The French Quarter is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the US and dates back to the 1700s. Wandering through it is like being transported back into a different time + place.
One of the most iconic places in the city, Jackson Square is also home to the oldest cathedral in North America.
Bourbon Street is famous for its debauchery, and is a bit of madness - but something everyone needs to experience once in their lives.
The Garden District is home to the city's wealthiest residents. Taking a tour of the homes and mansions in the neighborhood is one of the best things to do in New Orleans.
New Orleans is built on a swamp below sea level, which means that the dead are housed in grand mausoleums instead of buried in the ground. You'll see nothing like the cemeteries here.
Come for the best beignets in the city! One bit of the pillowy, doughy goodness (covered in no less than 1 inch of powdered sugar) and you'll be hooked.
New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, and you'll find it everywhere, from the streets to music clubs. Check out the Spotted Cat for some of the best live jazz!
Taking a cruise down the river on a historic steamboat tour is one of the most relaxing things to do in New Orleans, perfect for when you need a break.