New Orleans, Louisiana
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about New Orleans

New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana, is located in the southeast part of the state, between the Mississippi River and Lake Ponchartrain. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.

New Orleans is famous for its French Quarter, with its mixture of French, Spanish, and native architectural styles. The Mardi Gras, a week of carnival held in New Orleans before the beginning of Lent is the most spectacular festival in the U.S. and is a popular tourist attraction.

Coming to New Orleans, you definitely should visit its parks, all great for picnics, crawfish boils, barbeques, and just relaxing in nature. The most popular include City Park, Audubon Park, Louis Armstrong Park, Woldenberg Park and others.

New Orleans is a delicious gumbo of cultures and traditions. A wide range of museums and art galleries transformed the city into a cultural Mecca and the nation's most international city. The most visited are: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans African American Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, The Newcomb Art Gallery and many others.

Many free festivals takes place in the city throughout the year. Check out Satchmo SummerFest, which celebrates the life of New Orleans-born trumpeter Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the French Quarter Festival, the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, and many others.

Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations.