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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
Museum of Art, New Orleans
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has a wide ranging collection of art from across the world exhibited in a magnificent early 20th century Beaux-Arts building in City Park.
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.
Jackson Square, New Orleans
Jackson Square, the most beautiful square in New Orleans, is bordered by historic buildings such as the St. Louis Cathedral and the with beautiful lace balconies decorated Pontalba Buildings.
Old Ursuline Convent, New Orleans
The Old Ursuline Convent, the oldest building in New Orleans, was built in the mid 18th century for the Ursulines, a religious order. The complex, with a walled-in garden, is open to visitors.

Random New Orleans Tours & Activities
Laura Plantation Tour, New Orleans
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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