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New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans
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

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.

Mardi Gras
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
— Halloween 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.

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Hurricane Katrina

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.


Mardi Gras Mask and Colored Beads, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras, New Orleans

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