New Orleans

Grab a beignet and a strong coffee—or three—because New Orleans (or NOLA) is known for its non-stop action. 

Start with New Orleans’ French Quarter, a historic neighbourhood bursting with colourful plants and unique architecture, plus heaps of spots to get your jazz fix. Travelling with the fam? The kids will flip if you take them to New Orleans City Park, which has an awesome playground filled with 15 rides. If you want to blend with the locals, cross the Mississippi River to Algiers, a much quieter neighbourhood of NOLA. You’ll find authentic pubs, eateries and entertainment, minus the prices and the hype.

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Frequently Asked Questions about New Orleans

Where is Bourbon Street?

Bourbon Street-also known as Rue Bourbon-is a 13-block stretch of neon madness, containing pubs, eateries, and live music. It's located right in the heart of the French Quarter neighbourhood, running parallel to the Mississippi River (about 4 blocks west from the water in most spots), from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue.

Are there kid-friendly activities in New Orleans?

The kiddos will have plenty to do in NOLA! Let them burn off some energy at New Orleans City Park; they'll love the carousel and playground. The Audubon Insectarium is the largest in the States, and the little ones will go nuts when butterflies land right on their shoulders. If your kids are older, they'll love kayaking on the bayous and getting a unique tour of the city.

Where can I listen to jazz music in New Orleans?

The sweet sound of jazz is everywhere in NOLA, so it's all about the vibe you're seeking. If you like seedier dives, don't miss Thursday night at Vaughan's Lounge in Bywater. If you want to stay on Bourbon Street, check out the jazz and Dixieland tunes at Maison Bourbon Jazz Club. Frenchmen Street boasts Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, where you can feast on Cajun food while listening to the tunes.