Defined by jazz music, Cajun cuisine, and a nonstop party scene, and influenced by a diverse array of cultures, there is simply no other place like New Orleans, Louisiana. Be warned: it will be very hard for you to say goodbye to the Big Easy. In fact, if you're staying at one of the hotels near The French Quarter, you may find yourself looking to extend your stay a day after arriving. Indeed, New Orleans is that special.
The French Quarter
Dating back to the early 1700s, the French Quarter stands as the city's oldest neighborhood as well as the cultural and social heart. That means you won't have trouble finding something to do. Simply walk around and enjoy the French and Spanish colonial architecture, and sample a bowl of jambalaya along the way. Enter the madness of Bourbon Street, and have some drinks at one of the pubs as you listen to live music. Or chill with a cup of coffee in Jackson Square, and chat with street performers. Yes, this district is magical, and even the hotels in The French Quarter will take you to another time and place. Are you worried all this fun could get expensive? That's not a problem, since you can find cheap flights to New Orleans and cheap hotels in The French Quarter any time of the year.
If you've been living it up in The French Quarter and need a break, go rest in Louis Armstrong Park, a 31-acre slab of green space that celebrates one of jazz's most important musicians; it's a 0.4-mile walk away. The National World War II Museum is only 1.5 miles away via vehicle or streetcar, and it boasts informative displays about life during the Second World War; this site is certainly worth a stop for history buffs.
Experience New Orleans
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