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GETTING THERE

Delta offers one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to New Orleans with fares starting at $211.

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WHERE TO STAY

JW Marriott New Orleans

614 Canal St.

504-525-6500

http://www.marriott.com

In the French Quarter, close to the bars and restaurants that draw most tourists. Nightly rates from $129.

The Roosevelt New Orleans

123 Baronne St.

504-648-1200

http://www.therooseveltneworleans.com

A grand historic hotel with crystal chandeliers and gilded columns in the lobby. Rooms from $159.

WHERE TO EAT

Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St.

504-525-4544

http://www.cafedumonde.com

Open 24 hours, famous for its beignets. $2.35 for three beignets; cafe au lait starts at $2.35.

Cafe Rose Nicaud

632 Frenchmen St.

504-949-3300

http://www.caferosenicaud.com

Serves sandwiches, salads and coffee. Sandwiches from $4.95, salads from $7.95.

Clover Grill

900 Bourbon St.

504-598-1010

http://clovergrill.com

A 24-hour diner in the French Quarter that serves a mean burger and a breakfast with sass. Burgers from $5.49, egg breakfasts from $3.79.

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave.

504-569-8997

http://www.lildizzys.com

Daily breakfast and lunch buffet features fried chicken, pork chops, gumbo and bread pudding. The buffet is $13.99 per person on weekdays; $15.99 on weekends.

Willie Mae's Scotch House

2401 Saint Ann St.

504-822-9503

Named for a Scotch-and-milk drink it used to serve. Sells some of the best fried chicken in New Orleans. Fried chicken (three pieces of chicken with one side) is $10.

WHAT TO DO

Blue Nile

532 Frenchmen St.

504-948-2583

http://www.bluenilelive.com

The first music venue along Frenchmen Street when it opened as the Dream Palace in the 1970s. Cover charge $10.

Snug Harbor

626 Frenchmen St.

504-949-0696

http://www.snugjazz.com

Ellis Marsalis is among the jazz artists who regularly play at this club and restaurant. There's no cover for the bar, where you can sometimes hear some of the music wafting out. Tickets for the music room range from $15 to $30.

Vaughan's Lounge

800 Lesseps St.

504-947-5562

This little bar in the Bywater neighborhood has drawn musicians including Mick Jagger and Harry Connick Jr. Check out Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers from 9 p.m. on Thursday nights. Cover charge $10.

INFORMATION

http://www.neworleanscvb.com

-- C.T.


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