New Orleans – a Popular Landmark and Tourist Highlight

New Orleans Street Cars - Photo by Xzelenz Media

Popular Landmark and Tourist Highlight

New Orleans, is one of the most popular landmarks and tourist highlights in United States. It is an unforgettably breathtaking and richly cultured Southern gem tucked away at the tip of Louisiana. Heavily shaped by French influences still today, New Orleans bar, jazz, and cuisine scene is one of the most unique in all of America.

We have included several new questions about New Orleans, its food, and its music in our fun trivia quizzes.

If you are thinking of taking on this one of a kind (and rumored haunted) Southern city, here are five things we recommend you do or see while you are there.

Frenchman Street - Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans

1. Frenchmen Street

When in New Orleans, it’s impossible to go an hour without absorbing the old world French influences evident throughout the city. Embrace its heritage and stroll down Frenchmen Street for a full immersion in French shopping, ambience, and of course, food.
New Orleans City Park

If you’re looking for a restful destination in the middle of your city travels, head on over to the New Orleans City Park. The classic bridge architecture and billow tree coverage makes the park an irresistibly beautiful and romantic destination. Louisiana can get incredibly hot, so plan for some coverage from the sun a couple times a day.

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden - Photo by Xzelenz Media

George Segal - Three Figures and four benches - Photo by Xzelenz Media

2. New Orleans City Park

If you are interest in art, you shouldn’t miss New Orleans City Park and Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The garden is open seven days a week and free!

(Except for the park, do you know what Sydney and Walda Besthoff are famous for?)

The New Orleans Museum of Art is also located within the park. It is considered one of the finest art museums in the South and worth a visit..

New Orleans Street Cars - Photo by Xzelenz Media

3. RTA Streetcars

You haven’t experienced old-fashioned public transportation until you take a ride on the New Orleans Streetcars. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you to different sights, smells, and music on the way to your next stop. Their old school build and design makes you feel like you’re traveling back in time to when jazz was blossoming out of the Southern.

Ghost on wall - Photo by Xzelenz Media

4. Ghost & Vampire Tours

New Orleans is renown for its spooky ghost history. Since it’s rumored to be haunted by ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners, it’s worth going on a Ghost or Vampire Tour while in town. If you’re looking to travel this fall, there are voodoo festivals, events, and viewings to celebrate Halloween.

Susan Cowsill - Photo by Xzelenz Media

5. Chickie Wah Wah | The Live Music Venue in New Orleans

A big part of New Orleans is the music. If you are looking for a perfect, intimate space with food, drinks and inspiring music – Chickie Wah Wah is the place. It is located a bit off the beaten path, but still just a streetcar-ride away from the French Quarter. It doesn’t look much from the outside, but this is where many of the locals and musicians hang out. Sit back and let the evening go.

Do you recognize the artist in the photo? She and her siblings had a mega hit on Billboard Hot 100 in the sixties. Read more about her, upcoming concerts and her current “Covered in Vinyl Series”: News!

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