Historic New Orleans

New Orleans (/nuː ˈɔːrlɪnz/, /nuː ˈɔːrliənz/, /nuː ɔːrˈliːnz/, or /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.  The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.  The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502.

The city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.  New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras, dating to French colonial times. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” in the United States.

New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The city and Orleans Parish (French: paroisse d’Orléans) are coterminous.  The city and parish are bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany to the north, St. Bernard to the east, Plaquemines to the south, and Jefferson to the south and west.  Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east.

Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. It now ranks third in population, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish, and East Baton Rouge Parish.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans)


Music

Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, French Quarter Festival, Essence Festival, Tipitina’s, Preservation Jazz Hall…


Arts

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Arts District, Whitney White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night, Art for Art’s Sake, Julia Street Galleries, Magazine Street Galleries, Art Egg Studio…


Theater

Le Petite Theatre du Vieux Carre, Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, Southern Reperatory Theater, Le Chat Noire…


Outdoor Activities

Hunting, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Bike Riding, Boating, Crawfish Boils…


Dining

Emeril’s, Commander’s Palace, Delmonico’s, Galatoire’s, Juan’s Flying Burrito, Acme Oyster House, Maspero’s, Crescent City Brewhouse, The Bulldog, Mona’s, Russell’s Marina Grill, Mandina’s, Lola’s, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen…


Sports

New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans professional basketball, New Orleans Zephyrs minor league baseball, the Sugar Bowl, Big Easy Roller Girls, PGA golf…


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