Pick your vice and then indulge. This sprawling city offers music, history, food, and a voodoo charm that turns a fascination with death into a celebration of life.
New Orleans doesn’t just try to find an excuse to party; it accepts the challenge as a personal mission. Its residents will fill your heart with free-flowing jazz while they fill your belly with gumbo, crawfish, po-boys, and the absolute best creole food you’ll find…well, anywhere. (The alligator sausage is tasty, too!) If you’re looking for places to eat in New Orleans, the answer is: go to all of them!
No matter when you make your New Orleans debut, you’ll find a party close at hand. Everyone knows about Mardi Gras and the Jazz Fest, but have you heard about the Creole Tomato Festival or Southern Decadence? The city has also practically adopted Halloween as its official holiday, and the costume balls in October can’t be missed.
Don’t get New Orleans wrong, though. Yes, this town loves to party, but pull back the gaudy mask and there’s a city steeped in history and full of pleasures for the mind as well as the body.
When considering what to do in New Orleans, of course you have to pay homage to the French Quarter and scratch the itch of indulgence on Bourbon Street. Assuming you don’t want to spend your entire trip with a bright blue Hurricane clutched in your hand, however, you’ll need a few more ideas of things to do in New Orleans to round out your stay. Give your feet a rest by hopping on the historic streetcar that runs down St. Charles Avenue. Uptown has its share of great restaurants, funky thrift stores, and cool antiques. Audubon Park and the nearby zoo also offer good, clean things to do in New Orleans with kids.
Nothing about New Orleans should be missed…so don’t miss it! We’ve got the New Orleans vacation packages you’re looking for.