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New Orleans is a major port and the largest city and metropolitan area in
the state of Louisiana in the US. Famous for its colonial French and
Spanish Creole architecture, the city attracts thousands of visitors for
its cross-cultural music, multilingual heritage and eclectic cuisines. New
Orleans is also famous for the celebration of its French festival called
Mardi Gras. It is the birthplace of Jazz music and some major subgenres of
Rhythm and Blues were also devised here. You should visit here to get a
feel of Mardi Gras and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, two of the
most iconic festivals that the city celebrates very year.
Things to do in New Orleans
The most popular festival of the French community in New Orleans, Mardi
Gras is the number one festival in terms of pomp and show in the entire
Southern Louisiana. The festival turns the city into a complete madhouse
for about two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash
Wednesday. It is hallmarked by one parade and masquerade balls in its last
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (or Jazz Fest)
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the most popular
celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. It is
celebrated in the last weekend of April and first weekend of May ever since
1970. This festival is powered by musical performances by several
internationally and nationally famous pop stars and local music artists.
National WWII Museum (formerly known as the D-Day Museum)
The National WWII Museum is a military history museum in New Orleans. It is
the go to point in the city to unfurl the story of the Second World War
from an American viewpoint and the way that the country had contributed to
ensure a result in the favor of the Allied Powers. A star highlight here is
a Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel that was used to overcome Hitler’s last
line of defense at Normandy in 1944.
Best Time to Visit New Orleans
Warm season, the months from February to May are the best to book your
flights from Minneapolis to New Orleans. It is the season when you can have
a great time enjoying the city’s Spanish architectural marvels. Book your
flights from MSP to MSY during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like
Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival and New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. It is advised to book
New Orleans flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.