New Orleans is a city that ranks among the best in the United States for architectural richness, exquisite cuisine and jazz music. Marvel at the Big Easy’s best attractions – from food establishments to sightseeing ferries – here are the most beautiful places and interesting sights among the Crescent City.
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Music is infused in New Orleans culture. It’s starts in the schools and rests on the neighborhood stoops. Second line parades and brass bands often parade through the streets for weddings and funerals. And of course, Mardi Gras showcases the biggest musical parade in the spring. For nighttime jazz all year round head to the Maple Leaf Bar, the oldest operating bar in NOLA outside the French Quarter. Maple Leaf offers live music every night and the residents, Rebirth Brass Band, raise the roof every Tuesday.
If you’re interested in residential architecture, take a walking tour of the Garden District to better view some of The Crescent City’s most beautiful homes. The historical neighborhood is laced with trees, greenery and vibrant gardens. From St. Charles Avenue to Magazine Street and Jackson Avenue to Louisiana Avenue, the Garden District is easily accessible by the St. Charles Streetcar, another fun activity by itself.