Located on the banks of Mississippi River, New Orleans is Louisiana city which is located near the Gulf of Mexico. The city is a fine mix of picturesque landscapes, historical architecture, food and music which attracts every year lots of tourists. The city is well known across the world for jazz music, Cajun cuisine, and outrageous Mardi Gras celebrations. The city is nicknamed as the” Big Easy”. Here is numerous visiting place in New Orleans. The city provides various options for shopping also. You can check out the antique stores along Magazine Street in the Garden street. If you are also looking for an adventurous trip consider New Orleans.
The French Quarter
The French Quarter is the most visited tourist place in the city. Set along a bend of the Mississippi River, the key attraction of the place is its architecture. It is also famous as a fine place of dining and entertainment area. Some buildings are of 300 years old inspired by France with red-tiled roofs, wrought iron balconies, and courtyards. You will find here various hotels, restaurants, galleries, and a profusion of jazz spots. It is located on the famous Bourbon Street.
The National WWII Museum
The museum with its engaging exhibits and documentary snippets reveals the history of WWII which was fought in Europe and in the Pacific. This also an interesting tourist destination indeed. Divided into three sections, the first section of the museum is devoted to the war in the Pacific, the second section dedicated to the war in Europe and the third section houses WWII aircraft.
The Garden District
It is a prosperous residential area which holds some of the lovely mansions, lush gardens, and splendid trees. You will get here guide facilities who will guide you to take a tour of the magnificent places of the district. The best is you take a tour by walking and capturing the beauty. In the First Street, Camp Street, and Prytania Street there are largely 19th-century houses covering a huge area. The area is also the home of some of the celebrities. The area is so tranquil that you will love to visit for sure.
St Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral is situated on the north side of Jackson Square which is a famous landmark of New Orleans. Built in 1794, is famous as the oldest cathedral of the United States. In 1987 the cathedral was visited by Pope John Paul. This place also should be on your list.
Sprawling over 1300 acres of area, the City Park of New Orleans has numerous attractions. The area includes the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden. There is also the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, Storyland, and the newly added City Splash water park which makes it a perfect place to visit with your kids and families. Here you will find some largest and oldest oak trees that are almost 800 years old. Want to know more about the attraction of the city? Visit the city and explore it more.