Glimmer Inn -- 1631 Seventh St., 897-1895 -- This playful Garden District guesthouse offers a distinct New Orleans experience for visiting family and friends. (G-6)
Cox Communications -- 304-7345 -- Company offers cable television, digital cable and high-speed Internet installations and services.
Dr. Deborah E. Lesem -- 100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-7700 -- General dentistry providing everything from cleanings to cosmetic dentistry. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. (F-2)
Matthew Kittok, Attorney at Law -- By appointment, 566-1116, (888) 822-1116 -- If you need legal advice or representation, start with a free consultation. Handles personal injury, criminal defense cases and more.
Canal Place Cinemas -- 333 Canal St. (Canal Place), third floor, 581-5400 -- The city's top choice for independent and foreign cinema. (G-5)
Downtown Joy Theatre -- 1200 Canal St., 522-7575 -- Three-screen, first-run movie house. Cash only. Call for show times. (G-5)
Entergy/Imax -- 1 Canal St., Aquarium of the Americas, 581-IMAX (4629) -- High-tech 5 1/2-story screen and state-of-the-art sound system with original films created just for the format. Call for program times. (G-5)
AMC Palace 20 -- 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Jefferson, 734-2020 -- Twenty-screen theater with stadium seating, high-tech sound and sight, and good munchies. Call for times. (B-4)
AMC West Bank Palace 16 -- 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 734-2020 -- Sixteen-screen theater with stadium seating, high-tech sound and sight, and good munchies. Call for times. (G-7)
AMC Clearview Palace 12 -- 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 734-2020 -- Twelve-screen theater with stadium seating, high-tech sound and sight, and good munchies. Call for times. (D-3)
Prytania Theatre -- 5339 Prytania St., 891-ARTS (2787) -- Open since 1915, it's the longest-operating theater in the city. Call for times. (F-6) Aquarium of the Americas -- 1 Canal St. at the Mississippi River, 861-2537 -- One of New Orleans' crown jewels, boasting exotic fish and sharks, penguins, walk-through acrylic tunnel, Caribbean reef, sea otter gallery and more. Call first as hours can vary.(G-6)
Audubon Zoo -- 6500 Magazine St., 861-2537 -- This world-famous zoo boasts rare and endangered species such as white alligators and a Komodo dragon. Louisiana exhibits feature a Cajun cafe and live music performances on Saturdays.Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.); closed holidays. (E-6)
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World -- 233 Newton St., Algiers, 362-8211 -- Highly recommended year-round extravaganza featuring creations by premier Mardi Gras floatmaker Kern. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. (H-6)
Musee Conti Wax Museum -- 917 Conti St., 525-2605 -- Life-sized depictions of Louisiana legends including voodoo queen Marie Laveau, music greats Louis Armstrong and Pete Fountain, and more. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. (G-5)
National D-Day Museum -- 945 Magazine St., 527-6012 -- Museum honoring the men and women of World War II. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed holidays. (G-6) Audubon Park -- St. Charles & Walnut avenues, 861-2537 -- Stroll through the oaks; feed the ducks; hit the playground; bike, jog and blade on a paved track. The "Fly" park extension behind the adjacent Audubon Zoo boasts a nice view of the Mississippi River and the Zoo/Aquarium cruise dock. Zoo shuttle runs from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and picks up passengers on St. Charles Avenue in front of park. Park closes at 11 p.m. (E-6)
City Park -- Orleans and City Park avenues, 482-4888 -- There's so much to see and do, we can't fit it all on here. But here's a start: Carousel Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Storyland, railroad train, golfing, fishing, sculptures, lagoons and more. Park closes at dusk. (G-3)
Jazzland Theme Park -- Interstate I-10 at I-510, 253-8100 -- Adventure park with huge Mega Zeph roller coaster and other rides, shows and attractions, Louisiana food and music. Tickets: Adult, $32, children under 48", $25; seniors, $25, children under 2, free. Open weekends through Oct. 29; call for hours. (K-2)
SPORTS & RECREATION
City Park Batting Cages -- City Park, 483-9422 -- Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m.-noon, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. (G-3)
Bayou Oaks Golf at City Park -- City Park, 1040 Filmore Ave., 483-9397 -- A great course for the money, featuring four 18-hole courses, PGA pros, clubhouse restaurants, driving range. Opens at 6 a.m. weekdays, 5:45 a.m. Fri. and Sat. (G-3)
City Park -- City Park, Victory Avenue, 483-9383 -- Thirty-six lighted courts, pro instruction, pro shop, rentals. Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and Sun. (G-3)
Cascade Stables -- 700 East Drive, 891-2246 -- Offering 45-minute, 2.2-mile guided ride (walk/trot) through Audubon Park. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (F-6)
New Orleans Equestrian Center -- City Park stables, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9398 -- Riding lessons 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (G-3)
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge -- Chef Menteur Highway. to Ridge Trail, 646-7543 -- More than 23,000 acres of freshwater and brackish marshes; weekend canoeing and hiking trips available. Open dawn-dusk daily; call for details.
Fontainebleau State Park -- S. 190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4443 -- Swimming, sailing, fishing, camping, nature trails, a pool and playgrounds. Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.
Louisiana Nature & Science Center -- Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Read Boulevard and Nature Center Road, 246-5672 -- An 86-acre preserve dedicated to Louisiana's wetlands, bayous, forests and wildlife, featuring a planetarium and Interpretive Center with hands-on activities for the kids. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. (K-2)
Airboat Adventures -- 885-7325; (888) GO-SWAMP; transportation provided -- Tour through a tranquil, privately owned cypress and tupelo gum swamp with energetic and hands-on guides. Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Call for details.
Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne Inc. -- 4333 Hwy. 306, Des Allemands, 758-2365; (800) 975-9345 -- Unique swamp tour that takes visitors (six maximum) via an airboat to places regular boats can't go to explore the swamp's wildlife up close. Call for details.
Cypress Swamp Tours -- Departs from 502 Laroussini St., Westwego, or will pick up at any downtown hotel, 581-4501 -- Tours of Bayou Segnette in a covered boat leaving every two hours for a look at Louisiana wildlife in its natural habitat. First tour is at 9:30 a.m.; last tour is 3:30. Call for details.
French Quarter Walking Tours -- 1850 House at Jackson Square, 523-3939 -- Two-hour walking tour illuminating the history, architecture and folklore of the Vieux Carre. Fifteen percent discounts are available at the 1850 House Museum Tour. Call for details.(G-5)
Haunted History Tours -- 861-2727 -- Four day and evening tours of mystical locales including St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, "haunted" French Quarter sites and a vampire tavern, plus a not-so-haunted Garden District tour. Call for details.
Laid Back Bicycle/Kayak Tours -- 488-8991; 786-1274 -- Rent a recumbent (reclining) bike for tours of beautiful, historic city points. Several tours available; some incorporate food or music. Or, kayak along Bayou St. John, the only bayou that winds through New Orleans. Call for details.