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Minneapolis St Paul International (MSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the upper Midwest region of the US, and is reachable via highways 5, 52, 77 and Interstate 494. Flights usually last for three to five hours to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), and upon arrival in New Orleans, you will be between Highway 61 and Interstate 10 for convenient transportation.
The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League play their home games here, in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The city is famed for its French Quarter; a district where jazz has its roots, and is now a bustling haven for tourists, with live street performers, cafes and shops. Jackson Square is the main square in the city's old section, where an equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson is prominently displayed, and a promenade along the Mississippi River provides the backdrop to other features like the St. Louis Cathedral.
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve contains six separate park areas, including an enormous swamp preserve, and a landmark where Americans won a decisive battle against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
The summer months in New Orleans are both the wettest and hottest, as well as being the most humid. Winter months rarely dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and the spring and fall seasons are generally warm without the high humidity of summer.