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With more than 300 departure and 300 arrival flights a day, Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) airport is within easy access to major highways I-95, I-75, I-595 and US 1. Flight duration is nearly two hours to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. On arrival, you can travel to downtown New Orleans by taxi, airport shuttle or use the Airport-Downtown Express.
For the thousands of tourists who visit this historic city each year, a stroll down Bourbon Street is the perfect introduction to the city's legendary music scene. If you have a taste for the macabre, a tour of the "Cities of the Dead," home to many famous former inhabitants including voodoo priestesses, pirates and of course local musicians, is a ghostly experience. Completely restored after Hurricane Katrina, Jackson Square is still the heart of New Orleans after 300 years. The city's Garden District highlights the rich architecture of the region. A daytrip outside of the city will bring you to the stately plantations and mysterious swamps of Louisiana.
Participating in the mayhem and revelry of Mardi Gras is undoubtedly a bucket-list must and happens to coincide with the best time to visit New Orleans, February to May. The weather is cool and celebrations abound. For a calmer atmosphere, December and January are your months. Summers are sweltering but accommodations are at their most affordable.