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NEW ORLEANS OVERVIEW

New Orleans is a captivating city with an undeniable allure. It is rich in history and culture, renowned for its culinary and musical achievements, revered for its distinctive architecture and celebrated for its revelry.

By day, you can relive the history of its rich European heritage by exploring the heart and soul of the city in the famous French Quarter. Block after block of cast iron balconies, music clubs, antique galleries and eclectic boutiques make this the city’s most visited area.

Just a few miles away, venture into what was once known as the “American sector,” the Garden District, and stroll through the streets lined with gracious mansions and elegant gardens. Visit the Lafayette Cemetery, the haunting grounds of Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat.

Enjoy diverse wildlife in the moss-draped swamps of Louisiana. Take a leisurely cruise through alligator-filled swamps or jet away on an airboat adventure through the marshlands.

Journey to Plantation Country and relax as you sip on mint juleps while strolling under alleys of oaks. Tour magnificent antebellum homes, ripe with family history and stories of days gone by. You may even catch a glimpse of a lonely ghost walking along the Mississippi.

When the sun sinks, the curtain goes up one of the most unforgettable shows in the world . . . New Orleans at dusk. Savor gourmet fare, hear soulful sounds from Grammy winning musicians and dance until dawn since New Orleans is truly a city that never sleeps.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

AREA ATTRACTIONS

AREA SIGHTSEEING

CLIMATE

New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. Temperatures range from the mid 40’s in winter to more than 90’s in the summer. Rainfall is common in New Orleans, with a monthly average of about five inches of precipitation.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High 63 64 72 79 84 90 91 90 88 79 70 64
Low 43 45 52 59 64 72 73 73 70 59 50 45

 

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