Located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is a terrific tourist destination, drawing visitors with its rich and unique blend of cultures. Nicknamed the “Big Easy” and influenced by American, African and French cultures, this city has a lot on offer for the travellers.
The historic heart of the city, French Quarter is the oldest neighbourhood in New Orleans, drawing visitors to its colourful buildings, which usually boast cast-iron balconies, and vibrant nightlife. It is an ideal entertainment spot with Cajun eateries, raucous bars and jazz clubs scattered all over the Bourbon Street, the most renowned area of the French Quarter. Explore the Royal Street as well and take a peek into the region’s history and enjoy terrific dining and shopping opportunities.
At a walking distance from the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street is a popular tourist spot. This four-block stretch of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and art galleries is a lively spot with great crowd and cheaper eats. Besides late-night food, you can enjoy music, anything from jazz and blues to Latin and reggae, at the clubs here. Also, you can explore the Palace Market, a night market where homemade art and jewellery is sold.
Located between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue in uptown New Orleans, Garden District is a vibrant neighbourhood. With greenery all around, it is a nice place to explore especially if you wish to move away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The place has some beautiful looking homes. Besides, you can explore a number of shops and cafes and the popular Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. You can take guided walks to enjoy most of the architectural delights of the area.
Jazz National Historic Park
A US National Historical Park, located in the Treme neighbourhood, Jazz National Historical Park is home to the jazz. Close to the French Quarter, it was created in 1994 to celebrate the evolution of jazz. Hosting live educational performances at two different locations of New Orleans including the visitor’s centre on North Peters Street in French Quarter and the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue, it offers an insight into the history and culture of the city’s jazz. From ranger-led demonstrations and video documentaries to talks and live music, you can attend them all for an exciting experience in the city.
The National WWII Museum Formerly famed as the National D-Day Museum, the National WWII Museum is a top-rated tourist spot in New Orleans. The museum reflects the story of WWII through engaging exhibits and documentary snippets. It is divided into three sections; one is devoted to the war in Pacific, another is devoted to the war in Europe and the third one boasts WWII aircraft.