Moon New Orleans
By Laura Martone
Fourth Edition, February 2016
Price: $16.99 USD
This full-color handbook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.
New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider’s take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including “A Romantic Weekend,” “Mardi Gras,” and “Haunted New Orleans.” With tips on taking carriage rides through the French Quarter, visiting the Art District’s museums, and bicycling in City Park, Moon New Orleans gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon New Orleans
Enjoy the very best of New Orleans with these itineraries:
- The Three-Day Best of New Orleans
- Mardi Gras Madness
- Haunted New Orleans
- A Romantic Weekend
Discover the ins and outs of New Orleans’ neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- French Quarter
- Faubourg Marigny and Bywater
- Central Business and Arts Districts
- Garden District and Uptown
- Treme and Mid-City
- Greater New Orleans
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- The Northshore
- Great River Road
- Baton Rouge
- Cajun Country
A native of New Orleans, Laura Martone has been an avid traveler since childhood. When she was growing up, she and her mother would often take long road trips to fascinating U.S. destinations such as Monticello and the Rocky Mountains. After graduating from Northwestern University with a dual degree in English and radio/TV/film, Laura continued to explore America with her husband, Daniel.
Despite adventures in places like Mammoth Cave, Las Vegas, and South Padre Island, New Orleans has always been her favorite destination. As a child, she explored much of the city, from the French Quarter to Lake Pontchartrain. She’s dined at countless seafood restaurants, attended numerous jazz concerts and Mardi Gras parades, and relished every major attraction, from Jackson Square to Audubon Zoo. Following Hurricane Katrina, she and Daniel started a film festival there, in the hopes of luring people back to the Big Easy. Today, with a part-time residence in the French Quarter, they continue to embrace the sights, sounds, and smells of her beloved hometown.
When not in New Orleans, Laura divides her time between northern Michigan, the Florida Keys, and Los Angeles, where she and Daniel operate the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival. She’s contributed articles to National Geographic Traveler, MotorHome, Route 66 Magazine, RV Journal, and The Ecotourism Observer. She’s also written and edited several other guidebooks, including Moon Michigan, Moon Florida Keys, Moon Baja RV Camping, and Moon Metro Los Angeles.