New Orleans is a city that retains old vibes and blends them well with an urban atmosphere. It is associated with the massive festival of Mardi Gras. Tourists from around the globe come to this city to have a look at the festivities.

The central Business District is the economic center. Here you can see sky piercing buildings and busy corporate people. Apart from that, there are quirky museums and upscale restaurants. Next to it lies the French Quarter, a tourist favorite. Browse through the antique shops and galleries and stop by for a heartening meal at age-old restaurants.

Downtown, more aptly called Downriver, is a centered music district. The community here is hip, so you can make a friend or two to go to the music clubs. Uptown can be called the master of all. It has zoos (Audubon Zoo), Parks, historic landmarks and upscale restaurants. But above all, it has many shopping joints. From thrift stores to high-end boutiques, you can go on a shopping spree.

The middle of New Orleans has many neighborhoods. Tremè has a French and African population, Mid-City has tons of places to visit, like museums, cemeteries, parks). Central City has a black population, with little to visit. The festive region of the city is in Esplanade Ridge.

Lakeside is the beautiful part of the city. Lake Pontchartrain offers a stunning backdrop for the magnificent Art Deco forts and graceful parks. It remains undiscovered by tourists but has many places to visited. Take a ferry ride to go to the Algiers neighborhood. It has some historical sites worth visiting.

Just take a stroll along the neighborhoods, to gawk at the good-old Victorian buildings in the city. Or take a boat cruise and enjoy a delicious meal while listening to onboard jazz bands. Bet your heart out at the Harrah-Best Casino. Best of all, celebrate Mardi Gras.

December 14, 2016 12:16 pm Published by

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