Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Orleans

I'll be in new Orleans this weekend. Any suggestions for family-friendly attractions to visit. It is for a wedding, so I don't expect we'll have lots of time, but an hour or two to see some sights should work. Does the Catholic church in Lafayette Jackson Square have a Sunday mass? Is the church worth seeing? Coffee-au-lait and begniees at that shop across the street Cafe du Monde after might make for a nice Sunday morn. Where best to see the River? Any nice parks along it? Thanks.

Thursday. The Saint Louis Cathedral has a 9 am mass on Sunday, still not sure if it is worth seeing inside, but that and then Cafe du Monde might make a nice Sunday morn. The Aquarium sounds good. There is a park from there along the River that might be a nice walk. All depends on how much free time we have. Thanks for the suggestions.

7 comments:

One Sock Short said...

I loved the aquarium there, though I haven't seen it post-Katrina. I thought that was also a good location to river-watch, since ferries docked around there. And Cafe Du Monde is a treat anytime!

Old school librarian said...

The zoo is nice if you have time and the weather is reasonable. It's away from downtown but is on the river.
Liz

Old school librarian said...

The zoo is nice if you have time and the weather is reasonable. It's away from downtown but is on the river.
Liz

Heather Barrett said...

I definitely recommend visiting St. Louis cathedral. Actually, I believe it is a basilica--recognized as being one of the most historically and culturally important churches in the world. And it is very beautiful inside, as I recall.

Enjoy your trip, and safe travels!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Cafe du Monde will have a crowd in the seating area on Sunday. If you're ok with not dining in, consider getting your order to go and taking it up to the river walk. It's right there, you can't miss it. We love sitting on the benches and watching the ships. Aquarium and Insectarium are fine, up and running. Have fun!

mattm said...

The cathedral is definitly worth visiting.

If you only have a little time just spend the day strolling around the quarter.

You can also take a streetcar ride uptown if you want

definitly make a visit to cafe du monde.

David said...

St. Louis cathedral. Actually, I believe it is a basilica--recognized as being one of the most historically and culturally important churches in the world. And it is very beautiful inside, as I recall.