New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
You might call it "The Big Easy," or you might call it "The Crescent City," but one thing's for sure: Once you visit New Orleans, you'll call it the most fun and authentic city you've ever seen. New Orleans is a place where centuries-old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so lively and invigorating, it'll rouse your spirit.
With cultural influences from its French, Spanish, Creole, Caribbean and Cajun origins, New Orleans is less like a melting pot and much more like the region's own world-famo us gumbo - a spicy mix of ingredients that complement each other without losing their individual flavors. This vast array of different styles, scenery, music and cuisine all add to the welcoming nature of the city, making it easy for people of all backgrounds to feel right at home.
There's truly something for everyone in New Orleans. Experience the peace and natural beauty of the surrounding bayous and wetlands or take a trip on a streetcar through history with the gorgeous architecture of the French Quarter and some of the South's finest mansions. Indulge in some of the world's most famous cuisine, from beignets at Cafe Du Monde to shrimp po-boys around every corner, and the freshest and spiciest Cajun seafood creations you can imagine. Dance your worries away in the thriving nightlife that is home to the sounds of jazz and hundreds of live musicians.
With so much to see, do, eat, and experience you'll be planning your next trip to New Orleans before you ever leave! Join us for SITE 2013 and see for yourself why there really is no other place quite like New Orleans.
For more information please visit: http://www.neworleanscvb.com
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
- Café du Monde
- Carriage rides at Jackson Square throughout French Quarter
- Frenchman Street for jazz and night clubs
- Imax theater at Riverwalk
- Jackson Square in the French Quarter
- Louisiana State Museum
- Mardi Gras World
- Musee Conti Wax Museum
- Museum of the American Cocktail
- National World War II Museum
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Plantation tour to Oak Alley and others
- Riverwalk Marketplace
- Swamp tour by boat (some offer airboat tours)
- Trolley ride from Canal Street down St. Charles through the Garden District to Audubon Park and Zoo
- Walk to the Historic French Market
© All information taken from New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and adapted for use in this call. Photos courtesy of New Orleans CVB and iStockphoto.com.
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