Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, Preservation Hall seems unspectacular during the day (we passed by without even realizing it). But at night it comes alive as the most famous jazz club in the city. At number 726 Peter Street, come at 8:00 pm to see the crowd waiting patiently outside for the concert. And inside this temple of jazz, nothing has changed for decades. We sat on small benches or floor cushions, and found ourselves transported back in time by the amazing musicians. Truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Music lovers, make room in your luggage - for here is Amoeba Music! On Haight Street, right in the centre stands this famous hippie shop, in front of the bowling alley, where you can find everything. From vinyls at various prices (both new and used), to CD's that I've never heard of before. Inside you will find yourself in paradise as soon as you enter - on the left is endless shelves full of vinyl at very cheap prices. There is another in Berkeley and in Hollywood. A must if you go through San Francisco.
Every Saturday at 2 pm, this is where you'll find great jazz performances by some of the best groups in the city. There are chairs and air conditioning, but it's worth arriving early to get a place because it's quite small. The show lasts until 15:30, and there are also other shows open to the public.
I went to the TKTS booth by the famous red stairs in Times Square to buy my 2x1 tickets for this show. The musical experience was incredible, with great music by Bono and stunning scenery. Definitely worth the cost of the tickets.