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Nicknamed the ‘Big Easy,’ New Orleans is known for its vibrant live-music scene, round-the-clock nightlife, and spicy, diverse cuisine reflecting its rich history as a melting pot of African, American and French cultures. Embracing the city’s festive spirit is the Mardi Gras, the world-renowned carnival famous for its rambunctious street parties and costumed parades.
The city is packed with attractions, activities and fun things to see and do. New Orleans is the ‘Festival Capital of the World’ and hosts dozens of festivals that celebrate the city’s rich heritage of food, music, and culture, including the world-renowned Mardi Gras, the French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Cultural attractions in the city include The Presbytere, St.Louis Cathedral, the Old Ursuline Convent, The Historic New Orleans Collection, St. Louis Cemetary, Cabildo, and the National WWII Museum. Family-friendly activities include the Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Zoo, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Story Land at New Orleans City Park, the Audubon Insectarium, and Mardi Gras World, while art-lovers will delight in the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center.
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