New Orleans is known around the world for its unique music, Creole food, dialects, and annual celebrations and festivals, including Mardi Gras. The French Quarter noted for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and pulsating nightlife around Bourbon Street is the city’s historic center.
With Bourbon Street’s abundance of live-music clubs of practically every style, the main attractions are nightlife and rolling good times. For those who enjoy strolling, tours of the French Quarter or the Garden District will easily occupy a day, while amateur historians will enjoy Chalmette Battlefield and the National WWII Museum. Explore one of the city’s famed cemeteries, join up for a plantation tour, or pay a visit to the Backstreet Cultural Museum for a unique look at the Crescent City’s culture. When it comes to souvenir buying, the Garden District’s antique businesses along Magazine Street are a must-see.
From February to May, when the weather is pleasant and the celebrations are in full swing, is the greatest time to visit New Orleans. If you don’t want to be bothered by the craziness of Mardi Gras, visit in December or January, when the city is quiet and you won’t have to worry about making hotel bookings a year in advance. Travel in the summer or fall to save money on hotel rooms. Just keep in mind that these months are infamous for their oppressive heat and humidity, as well as the potential of storms.
Walking and taking public transportation are the best methods to get around New Orleans. The city’s neighbourhoods are small and tight, making them ideal for sight-seeing strolls. Take one of the iconic streetcars if you don’t feel like walking. Cycling is another alternative. It’s simple to go around on a bike in New Orleans since it’s flat. A bike can be rented from a variety of companies. The Airport Shuttle costs $24 one-way or $44 round-trip to get into the city from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is located about 15 miles west of downtown New Orleans. The shuttle serves the French Quarter, as well as the downtown and uptown regions.Uber and Lyft are also widely available.