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New Orleans Travel Tips by Kim Adkins

We are continuing our guide to New Orleans by posting locals' favorite day in the city. We often get asked about travel tips from customers but also for anyone wanting to be a tourist in their hometown, these itineraries are ideal. Of course, we recommend getting around the city with KreweCar.

Kim Adkins is a Physician's Assistant extraordinaire who lived and worked many years in New Orleans. She and her husband love to travel but also appreciate home. She stays in the loop on what's happening and the latest openings. If you are exploring New Orleans, here are some excellent travel tips particularly if you want to check out mid-city.


First this is really hard.  But, I'll give it a go.  


Breakfast at Pagoda cafe for the breakfast burritos and the best flat white in the city.


Shopping on magazine - Zele (near washington for local artisans), funky monkey (for thrifting), the OW (for upscale resale), fleurty girl (gifts and t shirts with a local flair) and window shopping at the boutiques: Hemline, Scriptura  (paper goods).


Back to mid city for a late lunch at 1000 figs.  Order at the restaurant for delivery to the wine store next door - Swirl  I suggest the feast which gives a taste of all the 1000 figs faves.  I always let whatever staff is at Swirl choose my wine.  


Stroll to city park for a lap around the lake or the sculpture garden or on some saturdays, NOMA has guided tours of one of their temporary exhibits.  The NOMA gift shop is also top notch.  


Dinner - tough to choose a favorite.  But, going with my mid city theme.  Dinner at Cafe Degas.  Whatever you choose for entree must start with the french onion soup and a cold glass of crisp white wine.  


Post dinner can go 2 ways - final drink with a fab view of the city at Hot Tin in the Pontchartrain Hotel.  Or a late show at Tips.  Pre show drinks must be had at Tchoup 45.  


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