New Orleans

Sitting on a bend of the Mississippi River, “Crescent City” is an intoxicating blend of people and cultures. The New Orleans Like a Local guide delves into the history, architecture, music and culinary traditions of this most seductive of cities. Peter Greenberg, America’s well-respected travel expert and Chief Contributing Editor of the series, shares insider insights and touring tips gleaned from his extensive experience in the travel industry, while Michelin’s star ratings recommend the most interesting sights for every neighborhood and excursion, atmospheric places to stay, incomparable local eateries and outstanding venues to kick back and listen to jazz, Cajun and blues.


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  • Q: How can I help restore the city after Hurricane Katrina while in New Orleans?
  • A: Even if you are only in the area for a short period of time, there are many opportunities for you to help out. In the Lower 9th ward, one of the roughest part of the city, there is a volunteer camp run by Americorp volunteers in an old school that was completely gutted by the flooding. You stay in the bunks in the classrooms upstairs and come down for breakfast at 7 a.m., pack your own lunch, and head out to the build site to start your day of volunteering. After your work day, come back to the site for a hot dinner. You can coordinate work through Habitat for Humanity’s New Orleans branch, who can help you figure out lodging and your building site.

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