Must-sees in New Orleans
New Orleans is one of America's most vibrant cities, where cultures and history converge to create an unforgettable experience. There's so much to do in New Orleans that it can be difficult to narrow it down, particularly if you have never been there before. However, some attractions stand out as must-sees while you are in town. Here's what you shouldn't leave New Orleans without seeing.
The entirety of the French Quarter is remarkable, but Jackson Square should be your starting point when taking in this beautiful neighborhood. It's in the center of several notable historic buildings, and you'll find local artists working there during the day. It also has historical significance, as it's the site where the Louisiana Purchase happened, making NOLA officially US territory.
You shouldn't leave New Orleans without doing some shopping, and Magazine Street is one of the best places to do it. Magazine Street is home to boutiques, art galleries, local restaurants, and outdoor markets, so no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it - and you might even find things you didn't know you needed.
Tour a Cemetery
New Orleans is known for having some of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, and many of them have rich, spooky histories as well. Take a cemetery tour to learn the dark secrets of the city and experience some beautiful architecture in the meantime.
Take the Streetcar Through The Garden District
The Garden District is home to some of New Orleans' oldest and most beautiful homes, and you'll find architecture here that you can't see anywhere else in the world. You can also take the streetcar here, and it's one of the oldest consistently running streetcars in the world.
Live Jazz at Preservation Hall
Jazz is integral to the culture of New Orleans, and you'll notice it everywhere, even as you're strolling around town in the morning. However, you should make sure that at least one night in New Orleans is dedicated to seeing live jazz music. One of the best places to take it in is at Preservation Hall, a venue dedicated to the jazz tradition.