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Take an exiciting ride on the streetcar- an exclusive offering
Mardi Gras is coming- February 24, 2004- Ride on the float during the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras- another exclusive

Travel to the exotic land of Jazz, Food, Fun and Bourbon Street


Guide to New Orleans
Alive on Bourbon Street
The Big Easy
Louisiana Children's Museum
New Orleans Jazz history
Go to the famous Cafe du Monde in the French Market
Yahoo search (New Orleans)- get the latest weather, city map, yellow and white pages
NOLA- contests and more
Go Inside New Orleans- insiders guide to "The Big Easy"

New Orleans Facts:

Getting to New Orleans:

Get a map of the French Quarter above

BY CAR: New Orleans can be reached from the East or West via I-10 into the Central Business District (CBD); there are several highways from the North that lead into I-10: in the west, coming from the north I-55 (south) will lead you to I-10 west; coming from northeast I-59 will lead you to I-10 east

New Orleans International Airport is in Kenner about 14 miles (22km) northwest of the downtown area.

The least expensive means of getting to the city is by the Airport Express- bus service operated by Louisiana Transit Co. (504-737-9611)- which picks up/lets off on the second level on the far right as you exit and lets off/picks up at Elk and Tulane Ave near the Public Library. This currently costs $1.50 one way.

The Airport Shuttle (504-522-3500) leaves the airport every 10 minutes for all major hotels in downtown and French Quarter as well as the universities.

Taxi service usually costs the current standard rate of $21.00 for two people; $24 for three people and then $8.00 per each additional person to New Orleans.
Metry Cab: 504-833-1511; United Cab: 524-9606

Of course, limo service is also available: Limousine Livery (504)561-8777; Touch of Class (504)522-7565

Several Amtrak passenger trains leave from New Orleans weekly, one for Chicago; and others for Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami and NYC
Union Passenger Terminal (downtown); 1001 Loyola Ave; (504)528-1631; (800) 872-7245

Greyhound-Trailways bus service. Transportation Center, Union Passenger Terminal (as above); (504)525-6075; (800) 231-2222

One of the most economical ways to traverse the city is with a VisiTour Pass (passport to both streetcars and the RTA bus system). One-day pass is under $5.00; three-day pass:$8.00
Regular one-way fare with transfer is $1.10; without transfer: $1.00
Express buses and Riverfront streetcar: $1.25
EXACT CHANGE is required
Rates are subject to change; RTA: (504)248-3900


HAVE FUN and DON'T Forget:

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2004: February 24
2005: February 8
2006: February 28
2007: February 20
2008: February 5