Celebrating the Historic South.
Famous for its festivals, nightlife, music and food there really is nothing like New Orleans. Of course, we can’t talk about The Big Easy without talking about the French Quarter (Vieux Carré). This may be one of the best places in the world to people watch. Shop in the French Market, and visit Gallier House, a museum which highlights the opulence of the area during the mid 1800’s. If you enjoy museums, there are 45 in the New Orleans area to choose from! Do not miss Mardi Gras World and the National World War II Museum. If plantations catch your fancy, there are many tours to choose from. For something really unique, checkout New Orleans’ cemeteries. Fascinating fact – because New Orleans is built on a swamp, all burials must be above ground. Over the years, these ornate groupings of above ground tombs and memorials have come to be known as ‘Cities of the Dead’. Eating in New Orleans can be an experience in itself! From gumbo to their famous beignets – you do not want to miss out on the cuisine. Click here for some great restaurants.
For a great view of the city, hop on a good old fashioned streetcar: