City Guide New Orleans, USA

Visiting New Orleans

It is often said that New Orleans is like no other city in the US and the second you arrive you’ll see what they mean. It is literally heaving with activity all year round and the fascinating mix of culture which exists there greatly adds to the colour and atmosphere of this remarkable location.

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New Orleans City Reviews

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    One of my favourite Cities in the US

    I fell in love with this City and its vibe. It is so pretty and so much is going on every day! Great live music, nice people, not too big.

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    Jazz Fest Please

    I came to New Orleans for the jazz but it has so much more to offer if you do a bit of research. I did a sugar plantation and swamp tour combo which was slightly pricey but most of that is down to the fact that you have to get a tourist bus out there and that's the only way to do it (unless you have a car). If you like drinking heavily head on down to Bourbon Street but if you came for the jazz, hit up Frenchman Street and Preservation Hall (just off Bourbon St.). Such a lively city!!

    Insider Tip:There is actually a load of free stuff to do as well if you log onto 'free stuff to do in New Orleans' on facebook.

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    a splash of LIVE Jazz like i've never experienced..

    New orleans was a great place to visit as it being my first excursion there. I fell in love with the multiple street performers in the French Quarter. Po'boys were so dang tasty, & all other seafood specialties. Lots of incredibly scenic spots to come across.

    Insider Tip:Take a stroll thru neighborhoods. I went to the Bayou-Boogaloo & to take a break from the festival wandered thru the surrounding neighborhoods & seeing such history was beautiful. Porch city over there, i could only dream of having a porch for every room in the house, upstairs or downstairs any everywhere in between..

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    Had an absolute blast!

    New Orleans is a very beautiful city full of wonderful people. I walked around pretty much all day every day for five days straight and found something new to do every day. There is always something to do or something to see if you're the type to just want to discover new things. I walked around Bourbon and the French Quarter, made it to the Garden District, zoo, aquarium, right by the river, and so many more places. This city just has an amazing energy that you can feel.

    Insider Tip:Take public transportation and walk around, it's more cost effective than taxis, hop on/hop off tour buses or driving. There are daily unlimited passes that are cheap, or you can get a 3 day, 5 day, or 31 day Jazzy Pass. Totally worth it.

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    best atmosphere i´ve seen among people in the USA

    city full of energy, everyone try to help you, easy access to the main attractions , the food , i just love it everything there, can´t wait to go back

    Insider Tip:the war museum, book a day there at least !!!

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