Priceline.com travel website is calling the French Quarter the top destination for July 4th travelers, based on more than 30,000 hotel room booking requests processed through the site.
(Or maybe our visitors just love Priceline…)
(Essence Festival is a huge event that should be embraced by the local powers that be more than it has been. July used to be a loss for most of the tourist area and now hotels are sold out and welcoming restaurants get crowds all weekend)…
Go Fourth On The River
Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:00 p.m.
This unique salute to America’s Independence will feature a fireworks display from two barges over the Mighty Mississippi (between Gov. Nichols St. Wharf and Canal St. Dock). Choreographed to stirring patriotic classics and simulcast on Magic 101.9 and WWL AM paints beautiful strokes of radiant light with the sky as a canvas and color as the palette.
(I assume my readers realize that is cut and pasted from their press release; “beautiful strokes of radiant light? Calm down; it’s explosions set to music. But enjoy if that’s what you’re into…)