New Orleans Spouse and Guest Tours Celebrate City's Spirit

By Pionke, John | Nation's Cities Weekly, August 13, 2007 | Go to article overview

New Orleans Spouse and Guest Tours Celebrate City's Spirit


Pionke, John, Nation's Cities Weekly


This year's Congress of Cities spouse and guest tours in New Orleans will both inspire and celebrate the spirit of this unique American city.

The tours will highlight the indomitable culture of the people of New Orleans and will give a glimpse into the post-Katrina rebuilding process. The tours will prove to be both entertaining and informative and give participants a taste of the flavor that is New Orleans.

Devastation & Hope Tour

This educational tour is designed to provide a first hand-look at what occurred in August of 2005. Visit sites where massive failure of engineered canals flooded the surrounding neighborhoods and eventually 80 percent of the city. See how the Army Corps of Engineers is re-engineering these structures, and tour neighborhoods in the process of rebuilding.

Travel through neighborhoods such as Lakeview, Gentilly, New Orleans East and the Ninth Ward and see how Hurricane Katrina devastated these neighborhoods. Witness the hope these neighborhoods have for rebuilding.

Sunset on the River Jazz Dinner Cruise

Prepare to take a journey back in lime on the Mighty Mississippi aboard an authentic steamboat.

The personalized cruise will travel from the heart of the French Quarter through the second busiest port in the world. You will enjoy a dinner buffet of traditional New Orleans Creole cuisine and dance to the sounds of a lively jazz band.

Historic Tour of New Orleans

Explore the unique architecture, history and folklore of the colorful city of New Orleans as you board your personal deluxe motor coach with an entertaining tour guide.

Begin the tour in the heart of the City, the "Vieux Carre" (French Quarter), and proceed down fabulous Esplanade Avenue past its many historic mansions, Then head north through Mid-City to the majestic City Park and Lake Ponchartrain. Your route back will follow historic St. Charles Avenue, which houses some of the city's grandest mansions.

French Quarter Homes Tour

The beauty and the mystery of the French Quarter are best discovered behind the walls of its most historic homes, This tour will reveal the history of the French Quarter's most beautiful treasures such as the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley, the Old Ursuline Convent. You will also see the oldest apartment building in America, the Pontalba.

Taste of New Orleans Cooking Class & Lunch

A highly skilled and entertaining chef will share the secrets of preparing and seasoning flavorful local favorites such as chicken and andouille gumbo, jambalaya, delicious bread pudding and pecan pralines.

Partake of generous portions during a taste-tempting lunch following the class, and receive complimentary recipes and Cajun cooking tips at the end of the class.

New Orleans Literary Tour

The streets of the "Vieux Carre" (French Quarter) will come alive on this walking tour designed by a prominent professor of New Orleans literature.

Begin in Pirates Alley, the New Orleans home of William Faulkner, now home to Faulkner Books. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

New Orleans Spouse and Guest Tours Celebrate City's Spirit
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.