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From the biggest party in the U.S. to its colonial-era French influence, The Big Easy is a perennially favorite among travelers, and arguably the most unique of America's cities. Visitors spend most of their time in the charming French Quarter, a neighborhood that shines with its original colonial architecture intact. Here you will find the legendary Bourbon Street, home to numerous bars and nightclubs. Not far away you'll find Jackson Square, a monument to President Andrew Jackson who led U.S. forces to victory against the British in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Across the street is a true New Orleans institution: Café du Monde, home to the fabled beignets (a French doughnut) and coffee. The annual Mardi Gras celebration takes place ... Read more
in February, when masked partygoers fill the streets to be a part of the biggest celebration of its kind in the country. New Orleans’ dining options are just another reason why this city is one-of-a-kind, with distinctive dishes like muffuletta, jambalaya, and gumbo. Hotels are available across the city, but just be prepared for a loud night if you opt to stay in the French Quarter. Although New Orleans has suffered from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the city’s lively history and its Cajun charm keep tourists coming back year after year. The old New Orleans motto, “laissez les bons temps rouler,” French for “let the good times roll,” captures the essence of the heartbeat of Louisiana.
The big annual draw for visitors to New Orleans is the season from February through May when the city’s most famous events (Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and more) turn the Big Easy into party central. While the weather is usually pretty tolerable during this season, you will need to book early -- up to a year in advance -- to ensure you get a hotel reservation. Summer can be stiflingly hot, but autumn sees temperatures drop back down into the 80s (below 32°C) and there are plenty of cultural activities to keep you busy, making this an ideal off-peak time to visit. Just be sure to check the weather for any trip between June and November, as there is always potential for a hurricane.
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

It was beautiful! I was looking forward to coming here for the summer!! Downtown was amazing there were these horses and some shops and everyone was so nice!!

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Dayton

I have to admit I mostly saw Bourbon St. But, man was that a sight. NOLA showed me an amazing time for my birthday with all of the amazing food, people and music. Did I mention the drinks? If you ever visit NOLA you have to get a hand grenade and walk through the French Quarter while your senses go into overdrive taking in your surroundings. I honestly can't wait to go back!! (wear comfy shoes)

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San Jose, California, USA

I took my first trip to New Orleans last February with family. We went during Mardi Gras which was a great idea at first, but I quickly realized the big crowds (I mean you cant even move) mostly on Bourbon street were not for me. I would LOVE to go back though and discover more of the city and go during a different time. A few of the locals mentioned coming during their annual Blues/Jazz Festival because you still get that electricity in the air but without the overwhelming amount of people. The food was amazing of course and surpassed my expectations. I also visited the World War II museum that was just recently built a few years ago and it was beautiful. Dont forget to visit the swamps! It is worth it. We didnt see many gators out due to it not being the season but it was still worth it. Highly recommended for couples and bachelor/bachelorette parties due to the 24/7 party atmosphere!

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Fallbrook, California

The best vacation I've been to in a long time. So much history, art , museum, great night life , great food and music all over the city.

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Detroit, Michigan

The nightlife here is AMAZING! So much fun, great food and atmosphere. Lake Pontchartrain is so vast and beautiful it's unbelievable seeing it in person. Everyone should go to New Orleans at least once; not only for the delicious beignets but for the history and architecture.

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New York City, New York State, USA

A vibrant city of food, music and culture. Something in it for all ages, but especially for foodies...if you aren't carrying a little more weight after your visit then you didn't try hard enough!

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Natchez, Mississippi

When you've grown up eating, entertaining and of legal age to drink, it is almost automatic to compare all bigger cities to The Big Easy! Fortunately, I've been able to wine 'n dine, tour, party and more in all the big US cities. Due to work, I've lived in some of the best cities too; Boca Raton, South Beach, Austin, Las Vegas, Denver and more. BUT, I always compared the cities' vibes, food, party and adventure to New Orleans. And, New Orleans beat many. Even after Hurricane Katrina, there are currently more new restaurants, bars, hotels and hole-in-the-wall places no other city can touch! NO is not uptight and you learn something new (or someone new) during each visit. There's so much so you have to return.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

I've spent a lot of time in New Orleans - pre- and post- Katrina. Post-Katrina, New Orleans has lost much of it's once-very real sleaze and corruption, and entered the world of adult politics - which has filtered down to most walks of life. Enough of the gauzy guise of "dark underbelly" survives like a hint of garlic to a tourist's red beans and rice. Great restaurants, deep history - great entertainment (and you've GOT to explore Bourbon Street).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This was an excellent location. Brought my mom for her 60th birthday and we had a blast. Lots of walking but we enjoyed help work off all the food and alcohol we consumed. One day fitbit hit over 26,000. Great vacation have to visit again. Check out all the place I reviewed for food because we weren't disappointed anywhere!

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Seattle

I know I'm biased about New Orleans since I grew up there, but I truly think it's a wonderful place where people can be so different from who they normally are.

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