Just as Illinois is all about Chicago, so Louisiana is little more than New Orleans. The “Big Easy” is the only destination associated with this state, and rightly so. It has an ambience that is unique and leaves a lasting impression with all visitors.
Of course, the Mardi Gras celebration is famous world-wide, but New Orleans doesn’t disappoint no matter when you visit. Most of the best sights are located in the French Quarter and include St Louis Cathedral which sits prominently on Jackson Square.
The architecture of the French Quarter is distinct, containing many two-storey structures with wrought-iron railings and flowers.
Some favorite activities for tourists include a ride on an authentic Mississippi River Sternwheeler
and a trip through the city’s Garden District on the St Charles Avenue Streetcar.
Of course, any visit to New Orleans should include a healthy dose of Jazz, the classic American music form which had its origins here, and also numerous servings of Cajun and Creole cooking, both local favorites..