With Southern charm and good vibes coming out of its ears, New Orleans is the taste of the South that’ll keep you coming back for more. From its French Origins to becoming a hub of African-American life and culture, this incredible city is packed with so much soul. There are just so many things to do in New Orleans.
The first thing on every traveller’s ‘to-do’ list is to head down to the French Quarter. You’ll hear this lively neighbourhood well before you see it, with buskers filling the streets and jazz filling the air. Once here, pull up a chair at a table at Café Du Monde. This iconic spot serves up the best beignets in the city, and we know you’ll want about ten of them. Soak up the colourful sights of the French colonial buildings and feel like you’ve been transported back in time when you’re trying to navigate the streets using the original French street signs.
For the best night-time spots in the city, Bourbon Street is a given. There’s a party happening here almost every night. But if you’re keen to venture beyond the standard tourist fare, walk over to Frenchmen Street. The Spotted Cat and Three Muses are swinging with jazz until the early hours of the morning, and you can grab a cheap bite to eat at one of its many restaurants.
When it comes to digging up the local history, New Orleans makes it easy for you. Discover the story of the city at the Historic New Orleans Collection, or see it come to life at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Dive right into the culture at some of the city’s best festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Essence Festival. Whether you stay for a few days or a few months, the spirit of New Orleans will leave a lasting impression on you.
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