You can find a little bit of everything to add to your New Orleans travel guide. New Orleans, aka “the big easy” is a dynamic city made up of a variety of different cultures, rich history, and delicious food.
Here you’ll find the top 3 must-do’s when visiting New Orleans, Louisiana. And if you’re thinking of planning a trip to New Orleans, but don’t actually want to plan, check out my New Orleans travel guide.
Top 3 When You Visit New Orleans, Louisiana
»EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CITY: One of the top things New Orleans is known for is its fusion of different flavors from all cultures. Be sure to add these items to your list of things to try:
- Beignets (try Café Du Monde, SO delicious – cash only!)
- Creole and/or Cajun gumbo (try Gumbo Shop)
- Po’boy (try Parkway Bakery & Tavern)
- Jambalaya (try Royal House)
»EXPERIENCE THE JAZZ SCENE: Aside from eating your way through the city, experiencing the Jazz scene is another must do while you’re in New Orleans.
- See a Jazz Show at Preservation Hall
- Go to a Jazz Brunch @ Commander’s Palace (reservations required)
- Attend the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April/May)
- Visit the New Orleans Jazz Museum
»IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE HISTORY: New Orleans is filled with a lot of “the oldest” things in America. It’s a city rich in history and culture. Whether you’re a history buff or not, experiencing these historical places will allow you to make the most of your trip to New Orleans.
*Bonus: It’s no secret that New Orleans is most famous for its Mardi Gras celebration. If you’re looking to cross something off your USA travel bucket list, Mardi Gras is a must.
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»Where to stay
»How to get around
»Top things to do (35+ items)
»Top places to eat & drink (40+ items)
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