Don't miss the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo.Combo tickets start at $22 for adults.
Are you craving a beignet from Café du Monde? Or a bowl of hearty gumbo from Acme Oyster House? Maybe a muffuletta from Central Grocery. Happily, those stellar spots are open for business.
And all the big boys are back in action: Commander's Palace, Brennan's, Galatoire's, Arnaud's, Antoine's. Even the delightful, 101-year-old Angelo Brocato ice-cream shop reopened in September of 2006. To top it off, 18 brand-new restaurants have opened since Hurricane Katrina.
More good news! The aquarium and zoo are up and running again, as are the National World War II Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Louisiana Children's Museum, and many tours. Shopping is back, too, in The Shops at Canal Place, the Riverwalk Marketplace, and The Shops at Jax Brewery, as well as stores in the French Quarter and on Magazine Street.
All the things you have loved about New Orleans in the French Quarter and Garden District are open and ready for visitors. Come on down, and enjoy.
"What's Happening in New Orleans" is from the January 2007 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.