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Welcome to the Big Easy!

 

 

New Orleans is a fantastic city, rich with history and culture.  From the Superdome to the swamp, it excites the senses with a wide range of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.  There are literally thousands of things to do.   The entire city is like one big historic landmark.  Antebellum plantations, old style apartments and houses, beautiful public parks and squares, cathedrals, streetcars, cemeteries, steamboats, and even the natural habitats are just some of the things to see.

 

    

 

The Aquarium of the America's (with an IMAX theater) and the Audubon Zoo are both w  orld class facilities where you can see the indigenous wildlife, or you can take a guided swamp tour or nature hike to get a little closer to the great outdoors in the state called the Sportsman's Paradise.  There are many art galleries and museums, including the nationally acclaimed D-Day Museum.  There are classical opera's and Broadway plays at such theatres as the Saenger and the Mahalia Jackson. 

 

   

The night life in New Orleans is great.  There are plenty of casinos, live shows, and bars, with all kinds of atmosphere's, including the famous Bourbon Street.  New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz.  The local music scene is one of the best, with hundreds of musicians playing all over the city, all the time.  Jazz Fest brings big name musicians and people from all over the world to a citywide celebration of the city's musical heritage, but you can see great jazz musicians any time of the year in New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Orleans is home to many festivals, the most well known being, of course, Mardi Gras.  Millions of people come together to experience the unique culture that is New Orleans every year during Mardi Gras; it is certainly something that cannot be conveyed with words.  The food in the city is legendary.  The unique Cajun and Creole flavors and cuisine from all over the world are worth the trip by themselves.  Even the people that live there are some of the nicest you will ever meet.  Southern Hospitality is not a cliché here, it's a way of life.