New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine, reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African, and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for costumed parades. Be sure to visit the historic Preservation Hall, a renowned jazz venue for all ages.
Welcome to the Big Easy! No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a tour of the French Quarter. Explore the land of Mardi Gras. Visit the National WWII Museum. Take a stroll on the Riverwalk. Explore the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Take a haunted midnight cemetery tour. Let your imagination run wild in the Big Easy.
Most attractions are 5 to 10 minutes apart. A trip to the Audubon Zoo is only 20 minutes.