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New Orleans attractions that put us at ease


Lodging
Dauphine Orleans
, inexpensive to moderate, (800) 521-7111. It's not fancy (except for the patio rooms), but it's central, efficient, and quiet enough that you'll be able to sleep in. you'll need that.
Hotel Maison de Ville and the Audubon Cottages, very expensive, (504) 528-5858. there's no more relaxing spot than this hidden gem just off Bourbon Street.
Hotel Provincial, moderate, (504) 581-4995. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this antiques-filled hotel is still central to the action.

Dining
Bayona
, expensive, (504) 525-4455. Susan Spicer is one of the most respected chefs in a city filled with respected chefs. She's also in the kitchen nearly every night. One note: try the sweet breads. Trust us.
Coop's Place, inexpensive, (504) 525-9053. The bar is worn like an old pair of jeans, and the jambalaya is hands down the best in New Orleans.
Déjà Vu Restaurant & Bar, inexpensive, (504) 523-1936. After a night of bar hopping, you’ll want to remember this: Déjà Vu is in the quarter, it serves food (try the eggwich), and it’s open 24 hours.

Nightlife
The Bombay Club
, (504) 586-0972. Even in New Orleans, sometimes you just need some peace and quiet. This elegant bar with an
exhaustive martini list has both, plus nightly jazz Wednesday to Saturday.
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, (504) 522-9377. One of the most photographed spots in the quarter, Lafitte’s is at its finest at night when the bar is lit only by candles. Get there around midnight and you may catch mounted police and their horses taking a break.
The Spotted Cat, (504) 943-3887. Located on up-and-coming Frenchman Street, where live music clubs abound; the tunes here are free and the drinks are strong.

Shopping
Cool Stuff/Antiques & Things
, (504) 897-9466. Unlike the ritzy antique shops in the quarter, this store specializes in funky, midcentury mod. Pick up something in avocado green.
Erzulie’s Authentic Voudou, (504) 525-2055. This shop can get your spiritual mojo flowing with voodoo kits, potions, and candles.
Louisiana Music Factory, (504) 586-1094. You know all those great bands you heard on your trip? Stop here and you can take them all home with you.

Attractions
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
, (888) 721-7493. This cemetery, across the street from Commander’s­ Palace, isn’t the biggest in town, but it is easy to reach on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, and you can explore it safely on your own. Just don’t get scared.