New Orleans remains one of USA's top culturally diverse and exotic destinations, and is home to the most famous and colourful spectacle of them all - Mardi Gras!
Known as the City of Festivals or the City that Never Sleeps, A true mix of musical richness, everything from jazz, gospel, zydeco, Cajun, blues and new-age rock finds passionate expression in this city, with music quite literally in the air wherever you go. Take the ferry across Old Man River, ride an airboat through the swamps or enjoy Louisiana's tax-free shopping!
Eats & drinks
World renowned for fabulous food from Cajun and Creole to classic French cuisine, you can enjoy casual to fine-dining experiences. New Orleans is the birthplace of not only jazz but the cocktail - there is a wide range of fabulous cocktails to be sampled in the many French Quarter courtyards, as you listen to the wonderful sounds of live New Orleans music.
New Orleans was made to be walked and meandered through. The historic districts lend themselves to self-exploration - each turn of a corner bringing new and interesting discoveries. The trams are extremely good and run regularly as the main form of transportation in the historic districts.
Time difference - GMT -6 hours