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New Orleans is a city in Louisiana on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico.
New Orleans is one of America's most unique cities, with a vibe you simply won't find anywhere else.
Dubbed the "Big Easy", it's known for its 24-hour nightlife, vibrant live music scene and spicy, unique cuisine.
Known around the world for jazz music, Cajun cuisine and outrageous Mardi Gras celebrations.
New Orleans is a great city for walking, with many of the top things to see and do located in or near the French Quarter, but to explore the Garden District, you might want to take a historic streetcar.
Buses are also a great way to get around, especially to visit attractions such as the zoo, which are further away.
The city is a melting pot of cultures with a diversity that is reflected in everything from music and food to language and architecture.
Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famous for raucous parades and street parties.
In addition to the French Quarter, the city has many picturesque areas worth exploring, from the trendy Warehouse District to the elegant Garden District.
The typical cuisine reflects its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
Most of the action for tourists revolves around the French Quarter, with the infamous Bourbon Street in the heart of the district.
Along the Mississippi River, which borders the French Quarter to the south, there are horse-drawn carriages waiting to take visitors on a ride, Steamboat Natchez is moored along the coast, and tourists line up to buy beignets.
The World War II National Museum is a remarkable museum with engaging exhibits and documentary fragments that tell the story of World War II as it was fought in Europe and the Pacific.
The museum is divided into three sections, with a section dedicated to the war in the Pacific, another dedicated to the war in Europe, and a third building that houses WWII aircraft.
A film titled Beyond All Boundaries , produced and narrated by Tom Hanks, is shown in the 4D Theatre, with chairs that resonate as tanks pass across the screen and stage props that turn the film into a full sensory experience.
Preservation Hall is an old, modest building that has long been a New Orleans institution known for jazz music.
The historic hall still features traditional jazz by local artists.
Read about New Orleans in Wikipedia