Welcome to New Orleans
The vibrant city of New Orleans is located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of Louisiana. Whether you call it the Crescent City, the Big Easy, or NOLA, you are surely in the right place to experience excellent Creole cuisine, watch street performers at Jackson Square, or take an iconic Steamboat tour on the Mississippi.
New Orleans has many visitor attractions such as the historic French Quarter, countless boutique stores and antique shops. NOLA is world famous for its vibrant music scene, incredible restaurants, and cafes (beignets are a must). Probably one of their most popular festivals is Mardi Gras, which is celebrated for two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday until the day before Ash Wednesday. There are many parades each day during this time, with the most popular and largest one taking place the last five days of the Mardi Gras season.
The cityscape is world-famous for its abundance of architectural styles. The historic architecture reflects NOLA’s multicultural heritage. The French Quarter is lined with Creole cottages and townhouses. The shotgun house and bungalow style buildings are found in the city, too.
The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical, and the city is ranked as the American city with the highest relative humidity. Winters are usually short and mild, whereas summers are hot and humid.
New Orleans is a crucial transportation hub and operates one of the world’s largest and busiest ports. It is also growing into a technology hub and is a center for higher learning.