The heart and cultural center of New Orleans is the French Quarter, a must-see for its high energy, rich history, diverse architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, lively nightlife and the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.
Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many moods of New Orleans. Four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, will take you through the French Quarter and beyond to places...
If you’re visiting Louisiana, there’s no doubt you’ve heard about the region’s mossy swamplands. Just a short drive outside of the heart of New Orleans, tour companies offer swamp/bayou tours on boats, where you can see – and even feed – gators and other wildlife. Plus, many companies offer transportation to and from hotels, making it even easier to access these nearby swamps.
NEW ORLEANS CEMETERIES
Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in elaborate marble chambers above ground, created one of the city’s most lingering attractions: cemeteries that are both historic and hauntingly beautiful.