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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel; Revised edition (November 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756639522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756639525
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay. (Travel & Leisure) Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated. (U.S. News & World Report) Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place. (The New York Times) The best travel guides ever. (Sky Magazine) For comprehensive advice that is attractively presented, publisher Dorling Kindersley's guides for serious travelers are tough to beat. (US News & World Report) Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others. (Dallas Morning News) The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market. (Chicago Tribune) Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness. (New York Times Syndicate) This is a guidebook series that always seems to inspire smiles...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street. (Contra Costa Times ) Want to know where to get a great espresso on your way to the Uffizi? Or how much to tip a hotel maid in New York City? Try these travel guides, each an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info. With titles covering Paris, Prague, and London, these pocket-sized guides are like a Michelangelo fresco: deliriously rich in detail. (People Magazine) Eyewitness Travel Guides, considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation. (North American Press Syndication) Each new Eyewitness Guide adds more of the world to this wonderfully visual series.... What sets these guides apart from others is their striking, three-dimensional cutaways of key sites. (New York Daily News) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is THE guide I buy for every destination.
Blackstone Gates
I highly, wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone who is going to New Orleans as well as anyone who wants to learn about New Orleans.
Frank J. Degennaro
The information is very well presented, and the book is a great carry-around guide.
J. J. Slemenda Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ray T on June 1, 2009
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We recently did a 4 day short stay in New Orleans. Although focused on the French Quarter, we did make it to the Garden District. Usually, I buy several travel books, but, as the trip was short, I went with just this one. Good choice. The pictures really helped decide what we wanted to see and that we had found it when we got there. Recommendations for hotels and eating places were pretty accurate (as individual tastes and day-to-day changes effect this, I always expect some divergence from what a guide says.) However, the strength was in the sights, maps and history provided. We had a pretty good take on the French Quarter and general NO history before we went (from reading the book.) Because time was short, we were able to hit the hot spots that we wanted to see and had time left over to relax, see the few sights that were further down the list and generally enjoy the atmosphere and culture. This book was so accurate and helpful, I got two of their guides to places in Spain.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Blackstone Gates on July 30, 2005
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My work has provided me with the opportunity to travel a good bit. I am the type of person who wants to get a working background for my destinations, both in terms of history and geographic layout. Because I work, I don't have a great deal of time to spend reading and studying different, often lengthy, travel guides before or during my trips.

Because these guides are concise, beautifully illustrated, relatively compact, and impeccably organized, I cannot recommend highly enough the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guides! The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide is THE guide I buy for every destination. Not only do I get a quick history and background of the destination, but I also will be provided with a visual guide to everything. The visual detail is really what sets the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides apart.

The street maps of common destination points are drawn in dimensional detail so you will visually recognize when you "get there." This is particularly helpful when you don't speak the native language.

The regional maps are colorful and concise. However, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide really shows its stuff with the drawings associated with attractions such as museums. Their presentation of museum layouts allow the traveler who is short on time to quickly see the best of the museum within the time the traveler has to spend.

Each DK Eyewitness Travel Guide has a good summary section in the back with practical information about where to eat, where to sleep, what to do, and how to get around.

While I may supplement the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide with others for a more detailed travel guide, the other guide is only more to read, not more to see. Buy the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide first for any destination.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Degennaro on August 27, 2010
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This book, along with every other book in the DK series, details a place where you can visit, offering rich photos and text that will make you want to visit. In the case of this book, I purchased it and it was delivered only about a week before we went to New Orleans. This guide was instrumental in planning my visit, offering me choices on things to do that would be fun, interesting and historical. If you have ever seen or purchased any of DK's book then you know they are really beautiful offering some of the most incredible color photos. I highly, wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone who is going to New Orleans as well as anyone who wants to learn about New Orleans. It's a beautiful city that is coming back after years of difficulties after Hurricane Katrina and it is a worthwhile place to visit. They need our support out there and you won't be disappointed as there is a lot to do in one of our most historic cities.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By schmecher on January 3, 2011
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I used this almost every day of my 1 week trip. As is with all ET guides, if they marked hotels and restaurants on their maps, it would be much more user friendly instead of having to rely on Yelp and/or mobile phones. Also would've been nice if they had a section on the 9th ward or at least just labeled it on their map.

There's also a small section on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Would've been nice to know as then I wouldn't have bought another book just for that purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FMA on April 21, 2011
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DK Guides are always great. This one is no exception. It has great background information about New Orleans and great sightseeing information and suggestions. As usual with DK guides, the maps and illustrations are attractive and useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bridget on September 7, 2008
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I love the DK travel guides. They have a lot of information, and what I enjoy most: lot of pictures and maps! So it is easier to decide what to see.
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This is a wonderful travel guide that is all about New Orleans with beautiful color illustrations, photographs and maps. It gives you a plan on spending four days in Orleans. It has cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights and 3-D aerial views of Orleans most interesting districts. Listed inside is a huge selection, though not all of hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. There are there specially devised walking tours. Websites for all are included. The book is broken into areas of the city of New Orleans.
Overall, this is a great tour guide to take with you on your trip to New Orleans, whether it is your first time or second. I have no hesitation in recommending this one. Only qualm I have about this guide in that no ratings are available, as found in Frommer's or Fodor's travel guides.
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