to hear amazing live music, from jubilant Second Line street parades to atmospheric local clubs. This is the book that tells you what you really want to know about New Orleans - the best hole in the wall restaurants, the best French Quarter guesthouses, the sights that are worth seeing and those that aren't. New Orleans' vibrant festivals are covered in detail: Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest - the biggest roots music festival in the US - Essence, Voodoo, French Quarter Fest and many more. If you want to really experience the city like a local, encountering Mardi Gras Indians at dawn or dining at grand old Creole restaurants unchanged for centuries, this is the book for you. Katrina and its aftermath are covered honestly with no holds barred, and there are details on volunteering opportunities, from helping rebuild in the Ninth Ward to re-planting the nearby wetlands. Stunning photography brings this extraordinary city to life while detailed maps, marked with all sights, hotels, restaurants and bars, will help you get around. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to New Orleans .

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By Rebecca (Missoula, MT) · ★★★★☆ · February 11, 2011
It's hard to tell how good, how useful a travel guide is until you actually get to your destination, but this particular book in the Rough Guide series is packed with honest advice. Attractions, restaurants, and nightclubs that the New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau boosts are revealed to... ...more
By Elizabeth (Bellingham, WA) · ★★★★☆ · March 24, 2012
One of the most useful and detailed travel guides for New Orleans, especially if you're interested in getting out to see things beyond the usual tourist meccas and pick up the flavor of the place. ...more
By Christina (Boston, MA) · ★★★☆☆ · September 19, 2010
This book was pretty useful in helping us plan our trip. I'd definitely consult with Rough Guides again before visiting a new city. ...more