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New Orleans is the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana and a major port in the US. It first appeared on the world map after a gruesome battle between the American and colonial British forces (called the Battle of New Orleans) during the War of 1812. New Orleans has a pronounced accent of French and Spanish Creole art, architecture, and culture. It is also famous as the birthplace of Jazz music. Those interested in knowing about its wild side can come here to attend the French heartthrob, the annual celebrations of Mardi Gras festival every March.
Things to do in New Orleans
Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans
The French festival of Mardi Gras is two-week-long celebration held every year in March in New Orleans. It runs two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and is marked by a musical major parade every day and is often powered by often masquerade balls.
The Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is the place where the city of Louisiana was acceded to and annexed with the rest of the United States after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 AD. the Jackson Square is dotted with three colonial-era buildings.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (or Jazz Fest)
The Jazz Fest is a popular music event celebrated between the last weekend of April and first weekend of May in New Orleans. You should visit here to attend soulful performances by many noted music artists who show their genius across many different music genres.
Best Time to Visit New Orleans
Warm season (the months from February to May) are the best to book your flights from Washington DC 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 WAS 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.