The catch of New Orleans is its gastronomy. There’s a huge array of fresh seafood which you can enjoy to your heart’s content. New Orleans is a quaint city located uniquely 5 feet below sea level. It offers not only splendid cuisines but drinks and dance to keep you partying while you’re there.
Of course, there are plenty to see while at New Orleans.
The French Quarter
Do not miss out on this old section of the city as it is the original settlement of the Spanish and French who first stepped onto American soil. You may enjoy a spiff of hot etouffee in the air while strolling this quarter.
It is the French Quarter which adds character to New Orleans; there are nightly revelries to keep you awake the entire night. It houses Jackson Square that spawns pristine lawns and beautiful shrubs, with the breath-taking St. Louis Cathedral as its backdrop.
At the quaint café of Monde, you will sniff scents of tasty chicory-laced beignets to whet your appetite. The French Market makes a fascinating stop to take a look at the neighborhood farmer’s produce which boasts of being the nation’s first outdoor produce market.
St. Charles Streetcar
New Orleans’ quaint St. Charles Streetcar is an interesting ride that one must try while in this town. Its 13 mile ride is just 90 minutes to give you a fast and fascinating sight of New Orleans. This Landmark streetcar would travel back and forth on its route with its bench seats switched to the suitable travel direction for a good view.
Faulkner House Books
For the book lovers, a big’thanks’ must go to Joe DeSalvo who opened Faulkner House Books. It’s located inside the French Quarter townhouse that was William Faulkner’s residence while writing Soldier’s Pay, his first publication. There are a huge selection of books for your surfing pleasure like fiction, poetry and biography with a bit of local lore.
Another incredible sight to behold is that the collection of mid-19th century townhouses on Julia Street that takes up 600 blocks although there are only 13 pieces. These are often known as Julia Row; sometimes they are called the Thirteen Sisters. Besides the impressive architecture of these townhouses, it’s its art which makes the larger impact. The’SoHo of the South’ houses hundreds of fine art pieces.
This is actually the’Yankee’ part of New Orleans where there is hardly any French.
This terrific river at New Orleans is famously called the Mighty Mississippi. It is renowned for the transport business at New Orleans with the city being built along its curves. A fun ride on the Mighty Mississippi is a must for visitors.