Want to kick your visit way, way up a notch? Follow in the footsteps of chef Emeril Lagasse. Below, the "Bam!" man maps out his ideal itinerary for carousing around the Crescent City.
9 am: Freedom to Indulge
"Have breakfast at Liberty’s Kitchen, then take the streetcar Uptown. Check out the Garden District houses along the way."
10:30 am: Garden of Delights
"Visit Audubon Park and the Audubon Zoo, or take a walking tour of the Garden District."
1 pm: Quarter Hour
"Lunch at Atchafalaya. Afterward stroll around the French Quarter. Be sure to check out the Royal Street antiques stores, and Lucullus on Chartres Street for kitchen antiques."
4 pm: Square Pegged
"Close the afternoon out in Jackson Square."
6 pm: Grazing the Bar
"Hit the Carousel Bar or Napoleon House for cocktails before dinner at NOLA."
9 pm: Night Moves
"Finish with live music on Frenchmen Street."