THE BIG EASY ON THE CHEAP!
In such a popular location as New Orleans it can get tough to find nice accommodation located near the hot spots for less than $200 per night and that is just for an average hotel room. Not to worry we’ve got you covered we’re sure we’ll have you smiling ear to ear!
If you’ve never visited this slice of uniqueness when it comes to American towns here’s a quick description of how it came to be and where it is today
It’s basically an island between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is a city defined and shaped by waterways. Nicknamed the Crescent City because of its quarter-moon shape, New Orleans was isolated from the mainland for close to 250 years.
Because of that isolation, the city was a hotbed of cultural innovation, distinctive developments including jazz, Creole cuisine, gospel music, jazz funerals and a sassy stew of cultures that are uniquely its own.
Until the first major bridge was built linking the city to the mainland in 1958, New Orleans was dominated by more canals than Venice. Locals got around by boat and by hopping on one of the historic streetcars that traveled more than 200 miles of lines, including the infamous streetcar named Desire that ran along Desire Street.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Culturally, New Orleans boasts an eclectic hybrid of African-American, French and Spanish influences. Both the French and the Spanish ruled the city before the United States snatched it up, along with the rest of Louisiana in the $15 million Louisiana Purchases in 1803.
In the 18th century, Creoles were defined as French or Spanish descendants born in the colony. The Cajuns of South Louisiana were originally French colonists who, more than 350 years ago, settled in Nova Scotia. The British exiled them, resulting in a wave of Cajuns settling in the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. To understand more about the difference between Cajun and Creole see here.
NEW ORLEANS TODAY
Understanding the roots of these two groups adds color and dimension to the vibrancy of New Orleans, a city with a rhythm, style and attitude all its own. It’s a city of festivals, of freewheeling fun, of go-cups poured in the bars where cocktails were invented. It’s a place where pirates and ghosts have free rein, where cemeteries are above-ground cities of the dead and Voodoo has its own royal queen. Here, Carnival stretches for weeks, gumbo and crawfishrecipes are family heirlooms and neighborhood pride is touted in all corners of the Big Easy.
This is an opportunity to experience live Jazz in varying forms in a pre-selected, safe environment. Venues chosen offer a variety of atmospheres and music styles for your enjoyment. Avoid paying too much for admissions to venues that have consistently pleased previous visitors.
To the spellbound visitor that gets it, New Orleans is like no other place in the world, a city formed by the superstitions, traditions and history of Creoles, Spaniards, French, Irish, Italians, enslaved Africans and free people of color. The particular experiences to be had here have always been driven by independent thinkers, creative spirits and non-conformists. And that is never going to change.
Located across the street from the French Quarter Sits This Beautiful Condo With Out Door Patio For $100 Per night with exception to Major Holidays like Mardi Gras
There Are Beautiful Hotels in New Orleans but like San Francisco they seem to be a bit on the pricey side. We are GoCheepNow.com
Now if you want to do something Really Cool take a Cooking Class you’ll love it and get to impress your friends when you get home.
Ok, We know we are GoCheepNow.com,,,
But sometimes when we are traveling we may want to Splurge! No Discounts Offered from these guys. But thought it was Just To Cool not to mention!
They are a very fun and positive fishing charter! They are a fleet of Louisiana native guides that really know the waters and will put you on some serious fish catching action!
Easy day trips out of New Orleans. Inshore, offshore, marsh, oil rigs, islands you name it they will go there! Redfish, speckled trout, snapper, cobia, sharks, mackerel, flounder, sheepshead, and many other species are caught depending on season.
Captain Markham Dickson also speaks German if your group needs that service he can run it personally. Big groups or small (1-60 people) we will make sure y’all have a good time! 1-6 people per boat and 10 boats at the ready!
They go fishing in coastal Louisiana around grasslines, islands, oil rigs, and islands. As close as 5 miles by boat or as much as 90 miles! Open water or inshore! 1-6 people per boat, up to 15 people per booking. book multiple times for large groups we have 10 boats at the ready.
We hope you enjoy The Big Easy this is truly one of our favorite places to visit when we just want to get away and have no expectations. Surprises on every corner.