8 Insider Tips to Experience the Real City - New Orleans


Welcome to the Big Easy, a city full of charm, flavor, and fun. Whether you’re here for Mardi Gras or just a weekend getaway, you’ll want to know the best ways to explore New Orleans like a local.

Skip the rental car and walk or take the streetcar.


Get out of the French Quarter and visit other neighborhoods. 


Eat everything


Listen to live music everywhere


Visit a plantation and learn about the history of slavery and resistance


Tip the street performers and artists


Watch a live performance at one of the theaters or clubs.


Check out the public art and murals


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