When visiting New Orleans, there are endless possibilities for a delightful vacation! And, with so many exciting and unique things to do in New Orleans, it’s hard to know where to start!
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Admire the stunning architecture in the French Quarter. Feast on Cajun and Creole cuisine. Swing by the French Market for unique souvenirs, enjoy the vibrant music scene or take a riverboat ride down the Mississippi.
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With so much to do and see in this exciting city, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular place to visit! Check out our favorite things to do when vacationing in The Big Easy.
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On the Mississippi River, you will find a giant 400,000-square-foot warehouse filled with colorful floats, memorabilia, and countless artists tirelessly working. Mardi Gras World offers guests the opportunity to learn about the history and see the work up close.
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New Orleans is renowned for its fantastic food offerings, with something to suit every taste. From traditional Creole and Cajun dishes like gumbo and jambalaya to incredible seafood specialties like oysters Rockefeller and crawfish étouffée, there’s no shortage of delicious local fare.
A visit to one of the many plantations around New Orleans is one of the best NOLA day trips you can take without access to a car. That’s because it’s possible to take a tour bus from the city to almost all the nearby plantations. And there are so many good ones to choose from.
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the city also has a dark side when it comes to things to do – visiting haunted places. You can explore some of the oldest parts of the city while learning about its old secrets, haunted houses, and famous characters.
Not only can you enjoy a leisurely boat ride, but these cruises will also provide an opportunity to explore some of the unique history and culture of the area. A typical riverboat cruise may include stops at Points of Interest such as lush wetlands and bustling harbor towns.
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