New Orleans is filled with culture, history, and music. It’s allegedly nicknamed ‘the Big Easy’ for its easy-going style compared to the hustle and bustle of New York according to Southern Living Magazine. The city has a reputation as a haven for jazz and blues musicians due to the sheer number of venues available as well as plenty of parks and public areas in which to perform. (https://www.neworleans.com/
And it’s not just about music – from its streetcar rides to architectural gems with the mighty Mississippi as a backdrop, NOLA is filled with attractions to appeal to everyone.
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Hear the music!
Strolling along Bourbon Street, you can pop in and out of venues, experiencing everything from Jazz to Cajun music. Street performers add to the fun. Don’t miss Preservation Hall! https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/music/
See the beauty of Jackson Square!
With St. Louis Cathedral at its center, this is the heart of NOLA. Great people watching, with artists and street performers adding to the ambience. https://www.nola.gov/parks-and-parkways/parks-squares/jackson-square/
Browse the shops on Magazine Street!
Known for antiques and art, it is a wonderful place to find a special souvenir. https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/shopping/
Discover the museums!
You can visit the National World War II Museum and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and so much more. NOLA has a wealth of museums from which to choose. bit.ly/NOLA-Museums
Get spooky on a Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire Nighttime Walking Tour!
Cruise the Mississippi on a steamboat!
The Steamboat Natchez The Creole Queen
Enjoy the Historic Garden District!
Beautiful Victorian homes and gardens along with antebellum mansions and weeping willows line the streets. https://www.neworleans.com/plan/neighborhoods/uptown-garden-district/
And don’t forget to visit Mardis Gras World!
This warehouse will provide an inside look into the building of the floats and the excitement of Mardi Gras. https://www.mardigrasworld.com/
For more ideas, visit this site: bit.ly/NOLA-Sights