New Orleans Louisiana
New Orleans is one of the must-see destinations
in the U.S. Recently making headlines for the disaster
of Hurricane Katrina a few years ago, New Orleans Louisiana
has made an amazing comeback and made Travel & Leisure
magazine’s destination of the year in 2007.
A historic city full of nightlife, excellent restaurants,
fun things to do and great jazz music, you will fall in
love with this old city on the Mississippi River.
New Orleans tourism is the primary source of income for
this city. That means this town is full of fun things
to do from morning to night.
The city is divided into sections. The French
Quarter, the Convention Center, The Arts District,
the Garden District and the Business District. You
can find something of interest in each of these sections,
but the good news is, the majority of the city was built
in European layout, so you can walk to most of the premiere
destinations with needing to rent
New Orleans Louisiana has a varied and interesting history,
because it was founded as the first port city for trade
on the Mississippi in the mid to late 1700s. In
the 1800s it grew to be known as the Paris of the New World and its mix of cultures and people made
for an unusual ambience. In the 1900’s he
saw the birth of jazz music and grew into one of the premiere
tourist destinations in the world. Home to many events and festivals, there isn’t
a person on the planet that hasn’t heard the words
"Mardi Gras" and thought
of New Orleans.
For a nice and informative look at New Orleans and all of its unique neighborhoods, check out this New Orleans virtual tour.
The city was also the birthplace of jazz music, so you
shouldn’t be far from experiencing the local flavor
of New Orleans jazz music being played on the street corner
by young kids and by the professional inside the famous Preservation Hall.
There is even an annual Jazzfest that brings hundreds of musicians to town to celebrate
the distinct sounds of New Orleans jazz music.
The French Quarter is probably the best known and most
interesting of all the sections in New Orleans.
Home to the world famous Bourbon
Street, one of the best known New
Orleans attractions, where you can find all the exciting
nightlife. The French Quarter also has some of the
city’s best shopping,
and the best New Orleans dining as well as the famous French
Market with the nearby Café du Monde where
you should not miss a taste of the delicious beignets
powdered donuts. It is also close to the day
trip providers that will take you on swamp tours,
walking tours and riverboat
cruises and the many New Orleans attractions like
the Aquarium of
the Americas and the Cabildo
Museum. Catch some of the haunted New Orleans
day trips or the trolley car to view the historic homes
in the Garden district. New Orleans tourism is serious
business, so you will never run out of fun things to do
in New Orleans!
You can also find the famous Harrah’s Casino to
try your luck at cards and roulette, then schedule a massage
to soothe your aching feet after walking through the streets
of this exotic, eclectic and interesting historic city.
Just outside the city you can visit plantation homes or just tour some old French Quarter hotels and bed and breakfasts to see what the people of the Old South lived like before the Civil War. New Orleans tourism provides plenty of guided day trips to these old Southern beauties, so put it on the top of your to-do list the next time you visit New Orleans.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without sampling the famous local food! New Orleans dining is one of the best attractions the city offers, from local dives with po-boys to candy shops with pralines, to the elegant five star Brennan’s Sunday New Orleans Jazz brunch, tasting this luscious food is an experience you won’t soon forget!
Try to book yourself in one of the historic French Quarter hotels so after a long day of taking in the many New Orleans attractions you can wander back to the courtyard, eat a nice Cajun or Creole meal, sip on a mint julep and listen to some music before heading out on the town at night! Now that’s the ultimate New Orleans vacation!