Experience New Orleans

About New Orleans

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. 

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St. Louis Cathedral. Photo Courtesy of Omni Hotel.

Things to See and Do in New Orleans

  • Visit the French Quarter, the oldest and most famous neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Catch live music -- almost anywhere
  • Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans
  • Visit the Garden District for a peek at some of the city's most beautiful homes
  • Eat beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde

New Orleans Maps and Guides