Top Ten Things to Do in New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is one of the most historically and culturally rich, vibrant cities in the United States. The city is incredibly unique, well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage. It's also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.

Image: Saint Louis Cathedral is a symbol of New Orleans

1. Escape to City Park.

The 1300 acre park set in the middle of New Orleans is the perfect place to relax, take a stroll and escape the hectic city of New Orleans.

2. Have a Hurricane.

Try the original Hurricane at Pat O'Brien’s - a fruity concoction made with rum dating back to the Prohibition Era. Be sure to take home the famous Hurricane glass as a souvenir. Spend a fun night singing along to the music in the duelling piano bar.

3. Walk on Bourbon Street.

Walking is just the beginning! Grab a "hand grenade" and take a stroll past this quirky and exciting thoroughfare.

4. Have a coffee at Café du Mode. 

Take in the early morning bakery smells as you enjoy a cup of Joe at one of the world’s most famous cafés. Go to the famous Café du Monde in particular for the yummy beignets, square-shaped pastries that can be called "French doughnuts."

5. Take a ride on the St. Charles street car.

A great way to see the sights outside of the French quarter. The 13 mile 90 min ride takes you from Canal Street through the garden district and beyond.

6. The French Quarter.

A living breathing museum the quarter will dazzle you with the wrought iron balconies, St. Louis Cathedral and unique shopping opportunities.

7. Boat ride on the Mississippi.

Half a mile wide and 200 feet deep the mighty Mississippi boat ride is must. The evening boat or ferry rides are best as you get to experience New Orleans as it’s all lit up.

8. Julia Street.

Rich with history and culture dating back to the Louisiana Purchase, this street offers a wide array of attractions including art galleries, museums and mid 19th century architecture.

9. Eat and Enjoy!  

Bring your appetite as some of the world’s best chefs make their home in New Orleans. Stop by The Court of Two Sisters for live mysic and jambalaya, and Emeril’s for the warm, energetic atmosphere and "New New Orleans" cuisine - just to name a few.

10. Music.

The big easy is the place to be for music lovers as you can find a plethora of options - just don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. Find live music just about anywhere. 

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