What to do in New Orleans, LA

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Known for coming alive during Mardi Gras, the Big Easy actually has far more to offer than colorful beads and lots of partying. Things to do in New Orleans include enjoying live jazz music, going on paddlewheel river steamboat tours, walking through sculpture gardens, and eating lots of local Creole and Cajun cuisine. There is a great deal of history in this southern city, a fact that will appease both history buffs and patriotic travelers alike. And you will never have a shortage of haunted attractions in New Orleans, where both the historical significance and strong spiritual vibe of the city and Louisiana lend themselves to lots of ghostly stories.

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Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum - Bring the whole family and embark on a fascinating adventure through history with one another.

The New Orleans Artworks at the New Orleans GlassWorks & Printmaking Studio - Satiate your hunger for arts and culture here and witness creativity and talent at work.

John P Lyons Memorial Center - Plenty of excitement is in store for you at this great place.

Spanish Plaza - If you're an admirer of modern-style architecture, add this landmark to your schedule.

Spring Fiesta Historic House - If you'd like to explore the history of the area through its landmarks, include this one on your sightseeing schedule.

Lafayette Square - This is a bustling area where you can soak up the vibe and appreciate local life.

McDonogh Monument - If you'd love to explore a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, start here.

Immaculate Conception Church - No matter your religious leanings, this site will inspire a sense of reverence.

New Orleans Musical Legends Park - Grab your picnic blanket, pack some food and find a shady area to relish nature.

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A trip to NOLA has made its way onto more than one bucket list, appealing to night owls, families, and foodies alike. Whether you want to take a walk though streets and attractions steeped in rich tales or sit down at a new trendy restaurant, New Orleans is ready to welcome you with open arms on you