Things to Do in New Orleans
There is no shortage of things to do or places to see in New Orleans. Get your groove on in Uptown and the French Quarter where live music pours out of bars all night long. Many visitors head to Frenchmen Street, and some of the popular spots include the Blue Nile, Tipitina's and Preservation Hall, home to the famous Preservation Hall Band. You won't be able to miss St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest church of its kind in North America, which overlooks Jackson Square. You can also visit the Cities of the Dead, cemeteries filled with above-ground tombs due to the city's elevation below sea level.
Of course, New Orleans is prized for its celebrations and festivals, including Mardi Gras - which has been called the Greatest Free Show on Earth - Spring Fiesta, Jazz Fest and more. The rest of the year, you can enjoy amazing architecture along St. Charles Avenue, swing by a nearby plantation, grab a drink along Bourbon Street or catch a New Orleans Saints football game at the Superdome. No trip would be complete without Cajun cuisine featuring jambalaya, crawfish concoctions and gumbo. A local favorite is also the po' boy, a tasty NOLA sandwich.