Three August Festivals to Attend in New Orleans

As the calendar turns over to August, most travelers are trying to squeeze in one last summer trip. To get the most bang for your buck, New Orleans is always a good idea during August, specifically for its unique festivals. The city continues the summer spirit with a variety of events, from a race of red dress wearing runners to delicious dishes at special prices at some of the city’s most prized restaurants. Taking advantage of New Orleans in the summer is truly easy with these August festivals and events.

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Celebrate New Orleans Cuisine This August with COOLinary

Entering its ninth year of celebrating one of America's greatest dining scenes, COOLinary New Orleans returns to NOLA this August. During the entire month, diners can enjoy two and three course lunches for $20 and three course dinners for $35 or less.

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Discovering New Orleans’ Art Scene

New Orleans is a city known for its rich and vibrant history and myriad cultures, and the local art scene absolutely reflects these local specificities. From independent studios to major museums, New Orleans’s art scene is thriving. Here are some exciting art-related spots to check out the next time you’re in the The Big Easy.

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Shopping Magazine Street in New Orleans

A vibrant city, steeped in history, New Orleans is also a shopping mecca. From upscale clothing boutiques to vintage shops that would please even the pickiest hipster, there are plenty of great shopping spots to be found in New Orleans. Magazine Street is a six-mile-long stretch that features some of the best antique stores, art galleries, craft shops and independently owned boutiques in the city. Here are five places to check out as you embark on your Magazine Street shopping experience.

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A Big Pain or Truly Easy? Five Tips for Booking a Hotel in New Orleans

With the Super Bowl days out, Valentine’s Day under a month away and Mardi Gras in the calendar’s distance, New Orleans is filling up with travelers looking to take advantage of a little football, the romance that the city brings and its insatiable spirit for its biggest celebration of the year. New Orleans can be a dream this time of year, but booking a hotel in the Big Easy can be more of a nightmare. If the wrought-iron balconies and the abundance of beads are pulling you to New Orleans in the coming months, here are a few tried and tested tips and tricks for booking a hotel as easy as can be in the Big Easy.

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