The world renowned French Quarter offers so many things to see, do, and taste. This colorful section of New Orleans is home to the famous Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral; New Orleans African American Museum; Audubon Nature Institute including a butterfly garden and an aquarium; and don’t forget the restaurants and fantastic nightlife. Enjoy the tastes of Cajun, Creole, French, Seafood, and more with many establishments offering outdoor seating as well. Take in the sounds of Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock and so much more. The French Quarter is a definite experience you must add to your itinerary.
Longe Vue House & Gardens is an historic estate featuring a stunning home and spectacular gardens. An interactive garden is also on site for children. Open daily; tours begin at $12/adult and $8/child. There is also a gift shop on site.
New Orleans is home to several celebrity chefs, one of the most popular is Emeril Lagasse. Chef Lagasse has three restaurants in New Orleans: Emeril’s Restaurant, Nola Restaurant, and Emeril’s Delmonico. Another celebrity chef is John Besh. Chef Besh boasts nine restaurants that all specialize in a southern fare. His restaurants include Restaurant August; Besh Steakhouse; Lüke; La Provence; Domenica; Pizza Domenica; Johnny Sanchez; and Borgne.
There are over 200 hotels in New Orleans from which to choose; luxury, romantic, family, budget, and historic. There is a hotel that will fit your requirements.
There is a lot to see and take in when visiting New Orleans; plantation homes and mansions; museums; historical places; scenic views at Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
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