There's a lot more to NEW ORLEANS – the "Big Easy," the "city that care forgot" – than its tourist image as a nonstop party town.
The historic and cultural experience that has attracted millions of visitors for decades is as rich, charming and welcoming as ever.
Visitors must check out Magazine Street, known locally as the “Street of Dreams.” and it is certainly a shopper’s dream: six miles of eclectic shops, hip boutiques, art studios, galleries, spas, restaurants and cafés.
Attractions include the most celebrated and historic core of the city – including the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District, Warehouse and Arts District, Magazine Street, Garden District, Audubon Park and Zoo and St. Charles Avenue.
The major thing here is the Mardi Gras World .. with thousands of sensational sculptured props and breath-taking giant figures -- it's the place where Mardi Gras is made.
New Orleans’ nightlife is back in full force and continuing to earn its legendary status – a diverse offering full of music, color, flavor, fun and excitement.
There are excellent lodging options here which offer the perfect atmosphere for those who like elegant surroundings but want to be only a few minutes away.