New Orleans, known for it’s French Quarter, it’s multilingual culture, it’s cuisine, music and Mardi Gras, is one of the most visited cities in the US. The birthplace of Jazz is located in southeastern Louisiana.
Here are some must do’s from Teddy: While you’re in New Orleans you should visit the French Quarter, enjoy the strange and wicked nightlife at Bourbon Street, go shopping at Magazine Street, try a Po’boy (although Teddy wouldn’t order it a second time), promenade along Canal Street, take pictures of the St. Louis Cathedral, drink coffee at Café du Monde in the French Market, enjoy live Jazz at the Spotted Cat Music Club and try to book your stay during Mardi Gras.Mardi Gras, also called Fat Tuesday, draws thousands of tourists to NOLA every year. It’s a carnival with colorful masks, make-up and parades, great music and a lot of excitement. It takes place at Bourbon Street annually. Here are the next Mardi Gras dates: 17.02.2015, 09.02.2016, 28.02.2017, 13.02.2018, 05.03.2019, 25.02.2020, 16.02.2021
For all the Americans who aren’t allowed to drink openly, this is another incentive for you to travel to New Orleans: Here it is allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages on the street. But when you reach Bourbon Street – you’ll see. Bourbon Street starts at Canal Street and leads to Esplanade Avenue. The street definetely comes alive at night, maybe only at night. But please note: It’s not really a place to hang out with your children because there are countless strip clubs and drunk people. To be honest, strip clubs and drunk people are the only “attractions” you’ll find at this street. If you want to get drunk without spending a lot of money – drink a hand grenade drink at the Tropical Isle. Teddy’s advice: 2 hand grenade drinks are enough.
Overall, probably the best thing for you to do in The Big Easy is finding yourself a great Jazz Club. Teddy highly recommends the Frenchmen Street, where the locals hang out. There are some of the most popular live music bars of the city. The Spotted Cat and the Snug Harbor are just two examples. But when you arrive at Frenchmen Street, just follow the sound of your preferred music.