There’s a huge array of fresh seafood which you can enjoy to your heart’s content. It offers not just splendid cuisines but drinks and dance to keep you partying while you are there.
Of course, there are plenty to see while at New Orleans.
The French Quarter
Do not miss out on this old section of the city because it’s the first settlement of the French and Spanish who first stepped onto American soil. You may enjoy a spiff of hot etouffee in the air while strolling this quarter.
It is the French Quarter which adds character to New Orleans; there are nightly revelries to help keep you awake the whole night. It houses Jackson Square that spawns pristine lawns and beautiful shrubs, with the breath-taking St. Louis Cathedral as its background.
At the quaint café of Monde, you may sniff scents of tasty chicory-laced beignets to whet your appetite. The French Market makes an interesting stop to check out the neighborhood farmer’s produce that boasts of being the nation’s first outdoor produce market.
For the shopaholic, nothing can drag you away from Royal Street that offers a vast range of products but it would be the antiques and art pieces that will steal your heart; and if not attentive, your wallet too.
St. Charles Streetcar
New Orleans’ quaint St. Charles Streetcar is an interesting ride that one has to try while in this city. Its 13 mile ride is barely 90 minutes to give you a fast and fascinating sight of New Orleans. This Landmark streetcar would travel back and forth on its route with its seat seats switched to the suitable travel direction for a fantastic view.
Faulkner House Books
For the book fans, a big’thanks’ must go to Joe DeSalvo who opened Faulkner House Books. It is located inside the French Quarter townhouse which was William Faulkner’s residence when writing Soldier’s Pay, his first novel. There are a huge variety of books for your surfing pleasure like fiction, poetry and biography with a bit of local lore.
Another amazing sight to behold is the selection of mid-19th century townhouses on Julia Street that takes up 600 blocks although there are only 13 pieces. These are often called Julia Row; sometimes they’re called the Thirteen Sisters. Aside from the impressive architecture of the townhouses, it is its art that makes the greater impact. The’SoHo of the South’ homes hundreds of fine art pieces.
This is actually the’Yankee’ section of New Orleans where there is hardly any French. The residents enjoy vast spacious gardens of magnolia, live oak and palms.
This great river in New Orleans is famously known as the Mighty Mississippi. It’s famous for the transport business at New Orleans with the city being built along its curves. An enjoyable ride on the Mighty Mississippi is a must for visitors.