Ask anyone who has been to New Orleans about how much they love it. You’ll see how their eyes light up and hear how they talk about the city’s magic for a solid 1 hour without a break. You might think they’re crazy, but they are not. New Orleans offers a promised feeling to anyone who steps into that land of joy.
A city with vividly coloured streets, rhythm and blues with soul, and unforgettable tastes, New Orleans, is a sensory overload. The coastal Louisiana outpost is the epicentre of creole and Cajun cuisine. In addition to dishes like gumbo and shrimp and grits, it is also where the muffuletta, beignets, and char-broiled oysters originated. If you haven’t been to this living paradise, you’ll likely end up booking your flight before the end of this article.
Impressing contents of the French Quarter
Even if the entire world may fail to impress you, I assure you French Quarter will never fail. Being nicknamed the Crown Jewel of New Orleans, The French Quarter, the city’s heart and cultural hub, is a must-visit for its high energy, rich history, varied architecture, music, street performers, renowned jazz clubs, vibrant nightlife, and best restaurants and art galleries the city has to offer.
Get yourself tucked away in a spooky tour
Are you a fan of vampires, witches, mysteries and spooky stories? Then this tour will be a gift to your spooky self. The dark history of New Orleans is legendary, with stories of voodoo, vampires, ghosts, and witches. The city’s history and legend are brought to life on this walking tour by a knowledgeable guide who knows the fastest paths around the city at night when it’s the creepiest time of day. It’s going to be scary, exciting and fun when you listen to those spooky stories while witnessing the places it happened.
Get hypnotised by the taste of Beignets!
This delectable, sweet delight is one of the city’s most well-known dish specialities that locals and visitors appreciate all year long and is available 24 hours a day in New Orleans at more than one coffee hotspot. Simply it’s a doughnut without a hole but tastes like heaven bits. The New Orleans beignet is an excellent choice for breakfast, dessert, or a late-night snack. If you’re a sweet tooth, you will say eating beignet is one of the best things to do in New Orleans.
On a rainy night in New Orleans’ French Quarter, romance overrules
You might think the rain will spoil the evening, but New Orleans will surprise you. While heavy rain in the Quarter may cause some visitors to stay in their hotel rooms, equipped with a bit of knowledge and an umbrella, a stormy Vieux Carre can be just as lovely as it is in the sunshine. This scene is particularly true at night. The masonry buildings’ easter egg hues fade as the shadows and greys of film noir appear as rain pelts the rooftops. Without the competing bustle of the crowds, the Quarter’s French architectural traditions become even more visible on Royal and along the quieter lanes. During a storm, Saint Louis Cathedral may appear most striking.
The music of New Orleans touches and fascinates
The magic of the music in New Orleans will take your legs to a dance floor. The city’s music will always be its beating heart, notably during Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and other events. Jazz, brass, R&B, soul, and other musical notes fill the air, along with night-blooming jasmine and other delightful tropical fragrances. Take a stroll down Frenchmen Street, the major thoroughfare of the Marigny area adjacent to the French Quarter, and enjoy the bustling blocks of cafes, music clubs, and restaurants such as Snug Harbor and the Spotted Cat.
These local dives and music venues will keep you dancing until the sun rises. It’s all part of the enchantment, part of the bright je ne sais quoi that can only be found in New Orleans.
Celebrate everything and everyone!
You name it, and chances are They’ve got a festival for it! The city is well-known for planning festivals for many reasons. With dozens and dozens of festivals each year honouring everything from pop music and pop-boys to tomatoes and Tennessee Williams, the city provides visitors with a colourful array of festivities almost every weekend. Some festivals honour some of New Orleans’ most famous cuisine (such as crawfish, gumbo, and beignets), as well as festivals that highlight different types of music (from zydeco to blues and jazz). You’re nearly guaranteed to have something worth celebrating any time of year you visit.
Be inspired at the New Orleans Museum of Art
If you are a person who admires art the most, then you should.t miss your visit to the New Orleans Museum of Arts. It is one of the country’s most prominent and oldest art museums. Over 50,000 works of art are on permanent display at the museum, ranging from 19th and early 20th-century French paintings, including works by Edward Degas and Claude Monet, to outstanding American, African, and Japanese pieces.
The travelling exhibits of the museum are also to be noticed!
- Hours: 10 am-5 pm; Closed Mondays
Visit a Haunted Cemetery to Get Spooked
You can’t go to New Orleans and not visit one of the city’s famous haunted cemeteries!
Because most of the city is at or below sea level, almost all of the burials are above ground and housed in ornate vaults, making visiting the cemeteries here a unique experience.
St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans’ most famous cemetery, is located only one block from the French Quarter. The dreadful stories and histories of some renowned people buried at St. Louis #1, such as voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, are worth the money.
Reap the benefits of the enjoyable atmosphere. Make new pals. And even go on bar crawls with hotel guests and staff. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!