Design your ideal getaway to New Orleans, Louisiana
A single visit to New Orleans will put you under its spell like a potion brewed by Marie Laveau herself–the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. The city's lively charms seep into your daydreams, whetting your appetite for frosted beignets, spicy steamed crawfish and dark-roux Gumbo. You’ll come to the Big Easy to escape the ordinary, but you’ll stay for the colorful Creole culture, raw street sounds and nonstop joyous atmosphere that doesn’t end when Mardi Gras does.
A stay in New Orleans is a feast for the eyes, ears and soul. Beneath wrought iron balconies and down gas-lit corridors, you’ll hear the timeless sounds of live blues and jazz–a hat-tip to a musical legacy so rich that it attracts musicians from all over the country. Feel the city’s French-accented past come to life along Bourbon Street, where history meets entertainment in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Don’t be surprised if the bands on every corner move you to sway and dance in the streets.
THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS
Garden District TourThis beautiful neighborhood features a large collection of lovingly-preserved gorgeous antebellum mansions. Be sure to visit to the historic 19th century Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, featured in a number of Hollywood films.
Jackson SquareOriginally known as Place d'Armes, this historic square on the Mississippi River is home to the iconic St. Louis Cathedral and the Presbytere and Cabildo museums. It's also an open-air home to the city's many artists, who set up shop daily.
French QuarterExplore the oldest neighborhood in the city, home to jazz clubs, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, bars and shopping. Stop in Café Du Monde for a fluffy beignet and enjoy a French Quarter history or ghost tour.