There are plenty of exciting vacation spots in the US and abroad, but few can match the culture and excitement of New Orleans. When visiting the “Big Easy”, be sure to stop these popular attractions:
The French Quarter- Spanning approximately 78 square blocks in the heart of the city, the French Quarter is arguably the most famous landmark in New Orleans and is known as the city’s cultural center. Most famous within the French Quarter is Bourbon Street, which is lined with bars and restaurants and hosts a myriad of special events including some of the city’s Mardi Gras festivities.
Jackson Square- Dating back to the late eighteenth century, Jackson Square has played a pivotal role in the history of New Orleans, including serving as the site where the Louisiana Purchase was finalized via a flag raising ceremony back in 1803. Along with its unique history, Jackson Square has also been featured in numerous movies and TV shows.
Café Du Monde- If you’re looking for a locally known spot that’s also tourist friendly, then Café Du Monde is the place for you. Originally established in the New Orleans French Market all the way back in 1862, Café Du Monde is famous for its coffee and beignets. Beignets are French doughnuts that are fluffy and airy on the inside, shaped like a square, and generously covered in powdered sugar. Café Du Monde has the best beignets in the south, so be sure to come check them out along with their famous coffee. Café Du Monde has several locations throughout the city including in the French Market, City Park, and the Riverwalk amongst several others.
The National WWII Museum- Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, The National WWII Museum is a must see for history buffs or anyone that’s interested in learning about the “Greatest Generation.” The museum houses plenty of exhibits that bring you back in time including The Arsenal of Democracy, Road to Tokyo, Road to Berlin, The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, US Merchant Marine Gallery, Bayou to Battlefield, and several interactive experiences like the USS Tang Submarine Experience.