Known worldwide as the 'Big Easy', New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the most colorful and cultured parts of the United States. Take patriotic pride in the National World War II Museum, boogie down at the The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, or take one of the many historical and cultural tours designed to get your better acquainted with this unique and storied city. Situated right on the Mississippi river, New Orleans is also home to some of the only working steam powered riverboats left in the world.
The historical French Quarter is famous the world over for good food and great music in the world class restaurants and darkened jazz clubs of this centuries old district. A popular place to stay for many visitors, the French Quarter is also a cultural hub for many of the city's events and attractions, including the famous avenue, Bourbon Street. The area is served by Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), and it's easy to get around the city via NORTA's historic streetcars.
Although New Orleans notoriously experiences a dramatic hurricane season, most years see mild winter weather and hot humid summers that promote a healthy and happy nightlife. The city is well-known for its huge number of jazz clubs and other nightlife hot spots, as well as its signature city brand of fusion cuisine that combines many different cultural influences for delicious results.