The big easy
Renowned for its culture, food, architecture, art, annual celebrations, and jazz music, New Orleans is one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and beyond, New Orleans is home to a wonderfully unique melting pot where anything can happen and usually does.
Explore the historic core of the city, and such renowned sights as the French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Royal Street, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, and the Garden District. Choose from hundreds of restaurants and savor local specialties like gumbo, jumbalaya, and crawfish étouffée.
Immerse yourself in the birthplace of jazz, where the clubs are always humming, or sit back and relax to the sounds of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and New Orleans Opera.
The heart of New Orleans, this charming historic district is filled with elegant old buildings, live music, and plenty of bars and restaurants. Stroll down Bourbon Street and see the city come alive after dark. Be sure to make time to sip a Sazerac, an infamous cognac based cocktail that was created here.
No visit to New Orleans would be complete without taking in some live jazz. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Preservation Hall presents intimate, acoustic concerts seven days a week. Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have played Preservation Hall at one time or another.
With its many antique stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques, Magazine Street is a popular shopping destination. Spanning six miles, the dazzling array of unique local shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more make this a not to miss shopping destination for locals and visitors alike.
New Orleans, Louisiana At a glance