New Orleans

Location: Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana
Features: City

New Orleans is one of the major cities of the south. It features a business district with skyline, the famous French Quarter, the Garden District and the swamps and plantations in the countryside.
A good area to stay in New Orleans for a couple of days is close to the Garden District at S. Carrollton Avenue. There are a couple of nice, old houses where you can spend the night. The old St. Charles streetcar starts at this street and can give you a convinient ride to the Garden District with its beautiful villas and the French Quarter. Although the villas in the Garden District are not as impressive as the ones in Charleston, it's still worth a visit.

Garden District Garden District
Garden district in New Orleans
Garden district in New Orleans

The major attraction of New Orleans is without any doubt the French Quarter at the Mississippi River. It's the oldest district of New Orleans and defenitely a must see. There are also a lot of different restaurants, most of them have specialized in cajun food, the typical food of New Orleans and the countryside. If you like fish, check it out...
At night, the French Quarter is a absolute partyzone! You'll find almost any kind of music, from rock to jazz and cajun music. Whether you like jazz or not, a visit of a music concert in the Preservation Hall is a real experience! Get there early enough, since this is not a big place and tickets are sold out fast.
Bourbon Street is the area with the most people and bars but you'll also find nice pubs on the other streets as well...

Jackson Square Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
Jackson Square
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

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