New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant blend of cultures; with Spanish architecture, French language and delicacies, Caribbean voodoo magic, and African rhythms that evolved into jazz. Visit New Orleans to experience a mixture of modern, vivacious life and historic, magical landmarks. 

Highlights

  • Hop on the Saint Charles Streetcar Line to get a glimpse of New Orleans charm from a vintage streetcar. Embark on a tour from the Central Business District through the majestic Uptown, and around the Riverbend to Carrollton. See a tunnel of Live Oaks, antebellum mansions, famous universities, Audubon Park, and renown hotels, restaurants, and bars.

  • Wander through the French Quarter for a traditional New Orleans experience. Enjoy a delicious beignet at the renowned Cafe Du Monde French Market. Visit Preservation Hall for an intimate, acoustic jazz concert. Bar hop along Frenchman Street for a more local taste of the live music scene.

  • Explore one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks – The St. Louis Cathedral.

  • Visit in mid-May for the Bayou Boogaloo, an annual festival filled with art, music, and culture along the banks of Bayou St. John. 

  • Visit the Audubon Zoo to see exotic animals in a beautiful natural setting draped with mossy trees. 

  • Make sure go to a craw-fish boil for an authentic, delicious experience!

  • A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without feeling the nightlife vibes of Bourbon Street. 
     

Good to Know

  • Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday," is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

  • Traveling to New Orleans the week before Mardi Gras begins provide a lively, fun, and cultural experience, without being overcrowded. 

  • Jazz fest is held the end of April/ beginning of May.