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New Orleans is a significant United States port and the largest city in the
state of Louisiana. One of the unique cities in America in terms of
vibrancy of atmosphere. New Orleans is known among the tourists all over
the world for its Cajun cuisine, jazz music, and joyful celebrations of
Mardi Gras. This city is a melting point of cultures and traditions and
this captivating medley is reflected in its music and food, language, and
architecture. A major portion of the famous tourist attractions of the city
are found in and around its French Quarter.
Things to do in New Orleans
A fun escape from the busy city, Audubon Zoo boasts lush grounds and an
array of domestic and exotic animals. Some of the major animal species
found in the zoo are jaguars, giraffes, orangutans, leopards, rhinos,
elephants, and alligators. In summer, Audubon Zoo offers visitors a chance
to cool off in a refreshing splash park.
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art, located in the south of the City Park, is home
to a first-rate collection of American and French art, and several exhibits
of Japanese and African pieces. An excellent place to visit for art lovers,
New Orleans Museum of Art also displays the temporary exhibitions.
Historic New Orleans Collection
Historic New Orleans Collection is an interesting museum dedicated to
conserve the culture and past of New Orleans. The museum puts on show a
varied collection of more than one million items from over three centuries
across its four display spaces namely the Boyd Cruise gallery, the Williams
gallery, the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries of Louisiana Art, and the
Louisiana History Galleries.
Best Time to Fly to New Orleans
The best time to book flights from Houston to New Orleans is from February
to May when the weather is comfortably cool, and the celebrations of Mardi
Gras are in full swing. If a tourist is not much interested in Mardi Gras
mania, he/she can plan to visit in December or January, when the city is
less crowded. To enjoy huge savings on New Orleans flights, one can travel
in the summer or fall.