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TOP 10 Things to do in NEW ORLEANS | NOLA Travel Guide 4K

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Bourbon Street and the French Quarter

known as the crown jewel of New Orleans

the French Quarter is a high-energy

neighborhood known for its rich history

colorful buildings fine art galleries

and vibrant nightlife located in French

Quarter you will find the famous Bourbon

Street named after the House of Bourbon

the royal family ruling France at the

time

here you'll find traditional Cajun

restaurants cocktail bars such as the

200 year old staple fault

absent house street musicians and famous

jazz clubs drinking alcohol on the

streets is legal in New Orleans in fact

it is the norm on Bourbon Street many

bars here are actually just tiny spaces

where you can get all types of drinks

which vendors link in plastic go cups

the French Quarter and the Bourbon

Street are one of the main venues for

Mardi Gras also known as fast Tuesday

taking place 47 days before Easter watch

the carnival from bourbon balconies and

throw beads on the parade goers New

Orleans is also famous for voodoo so be

sure to check out Marie Laveau's house

of Budo in the neighborhood learn more

about Louisiana's food culture in our

travel guide and walk along Royal Street

and further discover the unique French

Quarter number 9 Jackson Square with

Mississippi River also located in French

Quarter this public space spanning 2.5

acres gets its name from the bronze

statue of Andrew Jackson with more than

two million local and international

visitors every year it serves as a venue

public events weddings and photo

sessions and has been a filming location

for several movies and TV shows Jackson

Square which has retained its original

Parisian landscape design features iron

fences walking paths and benches it is

also home to the Cabildo a local History

Museum street performers and an outdoor

art colony where artists create their

pieces and display them on the iron

fences you can even buy the artists

works or even have one of them draw your

portrait from the Jackson Square you can

admire the majestic st. Louis Cathedral

the oldest cathedral in North America

and continue to explore the charming

open-air French market which is the

oldest of its kind in the United States

explore modern boutiques and cocktail

bars planning with antique stores and

alter restaurants or write a traditional

New Orleans carriage for a laid-back

tour of the area or you can just sit

back relax for stroll on moonwalks

Riverfront Park and watch ships floating

on the adjacent Mississippi River or

visit them nearby New Orleans Jazz

National Historical Park created to

celebrate the origins and development of

jazz number eight City Park City Park

has been a part of New Orleans since

1854 and is amongst the oldest and most

beautiful urban parks in the country

this 1,300 acre green space offers

something for everyone from multiple

gardens to an amusement park smell the

roses in the Botanical Garden or view

the French and American pieces at the

Museum of Art and the sculptures in the

open-air Baskov sculpture garden and

don't forget to check out the world's

largest roof of mature life oaks if you

sit under the impressive singing oak

located by the big lake you will hear a

coordinated tune created by wind chimes

hanging from the tree also don't miss

the dwelling oak and the charming

Clongowes bridge one of the most

photographed spots in the bar

number seven garden district the garden

district is best known for its grandiose

mansions and elegant landscaping

creating an atmosphere very different

from the French quarters hustle and

bustle you should make some time to just

walk around and admire the architecture

and details that distinguish mansions

from each other and while you're in the

area you can visit the Garden District

bookshop in the ring shopping center and

Commander's Palace one of the most

reputable Creole restaurants in the city

just across the street you'll find the

above ground to raise at Lafayette

cemetery number one which is amongst the

New Orleans most historic and beautiful

cemeteries did you know that graves are

built above the ground in New Orleans to

address a very high water table and

unpredictable flooding of the city there

are other interesting cemeteries in New

Orleans check out our travel guide for

more suggestions number six

Louis Armstrong Park honoring the jazz

legend Louis Armstrong

these 32 acre public park is famous for

its entrance arch sculptures duck ponds

and open spaces here you will find

various buildings such as the heylia

jackson theatre for performing arts

located inside the park is Congo Square

where African slaves and free Creoles

gathered on Sundays throughout the 19th

century to sell food and other goods

perform rituals dance and play their

traditional instruments the music they

created laid the groundwork for jazz

making the square one of the most

significant places in the history of

music number five Jess

speaking of jazz with its intertwined

European Latin American and African

American cultures New Orleans has always

been an important Centre for music the

city is especially known for its strong

association with jazz and is universally

regarded as the birthplace of the genre

if you're visiting in late April or

early May

don't miss the annual Jazz and Heritage

Festival also known as Jazz Fest

check out our travel guide for more

information on this and other festivals

but don't worry if you can't make it

good festival you can get your jazz fix

at one of many clubs in the city visit

one of many notable music and jazz clubs

like the Jazz Playhouse fight Sonesta

New Orleans featuring the city's most

talented jazz musicians as well as

unique appetizers and cocktails inspired

by the local jazz culture there are many

other jazz clubs like Preservation Hall

or fruits or European jazz club check

our trail guide for more suggestions and

other jazz clubs in New Orleans number

four Canal Street Canal Street serves as

the French quarters upriver boundary

separating the colonial style

neighborhood from the modern central

business district who Yost's lived in

the French Quarter until the early

eighteen hundreds but other ethnic

groups found their way into New Orleans

through the Mississippi River after the

Louisiana Purchase in 1803 many

Americans from Kentucky and states in

the Midwest moved into the city and

lived uptown bacchanal was planned to

form the dividing line between the

Creole and American populations but in

the end a street named Canal was built

for this purpose the Canal Street median

was then called natural ground a symbol

of the cultural divide even today all

streets medians in a city are known as

natural grounds enjoy the view of the

traditional streetcars which is also a

charming and convenient way to

experience the many areas of New Orleans

number three art there's art everywhere

you go in New Orleans walking around you

will find not just historic architecture

but also different forms of public art

like sculptures and murals local

organizations including the Arts Council

of New Orleans and the know'm your

projects have helped the arts thrive and

inspire people in the city street art in

particular has become a prominent

element of the local landscape

browse the shops in the French Quarter

or visit Jackson Square for local

artists for galleries help to up-downs

Magazine Street or the arts warehouse

district home to be Mike's studio in an

abandoned warehouse Stern to grant art

space

learn about black history civil rights

leaders here in Katrina and contemporary

culture to different point installations

and massive murals at this art sanctuary

number two oak alley plantation

plantations play a vital role in history

of southern United States specifically

the pre American Civil War era the

fertile soils mild subtropical climate

and abundant rainfall and region along

with extensive African slave labor

allowed farming states such as oak alley

plantation to try formerly a sugar cane

plantation oak alley includes a Greek

Revival style main house with 28

colossal freestanding cars it is also

home to a 300 year old double row of

giant oak trees forming an 800 feet long

alley which gives the plantation its

name and photogenic frame other points

of interest artist slavery exhibit the

sugar cane exhibit and theatre a

blacksmith shop and a civil war tent

number one swampers head outside New

Orleans to explore Louisiana's intricate

network of swamps that are home to

unique flora and exotic wildlife admire

Spanish moss and cypress trees see

alligators turtles white boar nutria

raccoons cranes and many more all just a

few feet away from you we headed to

Pearl River for two our guided boat tour

and experienced the swamp firsthand we

came across alligators raccoons and

other animals that live in the river and

the swamps check out our travel guide

for more information on which preserves

to visit and which tours today of course

there are many other interesting things

to see and discover in New Orleans

check out our travel guide for more

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