New Orleans, Louisiana is a port city in the U.S., and the largest city in Louisiana. It offers beautiful architecture, scrumptious food, music to move your feet, and a city vibe to feed the spirit. New Orleans straddles the Mississippi River, and you can ride one of the four active streetcar lines to explore!
More than Mardi Gras, New Orleans hosts various festivals throughout the year celebrating food, drink, music, and culture. There is something new going on every month! From the spring Tennessee Williams Literary Festival to the summer Tales of the Cocktail to the fall Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival to the winter Words and Music Festival, and all of the many festivals in-between, New Orleans has something that will appeal to everyone!
Aventure! Visit the many beautiful parks, take in a game a golf, enjoy a little fishing, spend time boating, go biking, try Rock ‘n’ Bowl, enjoy a bit of horseback riding, or relax at one of the many spas! Take in a bit of sightseeing; New Orleans is home to gorgeous architectural treasures you can visit! There are myriad tours available: cemetery tours; plantation tours; French Quarter Tours; history and heritage tours; neighborhood/ city tours; culinary tours; horse and carriage tours; riverboat tours; Mardi Gras tours; culinary tours; haunted tours; and more! New Orleans also offers an eclectic assortment of shopping opportunities: antiques shops; art markets; art galleries; art markets; bookstores; and voodoo and occult shops.
Bring the family! There are museums to see, parks to visit, ferries to ride, wildlife to take in, and culinary delights to enjoy. Take in the offerings of the Audubon Nature Institute! Open year round, there are offerings for all. Visit the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and discover the largest museum in North America that is devoted to insects. The Audubon Zoo provides educational opportunities, close up encounters, and the Louisiana Swamp habitat; come and see the leopards, tiger, white alligators, orangutans, and the whooping cranes! The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas captivates you with sea otters and penguins; the Aquarium also serves as part of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Tuttle Rescue Program. The Botanical Gardens will enchant you with their beauty and resilience.
With so much to do, and see, laissez les bons temps rouler!
For more information,
call the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau at 504-566-5003 or 800-672-6124, or online