Travel — Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
— Home to Mardi Gras!
— The Big Easy
New Orleans is also referred to as the "Big Easy" — where everything
is slower, simpler and easy-going. Famous for its French Quarter, Jazz musicians, music clubs, Cajun
and Creole cuisine, history, culture and art, New Orleans is a magnet
for music and food-lovers from around the world — it's a feast
for the senses... and one of our favorite U.S. cities.
The Best Time to Visit
New Orleans has a subtropical climate, so its weather can be unpredictable. Spring and Fall are the best times to visit — temperatures
are in the 70’s and 80’s. Winter months are mild and Summer months
bring high humidity and daily rain showers. Hurricane season on the Gulf Coast
runs from June to October.
2011 marked the 155th Anniversary of
Mardi Gras revelry in the Big Easy. Held annually in New Orleans' French Quarter, Mardi
Gras is "One
Big Party" of parades, masquerade balls and festive street celebrations.
Mini Mardi Gras
in New Orleans
If the insanity of Mardi Gras is a little overwhelming, yet you'd like to
experience the full "party" atmosphere of New Orleans, plan
a visit during Halloween.
The French Quarter is filled with costumed revelers — it's
a great place to party and people-watch.
Don't miss a College or Professional sports Game while visiting New Orleans.
More New Orleans Sports Info
New Orleans Saints — Super Bowl 2010 Champs!
Hurricane Katrina forever left its mark on New Orleans, but the
spirit of this vibrant city lives on. The French Quarter — the
historic heart of New Orleans — suffered
wind and rain damage, but no significant flooding.