Hi Ken, We never stayed at a Holiday Inn in New Orleans before, we like to stay at New Orleans none large chain hotels. They have 3 Holiday Inn French Quarter's Hotels? One on Dauphine St is 7 min. from the port (good location), Royal St. is 5 min. from the port (also good location) and last one on Carondelet is 2 min. from port, but further from the French Quarters. First two are real close to everything just one are two blocks from Bourbon St. and Canal St. We like to walk the French Quarters, the market and the Riverwalk. Lots of walking distances places to see like, St. Louis Cathedral "Jackson Square", Jackson Brewey 600 Decatur St., my favorite is Cafe du Monde 800 Decatur St. (www.cafedumonde.com, beignets & cafe au lait), French Market 1008 N. Peters St.(www.frenchmarket.org), Harrah's Casino 228 Poydras at the riverfront(www.harrahs.com), Aquarium of the America Canal St at the river (www.auduboninstitute.org), you can take a boat cruise (www.aquariumzoocruise.com) from the Aquarium dock to the Zoo (3 miles by car, 6500 Magazine St.or 1 hour by boat cruise, you can buy a package to get better prices), next to Aquarium they have the Entergy Imax Theatre 1 Canal St., Riverwalk 1 Poydras St.(www.riverwalkmarketplace.com, at the end of the riverwalk is the cruise ships dock), also at the Riverwalk docks you can take a Steam Boat, Paddle Boat or River Boat Cruise (www.steamboatnatchez.com, www.neworleanspaddlewheels.com, daily jazz cruises & dinner jazz cruises), National D-Day Museum 945 Magazine St. (www.ddaymuseum.org, might want to take a taxi to Museum, House of Blues 225 Deatur St. (www.hob.com), Hard Rock 419 North Peters St. (www.hardrock.com), I just told you of a few ideas but much more to see & do in the Big Easy! *** Eat, they have to many restaurants to mention. We always do casual dining, but a must is Acme Oyster House 724 Iberville St. (www.acmeoyster.com). We eat alot of seafood at home, so our favorite Mexican place is Superior Grill 3636 St. Charles Ave.(www.superiorgrill.com take the Street Car to the restaurant it's to far to walk). *** Drinks, Tropical Isle 721 Bourbon St. & 738 Toulouse St. (famous Hand Grenade's, you must try this drink), Pat O' Briens 718 St. Peter St. (www.patobriens.com famous Hurricane's), Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville 1104 Decatur St. (www.margaritavillcafe.com), Lots of fine dinning like Arnaud's, Brennan's, Commander's Palace, Court of Two Sisters, Emeril's, Galatoire's & Red Fish Grill. Another casual dining is Landry's Seafood House. If you like Horse Racing they have the Fair Grounds (www.fgno.com). How about a tour to Mardi Gras World (www.mardigrasworld.com). I know I have alot here but not sure what you are interested in, just search the web. www.neworleanscvb.com,www.bigeasy.com, www.frenchquartershotels.com, www.bookit.com, www.mapneworleans.com, just google New Orleans. I hope I gave you some useful info. You can't count on the weather over here, lots of humidity. Weather very unpredictable, it can be hot or cold in Feb.
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Past Cruises: Princess "Golden" 14 Day Hawaiian Cruise October 11, 2009; "Fantasy" April 5, 2008; "Triumph" May 6, 2006; "Conquest" July 13, 2003; "Inspiration" June 24, 2001; "Celebration" June 13, 1999; "Fantasy" July 24, 1997; "Festival" July 19, 1992; Commodore Cruise Line “Ms Boheme" May 14, 1977