If you have ever dreamed about visiting New Orleans, there is no better time than now. This city is famous for its southern hospitality, Bourbon Street’s notorious nightlife, the world-renowned French Quarter, and Magazine Street with its many boutiques and antique shops. There is no doubt why it is one of the top ten most visited cities in the United States.
New Orleans is also the home to many celebrations. Carnival, also referred to as Mardi Gras, is the most famous and popular one. It is a series of parties and events that culminates in a huge day of festivities that is held annually on the last Tuesday before the Catholic season of Lent commences. Fat Tuesday, as they call it, is world-renowned for its extravagance, and it is the largest celebration of its kind in the United States.
Upon visiting New Orleans, you should be sure to experience is the Natchez Steamboat. It is one of the best ways to experience the city from the banks of the Mississippi River. This very luxurious steam boat with three decks and several restaurants offers one and two-day guided cruises.
New Orleans is also world-famous for its food, and one of its most popular specialties is beignets, which are square-shaped fried pastries that could be called “French doughnuts”. They are served with a coffee and chicory blended drink. Creole cooking is also popular and offers a unique blend of flavors that reflects the French and African-infused influences of the city.
If you plan to pamper yourself while in New Orleans, make the Ritz-Carton New Orleans your home base of choice. It is a 14-story hotel that is adjacent to French Quarter’s Canal Street and just a block from Buorbon Street. It is a luxurious property with rooms and suites that are filled with all of the amenities you would expect. It also offers a full-service spa and a gym. The hotel is elegant and the staffs are warm and courteous, making every guest feel like royalty. M Bistro, its signature restaurant, features local specialties and has a full service bistro that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea. Life jazz and cocktails can be found in the Davenport Lounge.
Start planning your vacation ahead to ensure you experience the rich culture of New Orleans in its entirety. It is a unique place unlike any other and is sure to go down as one of your favorite destinations once you visit.
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