New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Known for its cool jazz, hot nightlife and heavenly food, New Orleans is a place of culture, creativity and individuality. Founded in 1718 by Frenchmen, the history of New Orleans reads like a fanciful novel. This utterly unique city was truly shaped by the historic dynamics that played out during its beginning. Visit the Audubon Zoo, one of the many grand plantation homes outside of the city to explore the grandeur of days past.

Celebrating food, music and the city’s culture, New Orleans’ festival calendar is nonstop fun. From Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to Soul Fest and the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, these unforgettable events offer a true taste of this festive city. Pack your sequins and maybe a wig, and head down to ‘The Crescent City.’

Ride a bike along the Mississippi River, feed an alligator, or stroll through time as you take in the stories behind one of the many historic attractions. New Orleans has so much to offer, and caters to every traveler. So whether you're a sports fan, history buff, outdoor adventurer, aspiring chef or music lover, there's an attraction in New Orleans to suit you.

Explore The Neighborhoods

The heart of the city, and much of what makes New Orleans unique, is captured in the melting-pot atmosphere of the French Quarter. From the boisterous party vibe of Bourbon Street to the bohemian elegance of Royal Street, it's a neighborhood full of entertainment and surprises. The Quarter, a National Historic Landmark, was the original site of New Orleans and, therefore, is the oldest neighborhood in the city with cultural influences from the French, Spanish, Italians, Africans and others. Its wrought-iron balconies, colorful streets, elegant architecture, jazz clubs and world-renowned restaurants make exploring its nooks and crannies a favorite pastime.

The most famous landmark, Jackson Square, is the center of life in the Quarter. Amble around the gardens inside the square, toss a coin to make a wish at the fountain, and take in the collection of fortune tellers, artists and musicians who surround the square. Head to Café du Monde across the street for beignets and café au lait, when you get hungry.

The streets in the Quarter all have something interesting to offer, from shopping and music venues to fancy restaurants and voodoo temples. Some of the most popular areas include: Royal Street, Chartres Street and Bourbon Street. No trip to the Quarter is complete without souvenir hunting in the historic French Market. Take a guided tour dedicated to your own interests: hauntings, history, food and even cocktails. Many visitors choose to explore the French Quarter using the neighborhood's original mode of transportation, the mule-drawn carriage.

Outside the French Quarter, there are plenty of other attractions. Drive through the Garden District, full of elegant
19th-century homes in Italianate, Greek Revival and Victorian styles. This grand neighborhood is bathed in southern charm, stands out as one of the country's most gorgeous neighborhoods, and is a popular destination for visitors.
With its well-preserved collection of antebellum mansions and immaculate gardens, this neighborhood is enchanting.

At the intersection of Prytania Street and Washington Avenue is where you will find shopping, cafés and the historic Lafayette Cemetery. After your guided tour of the cemetery, don’t miss a meal at the colorful Commander's Palace Restaurant, a New Orleans culinary institution, which has been in operation since 1880.


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