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Hop-On the FUN Double-Decker Open-Top bus for a Live Guided Tour of New Orleans with great stops all along the way!
Hop-On the FUN Double-Decker Open-Top bus for a Live Guided Tour of New Orleans with great stops all along the way!

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Happy Holidays! City Sightseeing will be closed for Christmas. Tours will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 26th.

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We are having such a great Spring Season here in New Orleans!  Sure, we have had our rainy days, but for the majority, the days have been filled with sunshine and usually a light breeze!

This is the perfect time of year to visit New Orleans and come spend some time on the top level of our tour bus!  You get to see some beautiful sights of our great city and learn a little touch of history from our one of a kind tour guides!

Each tour guide has their own way of explaining the history along the route, so if you "hop off" and then "hop back on" you may find you have an entirely different character explaining the highlights!  It is such a fun and education tour to take!

We hope many of you have plans to visit New Orleans this Spring & Summer and we so look forward to see you all on one of our tours!

Hurry up!  Book that reservation and come on down to see us!!
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One of the many coveted things in New Orleans during Carnival Season is the beloved King Cake!  In older years, it was basically a huge cinnamon roll with colored sprinkles, then we started added icing, then fillings, and now, you can get so many different types of King Cakes, it is almost mind blowing!

We even have a local food truck that sells a King Cake Burger! Believe it or not, it is very popular!  

If you are looking for a great King Cake to bring home, we are going to give you a few places near our Hop On – Hop Off spots where you can purchase one!

Stop #1: 
You have a multitude of choices in the French Quarter!

Aunt Sally’s Pralines, located at 810 Decatur St.  
They do an almond Croissant Queen Cake and a Praline King Cake.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, located at 716 Iberville St.
They offer a King Cake Whoopie Pie!

La Divina Gelateria, located at 621 St. Peter St.
They offer mini King Cakes, along with larger King Cakes with or without fillings.  Their fillings include; Nutella, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Mascarpone and Nutella with Salted Caramel!

NOLA, located at 534 St. Louis St.
They offer a King Cake Bread Pudding with house made creole cream cheese ice cream, strawberry compote and toasted pecans!

Stop #10:  
Cochon Butcher, located at 930 Tchoupitoulas St.
They are pretty famous for their Elvis King Cake, filled with peanut butter, bananas, house cured bacon and topped with marshmallows! They also have the traditional flavors, but instead of a baby inside, you will find an adorable baby piggy!

Stop #13:
Sucre, located at 3025 Magazine St.  
Their king cakes are shiny and beautiful!  Their buttery pastry is filled with cream cheese.

Needless to say, this is just the icing on the cake, no pun intended!

For example, Cake Café & Bakery, located at 2440 Chartres St, has an apple and goat cheese filling and now, you can get the latest….. Mini Boudin and Bacon King Cake……..

Are you craving King Cake yet??  We are!
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Good Morning Everyone!!!  We hope you all had a fantastic holiday and that 2015 is going to be one of the best year's yet!

It is almost time for New Orleans next huge party!  Oh yea, we are talking about Mardi Gras!  42 days until the big Fat Tuesday!  We are so excited and love this time of year!  Oh, who are we kidding, we love all seasons in New Orleans!

There is always something going on in this lovely city of ours!  If you have not checked out our website lately, be sure to head on over, because we have changed a few things up!  You now can purchase a 3 day ticket for $39 and it includes 3 walking tours!  We also have posted our updated Mardi Gras Tour Schedule!

We hope to see you all soon!
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The month of December is such a delightful month in New Orleans!  We always have so many things going on year round and December does not let us down!  

There are hotels across the French Quarter having lighting ceremonies, along with the wonderful lights at Jackson Square!  We have Christmas in the District at the Convention Center, Celebration in the Oaks at City Park, The Krewe of Jingle Holiday Parade.....  and oh so much more!

If you are having a hard time deciding on a good time to visit New Orleans, we highly recommend the month of December!  It is a beautiful, awe inspiring place to be for the holidays!
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The Nation's First Downtown Outlet Center is NOW OPEN in downtown NEW ORLEANS!

Yesterday, The Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk in New Orleans opened its doors!  They are welcoming guests to shop at some of the nation's most beloved brands in the heart of our great city along the Mississippi River!

On opening day, there were over 75 places open for shopping or eating!  This is a tremendous asset to our Great City!  Anyone staying in our city will be able to walk to, take a streetcar or a cab or our great City Sightseeing Bus....  to SHOP!

This a HUGE step in the right direction for our city and we cannot thank The Howard Hughes Corporation enough for believing in us and the culture of New Orleans!

Here are just a handful of the stores that are in the new 2 story outlet mall:

Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Coach, Lucky Brand, Loft Outlet, Fossil, Areosoles, Forever 21, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Dressbarn, NYS Sunglasses, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes, Poppy's Time Out Sports Bar & Grill.....   The list goes on and on!

So come on out and check out our newest addition to the great City of New Orleans!

Of course, we were there for the opening, and wanted to share just a few pictures with you, so you know what you have to look forward to if you have not already made it out there!
Grand Opening of The Outlet Collection @ The New Orleans Riverwalk!
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Jazz Fest 2014 is only 2 days away!  We are excited!  Are you?

The list of musicians this year is simply AMAZING! How do you pick who you want to go see?  

Just a few to mention;
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band, and that is literally just naming a few!

Did you ask about food?  Well, if you LOVE New Orleans food, then you have to be elated that it is Jazz Fest time!  

Again, allow us to just tease you with a small list of many dishes that will be available;
Crabmeat Po-Boys, Boudin Balls, Cochon de Lait Po-Boys, Crawfish Beignets, Fried Gator Po-Boys, Crawfish Pies, Jambalaya, Oyster Rockefeller Bisque, Cracklins, Crawfish Monica, Creole File Gumbo.....  Are you hungry yet?

Be sure to check out for so much more information!  

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One of the many benefits of taking the City Sightseeing New Orleans bus tour, is you can hop on and hop off at different locations.

Taking a walk through the Garden District, or parts of the French Quarter....  Amazing.  If you stay on the tour from beginning to end, you of course get a plethora of history from the tour guide.  But keep in mind, if you get off, and then later get back on, you will still get the remainder of the tour and the history!

This is something not to be missed, whether you are a local or a coming in from out of town!  Here is a home that is delightfully decorated in the Garden District!

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It’s not an open sleigh, but it’s open...and red! City Sightseeing is now doing a “Holiday Tour Night Lights” for the 2013 holiday season. 

The double-decker bus tour will showcase the best the city has to offer during the holidays. There will be caroling along the way during this two-hour live guided tour of:

•             Jackson Square Historic Holidays
•             Christmas in the District
•             Canal Street Glitter
•             Miracle on Fulton Street
•             Roosevelt Hotel Sparkle

The special “Holiday Tour Night Lights” tour will run for a limited time only. They begin at 6:30 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the season.

Reservations are required by contacting 504-207-6200 or 800-362-1811.

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December is here.  There is no denying it!  If you walk down the streets of the French Quarter, decorations are every where!  This time of year, New Orleans just becomes even more magical!

Taking one of our bus tours gives you the opportunity to see so much of our beautiful city, and the fact that there are several stops where you can hop on and hop off is a bonus!  

If you find that we have brought you to an area you would like to explore, be sure to let the tour guide know you want to get off at said stop and keep in mind, that as long as the buses are running, there will be another bus there every 30 minutes!  So after you have concluded that you have explored enough, you can head back to the stop where you hopped off and hop back on!
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