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New Orleans, a major seaport, is the largest city and metropolitan area in
the US state of Louisiana. Intersected by the Mississippi River, the city
is popular for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture,
cross-cultural Cajun cuisines, and annual festivals. New Orleans features a
remarkable music history and is regarded as the birthplace of Jazz music. A
prominent attraction in New Orleans is its French Quarter featuring many
horse-drawn carriages that take the visitors through the city.
Things to do in New Orleans
French Quarter is a riverside city block comprising numerous old and quaint
buildings that date back to 18th century. These old buildings
feature top-class French architecture and baroque arcades, wrought iron
balconies, and red-tiled roofs. The area is also a riverside dining and
The French festival of Mardi Gras is a two-week-long celebration until
Shrove Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). The festival includes
parades, music, dances, tasty foods and other types of entertainment. The
very best of Mardi Gras can be seen at Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
Jackson Square is the main square located at the heart of the French
Quarter. The square is home to trees, tree-lined avenues, and a mid-19th century equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson. Jackson
Square is also known for St. Louis Cathedral boasting a white facade and
cone shaped spires.
Best Time to Visit New Orleans
Best time to book flights from Miami to New Orleans is in the months of
February to May. It is the season when tourists can have a great time
enjoying the city’s Mardi Gras festival. One can book flights from MIA to
MSY during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Tennessee
Williams/Literary Festival, French Quarter Festival and New Orleans Jazz
& Heritage Festival.