The catch of New Orleans is its gastronomy. There’s a huge variety of fresh seafood that you may enjoy to your heart’s content. New Orleans is a quaint city situated distinctively 5 feet below sea level. It offers not only splendid cuisines but drinks and dance to keep you partying while you are there.
Needless to say, there are plenty to see while in New Orleans.
The French Quarter
Do not miss out on this old section of the city because it is the original settlement of the Spanish and French who first stepped onto American soil. You will enjoy a spiff of hot etouffee from the air while strolling this quarter.
It is the French Quarter that adds essence to New Orleans; there are nightly revelries to help keep you awake the whole night. It houses Jackson Square that spawns pristine lawns and attractive shrubs, with the breath-taking St. Louis Cathedral as its background.
At the quaint café of Monde, you may sniff scents of tasty chicory-laced beignets to whet your appetite. The French Market makes an interesting stop to check out the community farmer’s produce that boasts of being the country’s first outdoor produce market.
For the shopaholic, nothing can drag you away from Royal Street that provides a vast assortment of products but it would be the antiques and art pieces that will steal your heart; and if not alert, your wallet too.
St. Charles Streetcar
New Orleans’ quaint St. Charles Streetcar is an interesting ride that one has to try while in this town. It’s considered a national historic piece that runs from Canal Street clanging its way through Garden District before departure on Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park, and beautiful wraparound porch mansions before quitting at Palmer Park. Its 13 mile ride is barely 90 minutes to give you a quick and fascinating sight of New Orleans. This Landmark streetcar will travel back and forth on its route with its seat seats switched to the appropriate 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 is situated inside the French Quarter townhouse that was William Faulkner’s residence while composing Soldier’s Pay, his first publication. There are a wide selection of books for your surfing pleasure like fiction, poetry and biography with a bit of local lore.
Mid-19th century townhouses on Julia Street
Another incredible sight to behold is 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. Aside from the impressive architecture of these townhouses, it is its art that makes the larger impact.
This is actually the’Yankee’ section of New Orleans where there is hardly any French. The residents enjoy vast spacious gardens of magnolia, live oak and palms.
This great river in New Orleans is famously called the Mighty Mississippi. It is renowned for the shipping industry at New Orleans with the city being constructed along its curves. An enjoyable ride on the Mighty Mississippi is a must for visitors.