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DrupalCon New Orleans to-do list

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You’re in New Orleans for DrupalCon 2016. Here are 25 of the best places to eat, drink, tour, and tarry in the Big Easy; as told to me by true locals.


Coffee and Dessert

Adventurous Afternoons and Notable Nights

  • City Park — botanical gardens, public art, and the world’s largest collection of live oaks. City Park is the prime example of what an urban park should be. There’s so much to do, you could spend your whole week there!
    1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124

  • Kayaking/canoeing on Bayou St. John — rent a boat and paddle through history. There are more than a few options for daily and hourly canoe or kayak rentals. Guided tours and self-determined exploration. Take your pick and bring your camera.

    Google search: kayaking on Bayou St. John

  • Magazine Street — shopping. One of the great high streets in the world, filled with local shops beyond the cheesy t-shirts and keychains. Definitely stop by H Rault, the oldest locksmith in the South, for all kinds of jewelry and housewares made out of old keys and lock parts.
  • The New Movement — comedy theater. A live comedy shop offering a mix of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. Laugh your DrupalCon cares away before you head out to the bars.
    2706 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

  • Ghost City Tours — haunted history. The Killers & Thrillers tour is the way to go: an adults-only night-time tour of the French Quarter, focused on New Orleans’ famous murders and the spirits they’ve left behind.
    643 Magazine St #304, New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum — food, drink, and culture. The site’s description says it all: “a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South.”
    1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum — bloodletting, medicinal herbs, and gris-gris. In a city that’s simply dripping with museums, the Pharmacy Museum is another one you don’t want to miss. You’ll get a glimpse into the history of medicine, potions, prescriptions, and everything else we’ve used to cure what ails us (well, almost everything…).
    514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130


And then there’s drinks, love. From wine to cocktails to hooch, you’ll find it all in New Orleans.

Stay safe, drink in moderation (well, a little moderation), respect this beautiful and historic city, and you’ll feel like a local in no time… but please, for everyone’s sake, don’t call anyone cher!