Step into The Big Easy for an incredible cultural experience, history and vibrant streets. Holidays in New Orleans are simply unforgettable.
Situated in the south of Louisiana, New Orleans offers a totally different experience to anything likely to be found anywhere else in the USA. Whether you visit during Mardi Gras in February or any other time of year, ‘fun’ will be high on the agenda.
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The city’s French Quarter is the perfect spot to wander round when first arriving. New Orleans’ oldest and most famous neighbourhood, it boasts streets lined with gorgeous buildings of various vibrant colours, intricate balconies, plus plenty of art galleries and special music venues which aren’t to be missed.
In the heart of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the place to go after dark, with numerous bars and clubs, while to enjoy the city’s thriving music scene, Frenchman Street is the place to be.
If you’re not in town during Mardi Gras – and perhaps even if you are – Mardi Gras World makes for an excellent place to visit during New Orleans holidays. The working warehouse is where the floats are made for the annual parade and provides a fascinating insight into the history of the festival.
Also in the French Quarter, the impressive, castle-esque St Louis Cathedral – said to be the oldest cathedral in North America – towers over Jackson Square. The historic park area was renamed after Andrew Jackson, who led the United States Army in the Battle of New Orleans. Wander round and see local artists at work, or pop into the small stores and restaurants dotted around the square. After, it’s just a short walk to the banks of the Mississippi River.
More history can also be enjoyed during city breaks in New Orleans at the National World War II Museum.
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