Indulge, savor and celebrate in New Orleans, where the cultural riches, sensual experiences and unparalleled service that define the city continue to flourish, as they have for centuries. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and beyond, New Orleans is home to a wonderfully unique melting pot where anything can happen…and usually does!
Explore the historic core of the city, and such renowned sights as the French Quarter, the Central Business District, Faubourg Marigny, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, the Garden District, Audubon Park and Zoo and St. Charles Avenue.
Choose from hundreds of famed restaurants and tantalize the taste buds with local specialties like gumbo, jumbalaya, crawfish étouffée, and the traditional sandwiches po-boys and muffulettas. Immerse yourself in the birthplace of jazz, where the clubs are always humming, or sit back and relax to the sounds of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and New Orleans Opera. In NOLA, there’s a music festival and a musical event for every season, every day.
Of course for one of the biggest festivals of them all, head to New Orleans in February for the world-famous Mardi Gras, where colorful floats and even more colorful people have entertained parade watchers since 1837. It’s just one of the many reasons to visit New Orleans, one of America’s most culturally and historically rich destinations.