Photos: 10 things to do in New Orleans
Ravens and 49ers fans are ready to rush New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, emptying their pockets for tickets to the big game and scrambling for a seat on an available flight. With travel packages going for thousands of dollars, you'll want to make your stay in the Big Easy well worth it - that means seeing something beyond the inside of the multimillion-dollar refurbished Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We've come up with 10 things for football travelers to see and do in New Orleans.
For more information on lodging, restaurants, attractions and Mardi Gras, go to neworleanscvb.com. For details and schedules on the Super Bowl, go to neworleanssuperbowl.com.
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Cocktail tour( Chris Granger, New Orleans CVB Photo / July 8, 2011 )
New Orleans is known as the home of the cocktail and Gray Line's Original Cocktail Walking Tour will help those 21 and older discover the famous spirits of the city. You can also go it alone and have a delicious drink and chat with a mixologist at SoBou, Bellocq, Cure or Bar Tonique. For a more historic vibe, absorb the local culture at the 200-year-old Napoleon House bar (500 Chartres St., 504-524-9752) with its aged walls and Napoleon-related lore. Relax in the main bar or courtyard with a Pimm's Cup or Bloody Mary (graylineneworleans.com).