From live music and legendary cuisine to fine art and the raucous traditions of Mardi Gras, New Orleans holds something for everyone.
With some of the best live venues in the country, music fans will always find something to please them in New Orleans. Stroll to Frenchmen Street in the French Quarter which is home to a two block long stretch of clubs, hosting some of the area’s finest talent.
The New Orleans Museum of Art houses a world-class collection of American and European art works as well as extensive examples of Native American art. For a unique flavor of the local area be sure to visit The Historic New Orleans Collection which is dedicated to preserving aspects of local culture throughout the illustrious history of the city.
It is difficult to talk about New Orleans without mentioning the event with which it is synonymous, The New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival. Celebrated in either February or March every year, the city-wide celebrations are focused around the French Quarter. Join the thousands of revelers thronging the pavement along Canal Street and witness the breathtaking spectacle of the brightly colored parade floats.
Live Music Venues on Frenchmen Street
New Orleans Museum of Art: A leading collection of fine art from across the world.
Historic New Orleans Collection: Museum and research center preserving aspects of the area's culture.
Mardi Gras Carnival: The city-wide celebration to mark the start of Lent culminates in the traditional Carnival on Fat Tuesday.