For more than 300 years, New Orleans has been inspiring stories. Spanish, French, African and Caribbean influences create a cultural gumbo of distinctive architecture, cool jazz and celebrated cuisine that only New Orleans knows how to dish out. From award-winning attractions to immersive experiences, this timeless city offers something amazing around every cobblestone corner.
New Orleans is world-renowned for cocktails and Creole cooking. With hundreds of restaurants, experience a culinary adventure that spans a wide array of cuisines and atmospheres. From traditional dishes to globally inspired flavors and from white tablecloths to picnic blankets, New Orleans chefs create food for your taste buds and nourishment for your soul.
The city’s roots in jazz music provide a backbone for great nightlife and major festivals. The “Birthplace of Jazz” incorporates music into almost all the 100+ festivals the city hosts yearly.
New Orleans is proud to tout its reputation as a family-fun destination. Attractions such as the National WWII Museum, the Audubon Zoo, JAMNOLA, Vue Orleans, and Mardi Gras World provide families and groups of all ages with the opportunity to have fun and learn all about the city’s history and culture. JAMNOLA (Joy, Art & Music New Orleans), New Orleans’ first experiential pop-up, takes audiences of all ages on a topsy-turvy stroll through the cultural gems that make the city so special. Enjoy 12 exhibits celebrating the iconic art, music, food, and theatrics of New Orleans through the eyes of 20 local artists and creative partners. At Mardi Gras World, the place where Mardi Gras is made, visitors can find displays of the art of Mardi Gras float-building and the history of Carnival. With Vue Orleans, a one-of-a-kind interactive cultural exhibit, visitors discover the city’s only 360° observatory, offering stunning views in every direction. Guests at the WWII Museum are greeted by airplanes suspended from the ceiling and a life-size replica of the “Higgins Boats” designed by New Orleans’ own Andrew Higgins. Visitors can participate in a WWII submarine crew in Final Mission, or watch Beyond All Boundaries - a 4D movie experience, or submerge yourself into history with an unforgettable evening of music, special effects, and entertainment with the newest WWII attraction, Expressions of America.
Whether you're a fan of history, shopping, art, music, architecture, food or sports, the city of New Orleans invites you to participate in its timeless traditions. With its blend of old-world, European charm, culture, and magic, New Orleans is the ultimate vacation destination for any type of getaway.
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