Few cities anywhere are as vibrant, historically rich, and just plain fun as New Orleans. But it's not a "dummy proof" destination. Too many travelers leave town wondering what all the fuss is about.
That doesn't happen to those carrying this book. Written by travel experts Diana K. Schwam and Lavinia Spalding, Frommer's EasyGuide to New Orleans introduces travelers to the experiences other visitors miss; and has the type of insightful commentary on the iconic sights that brings them to life. The book includes special sections for those who are visiting during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest; and day trips to nearby plantations and nature sights. Finally, there's exact pricing for every item in the book, along with transportation tips, to help make your vacation worry free.
The book is fully updated after the pandemic lockdowns:
- Exact pricing and public transportation instructions, so there's never any guessing
- Complete information on the city's legendary nightlife scene (including the places only locals' know about)
- Opinionated advice on which attractions and restaurants are worth your time and which can be skipped
- Detailed info on the city's lodging options, with frank assessments of what's worth your vacation budget and what isn't
- 16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs
- Printed in large, easy-to-read type
- Maps throughout and a handy, full-sized pull-out map
About Frommer's: There's a reason Frommer's has been the most trusted name in travel for more than 60 years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles, become a household name, and helped millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer's.
About the Author
Diana K. Schwam is a writer, strategic communications consultant, and a New Orleanian by choice from decades back. She can often be found in the city's music, food, and cultural havens and hovels or exploring its lesser-known and unfolding corners in Miss Gulch-- her green, two-wheeled pothole-dodger. Diana has infinite love for New Orleans--its folks and its ghosts; its eccentric elegance and eternal mysteries; and its tellers of tales and truths: They are as warm and essential to her as its spring air. She's not much of a dancer but claps on the twos and fours. Usually.Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing, author of Writing Away, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace and This Immeasurable Place. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Longreads, and many other publications, and she co-hosts the podcast There She Goes. Since moving to New Orleans in 2016, Lavinia has been making her way through the city's extraordinary array of sights, sounds, scents, and tastes. But it's the feeling of New Orleans she loves most--a warmth and spirit unlike anything she's experienced in all her wanderings. She's here to stay.