New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans grandly welcomes visitors no matter the time of year.
In a dazzling explosion of flavours, emotions and sounds you will experience Caribbean, American, French and African cultures colliding.
Music is everywhere. People live to eat and every day is a celebration here in the birthplace of Jazz, home to Creole cuisine, century-old Spanish oaks and clacking streetcars.
With this in mind, New Orleans has the recipe to captivate everyone, with a combination of city life and rural plantations, swamp tours, festivals, historical significance and festivity, especially during Mardi Gras,
Hop on a St. Charles, Canal Street or Riverfront streetcar and explore the 300-year-old city split by the Mississippi River and surrounded by lakes, bayous and bays.
See mansions on St. Charles Avenue, opulent estates in the Garden District and a revolving carousel bar at Hotel Monteleone. In the heart of the French Quarter linger in lively Jackson Square.
After appreciating artists’ work hanging on the iron fence and, or getting your fortune told, cross the street to visit the 18th century St. Louis Cathedral. For a different perspective, tour the area aboard the Natchez steamboat or the Creole Queen paddle wheeler.