is unlike any other city in the U.S.A. It makes for
a fascinating destination because of the diversity and culture that maintains
in this unique city. Many of the intriguing attractions are situated at The French
Quarter. Now, of course we all know the world famous Bourbon Street, this being
the home of Mardi Gras. Another one of the mind blowing attractions is the extraordinary
St. Louis Cathedral. If nothing else, these attractions will lure one in and ensure
to give exciting and everlasting memories.
New Orleans has a mirage of fun for everyone. Within your reach is many beautiful
beaches, water ways, seascapes and a breathtaking view of this unique city.
Perhaps the most exciting time is the nightlife New Orleans possess, whether
young or old, this city will have you smiling. If you are looking for plenty
to eat and many different attractions, nightclubs and festivals, New Orleans
is your oyster. New Orleans is known for its amazing parties and friendly atmosphere,
this we have all seen from the live broadcasts on the television when Mardi
Gras rolls around once a year. Fine dining, dolphin watching, beaches, museums,
and river cruises galore are just a few tastes of what kind of fun awaits you
in New Orleans. Whether you want to relax or adventure and fun, New Orleans
should be your first destination!
Some attractions to see:
Mardi Gras World
Mardi Gras floats, some accommodating up to 200 riders, take shape here in a
year-around endeavor to build fantasies for dozens of parades leading up to
Fat Tuesday. A film about Mardi Gras, exposure to Mardi Gras props, and opportunity
to try on Mardi Gras costumes are part of the Mardi Gras World experience.
13233 Newton Street. (504) 361-7821
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
In the French Quarter, this museum serves as a secluded archive for display
of paintings, wood carvings, talismans and other “gris-gris” alongside
mysterious mixes like “Get-Together Drops,” “Boss Fix Powder”
and a root extract called “Johnny the Conquerer.” Hanging at the
center is a portrait of priestess Marie Laveau, a mulatto woman reigning over
New Orleans’ voodoo community until her death in 1881.
724 Dumaine Street. (504) 523-7685
Experience the mighty Mississippi aboard an assortment of riverboats with options
including harbor cruises, aquarium/zoo cruises and dinner/jazz cruises. A sampling
includes New Orleans Paddlewheels, (504) 529-4567; Creole Queen Paddlewheeler
(504) 529-4567; and the Natchez Steamboat Dinner Cruise, (504) 586-8777