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Meet a Local Host®
Angela is a native of the city as well as a licensed New Orleans tour guide for the past 25 years. She is also a graduate of the International Tour Directors Institute in San Francisco. She is the former real estate editor of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans's daily newspaper.
Angela lives just a block from Bourbon Street in Faubourg Marigny, the neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter, and owns and operates a bed and breakfast there with her husband Russ. "I love welcoming visitors to the 'World's Most Interesting City,'" she says, "and look forward to telling them about our fabulous music and fine restaurants." You'll enjoy meeting Angela as much as she enjoys meeting guests.
On Your Own Suggestions
- Drop your money in the hat and head into one of the country’s time-honored institutions to experience real New Orleans jazz at Preservation Hall.
- Give your tastebuds a treat at Café du Monde, a New Orleans favorite. Relax at this sidewalk café in the French Market and enjoy the specialty of the house—fresh made beignets, square French-style doughnuts lavishly covered with powdered sugar.
- Don’t miss the world-famous Mid City Bowling Lanes, the only place to find Rock ‘N’ Bowl. Locals and tourists alike go to this 18-lane center to bowl and dance until the wee hours of the morning. Given the vibrant atmosphere, it doesn’t take long for bowlers to start doing the Twist on the approach.
- Learn a lesson in history at the National World War II Museum (National D-Day Museum). From the beaches of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, the museum’s exhibits blend personal accounts, artifacts, documents, photographs, and never-before-seen film footage that tells the stories of the amphibious landings that made victory in World War II possible.
- Visit St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest active cathedral in the U.S. and one of only 15 minor basilicas in the country. Established in 1720, it towers over Jackson Square and is an important historic and religious symbol for this predominantly Catholic city. Tours depart from the gift shop regularly.
- Ride a New Orleans streetcar, the oldest continuously running street railway in the U.S. There are two streetcar lines in New Orleans—St. Charles and Riverfront—and rides highlight some of the city’s major sites.
- Shop antique stores, browse art galleries, and visit unique shops and boutiques on Magazine Street.