Visiting New Orleans
New Orleans is filled with a rich and multicultural history that never ceases to leave an everlasting influence upon visitors. While the city is known for its iconic attributes like Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, and Jazz music, there are plenty of other unique activities and sights that make New Orleans “The Big Easy”. Here’s just a few of them that you can explore during your FinNext 2020 trip.
Explore the City
However diverse your interests are, New Orleans has a tour for it. If you’re a history buff check out bus tours around the city that explore popular sites like The French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, and Jackson Square. Culinary whizzes can indulge in spirit or food tours that explore the numerous cultural influences that constitute New Orleans style. Ghost or true crime enthusiasts? There’s a tour for that. Into alligators? Get your reptile fix on a guided swamp tour.
The French Quarter
Stroll through the lovely neighborhood of the French Quarter to experience quintessential New Orleans. Regarded as the Crown Jewel of the city, the French Quarter boasts lively nights on Bourbon Street, old-world architecture, and steam boats chugging along the river.
Ever wondered what all that jazz is about? Music enthusiasts rejoice as you’ll be in the very birthplace of Jazz music. Stop by one of these jazz institutions in the Quarter and catch a show unlike any other– Preservation Hall, Palm Court Jazz Café, and Fritzel’s European Jazz Club.
New Orleans is legendary for its creole offerings so make sure to check out the fifth-generation owned Antoine’s, check out the Gumbo at Galatoire’s, or for some jazz with your meal Arnaud’s is the place to be.
If you’re in the market for something on the go indulge in a NOLA classic: the Po' boy. For a classic take verti Marte is a go to and if you’re feeling like putting a new spin on it, try Killer PoBoys where you can try a glazed pork belly or smoked salmon po’boy.
Café Du Monde
You can’t visit New Orleans with stopping by this institution that’s been open since 1862. Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, Café du Monde’s menu is simple but the offerings are delicious. Best known for their beignets, these pillows of fried dough are also served hot and covered in powered sugar. If you’re feeling a little bold give their coffee a try. This dark-roasted coffee comes with chicory, which is the root of the endive plant and is said to add body and flavor to the brew, and can be ordered black or Au Lait (with milk).