Simply put, the heart of Louisiana, New Orleans, is a delight to the senses. Known as the 'Big Easy', treat your ears to the mellifluous warbling of a jazz sax, your tongue to a brimming po-boy sandwich and your eyes to creole cottages and the grand American townhouses of St. Charles Avenue.
Its beating cultural heart – the French Quarter – brings life to faded colonial porches with weekly festivals and parades, best seen in March's Mardi Gras when a carnival atmosphere falls over the entire city. However, each night, the city dances to a rhythmic beat of jazz, blues and rock & roll in its atmospheric bars, where you can do everything from sipping on a glass of bourbon to dancing to live performances and jam sessions.
Outside of its music, you’ll find mouth-watering creole curries in family eateries, hole-in-the-walls, high-end restaurants and more, while come day, the excellent National WWII Museum is worth a visit before a casual riverside stroll through Jackson Square and the city’s parks, up to the spires of St. Louis Cathedral.
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