fbpx

Explore

On the shores of the Mississippi River is New Orleans, the pulsing heart of Louisiana and arguably one of the most fascinating cities in the Gulf Coast region.  Embracing a heady blend of French, American and African cultures, the city inundates the senses – everything is loud, spicy, and flamboyantly colourful, a perception reinforced by its thriving nightlife.  If you’re after a holiday that pairs musical diversity with incredible cuisine and a truly unique local atmosphere, New Orleans is the place for you.

The French Quarter is one of the city’s most interesting areas.  This historic district is, by day, a beautiful area to eat and walk.  With antiquated architecture, brightly-coloured buildings, and plenty of delicious restaurants, it’s a lovely place to explore – first-timers should check out the famous Jackson Square.  At night, however, it transforms into the New Orleans that tourists know and love.  Jazz clubs, cocktail bars and dance pits are filled with an eclectic mix of tourists, party-goers, go-go dancers, drinkers and gamblers, all coming together to produce the city’s famous nightlife.

For those interested in a more refined cultural experience, locations like the Garden District are well worth a look.  Stroll down boulevards shaded by towering oak trees, and admire the area’s historic mansions, many of which have beautifully-maintained gardens.  If you’re there during February, you’ll have the chance to see New Orleans’ biggest festival – Mardi Gras.  Originally a Catholic carnival, it’s now evolved into a seething riot of colour and noise, with local krewes riding massive floats along the parade route.

For family-friendly attractions, try places like Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints and host to regular concerts and events.  If you have young children, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is a great place to spend a day – it offers interactive exhibits, as well as fun activities perfect for keeping the little ones entertained.

 

Attractions

MY ASSISTANT

TRAVEL CLUB HOT DEALS

Card image cap
28Days
2022 Australia Circumnavigation Cruise

From AU$5,799*
per person, twin share

Card image cap
52Days
2023 Princess Cruises World Cruise Sector: Sydney to London

From AU$13,289*
per person, twin share

Card image cap
14Days
Kimberley Coast Small Ship Cruise from Broome to Darwin

From AU$12,990*
per person, twin share

Card image cap
6Days
Lady Elliott Island
Manta Migration

From AU$1,169*
per person, twin share

Card image cap
11Days
Circle Tasmania Self-Drive Discovery

From AU$1,879* + 225 credits*
per person, twin share

Card image cap
4Days
2021 Ghan Expedition
Exclusive Travel Club Departure

From AU$3,159*
per person, twin share

Gallery

WEATHER

Mar 08,2021 Monday
19
New Orleans - Avenue Plaza, Louisiana