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New Orleans is the city of jazz, Mardis Gras, and Cajuns cuisine. Located along the Mississippi River, it is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the largest inland ports in the United States.
New Orleans is a true melting pot of cultures.
The Vieux Carre or French Quarter of New Orleans, the old town center, extends along a crescent shaped bend on the Mississippi. French influence is particularly noticeable in the buildings, some of them between 100 and nearly 300 years old.
Located in the French Quarter, Jackson Square is the main square in the old town. The whole area is very attractively laid out along the banks of the Mississippi, with the promenade known as the Moon Walk.
The best known street in New Orleans is Bourbon Street. This street is known for hot jazz spots, restaurants, and all kinds of entertainment options.
On the north side of Jackson Square is the St Louis Cathedral, a landmark structure in New Orleans.
The Cabildo, to the left of St Louis Cathedral, was built as the residence of the Spanish governor. It is noteworthy both as a historic building and for the collection it contains.
Preservation Hall is an old building that has long been an institution in New Orleans known for jazz music. The hall still features traditional jazz by local artists in an historic setting.
At the National WWII Museum the story of WWII soldiers is told through artifacts, film, photographs, diaries and oral histories.
New Orleans City Park covers more than 1,300 acres and contains numerous attractions.
The paddle steamer, Steamboat Natchez offers cruises on the Mississippi River and offers a unique way to see and learn about the city.
New Orleans and Mardi Gras go hand in hand. This is New Orleans' biggest event of the year, with parades and all kinds of festivities.
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