While we were in New Orleans, LA recently for the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, we had some time to site see. Here are some of the sites from our visit.
On Friday, after we checked into the hotel and went to the race expo, we began to check out some local sites. In fact, this golden jazz dude was really cool.
Right next to our hotel was the Outlet Collection Riverwalk. This place had anything you would want, from food to clothing stores.
At the corner of Poydras & Camp Streets (where the race started) was a cool painting on the side of a building.
After dinner we walked down to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints. Right next to it was the Smoothie King Center where the New Orleans Pelicans play.
While there I wanted a picture of the sign that detailed the place; however, I was photobombed by a disgruntled employee.
After breakfast we walked through Jackson Square to see the St. Louis Cathedral. But first we spotted our first gold man actor.
Afterward, we toured around the French Quarters area and saw the token places known for the area.
Then we did a quick tour of Bourbon street. Notice it is daylight. We did not venture down there at night.
After leaving the Bourbon Street area, we headed toward the Mississippi River area to go to the Aquarium. On the way we saw this cool paddlewheel ship cruising down the Mississippi.
No tour of New Orleans would be complete without some shots of the street cars.
Next up, the Lafayette Cemetery. It had a lot history, so here is a little slide show.
On the way to the cemetery we passed the Commander’s Palace Restaurant. By the looks of the picture it just looks like any other restaurant. Well, this is a five star, most expensive place to eat in New Orleans. We continued on to the cemetery!
Based on the pictures, I now realize this has got long, so I am going to break it up into multiple parts. Stay tuned later for another episode. I hope you enjoyed this pictorial tour thus far.