The Jewel of the South, aka New Orleans, is easily one of the America’s most unique travel destinations, filled with plenty of eating and drinking, music and art – where the locals seem to march to their own band. And it’s a fun one!
If you’re planning a trip there, here are our top tips for travel to New Orleans.
You can’t help but get in “holiday mode”. Firstly, the relaxed drinking laws in New Orleans allow you to walk around the streets sipping a cocktail if you want! Secondly, there is Jazz on every corner and the music is bound to put you in the mood to dance, or at least put a jig in your step and have you tapping your feet. Don’t try to fight it. Grab another cocktail and enjoy the ride.
Eat and eat and eat. The local food is a mix of playful and outright delicious, from cheesecake to anything Cajun or chargrilled; beignet pastries and shrimp creole; to alligator burgers and craw fish. Try as much as you can fit in your stomach!
Get a boat! A boat ride along the bayou is truly something else – gator watching and looking for turtles as you cruise through the Barataria Preserve will have you feeling as though you’re in the heart of the wild swamplands you see on Swamp People on TV...
Put your party shoes on! We’re not kidding. In New Orleans there is a festival or parade all year round! Could be a Jazz Fest, might be Mardi Gras – prepare to costume up and have a great time with the locals.
E|Habla Travel have a 6 night journey through the region that provides you with a self-drive opportunity to take in the sights and sounds at your leisure.
And our final tip – don’t go to New Orleans if you don’t want to have fun! You’ll definitely be in the wrong place.
Contact E|Habla Luxury Travel Agency on 1800 990 998 for our self drive North America tours and holiday packages.
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