New Orleans is on everybody’s bucket list. In 2015, visitors to New Orleans spent $7.05 billion dollars—a 3.5% increase compared to 2014. And the city hosted 9.78 million visitors—a 2.7% increase compared to 2014. These visitors and the locals and hospitality providers that host them for everything from Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest to destination weddings and conventions, need this book. Carefully curated by food and travel writer Beth D’Addono, a passionate champion of the city for more than 25 years, 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die buzzes with experiences both surprising and iconic, activities designed to connect the reader to the city’s particular brand of magical realism. With a strong emphasis on feasting and cocktails, music and deeply entrenched local culture and neighborhoods, 100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die delivers an authentic New Orleans experience lightyears from the typical guide book fare.
Beth D’Addono is a freelance food and travel writer based in New Orleans. She writes regularly for outlets including USAToday/10Best, AAA Traveler, AAA World, Wells Fargo Conversations, Southbound, Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News, Taste Country Roads and others. She is the author of The Hunt Guide New Orleans, an insider's guide to some of the best independently owned restaurants and shops in New Orleans.