Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 384 320 (2014)
Metro: 1 251 849 (2014)
Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
New Orleans
closeThanks to its French roots and blend of different cultures, New Orleans has a distinct character which sets it apart from the rest of the country. This is manifested in its unique architecture, food and music.
Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city's historic French Quarter is as lively as ever before, especially during Mardi Gras, the famous carnival celebrations that are held here each year.
Random New Orleans Highlights
Bourbon Street, New Orleans
One of the most famous streets in the US, with a reputation as an entertainment area with lively bars and clubs. It is especially crowded at night when many tourists flock to Bourbon Street.
Botanical Garden, New Orleans
The Botanical Garden was created in the 1930s as a rose garden. Today you find a wide range of flowers and plants here, from herbs to palm trees. A curiosity is the Train Garden, with miniature trains and streetcars.
Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas exhibits some 500 different species of sea creatures. Highlights include a huge water tank with a replica of an oil rig and a recreation of the Amazon rainforest.
St. Charles Streetcar, New Orleans
The St. Charles Streetcar, which started operating in 1835, is the only authentic streetcar in New Orleans. It's a great way to visit some of the city's attractions including the Garden District and the Audubon Zoo.

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