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We hope you enjoy our New Orleans City Guide. You will find the best New Orleans Restaurants, New Orleans Steakhouses, Pizza, Seafood, Golf, New Orleans Area Attractions, Nightlife, Tours, Hotels, Sites and more. If you have any suggestions about New Orleans Cajun Restaurants or anything else in the New Orleans Area please give us some feedback. We have created this Top Ten List to provide the 10 Best and most popular categories of things to do and places to eat in the New Orleans Area. We hope this lets you get the most of your time in New Orleans.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana which is considered one of the most unique cities in the United States. The city named after Philippe II, Duke of Orleans and Regent of France is famous for its unique architecture, rich cultural heritage, great music and distinctive cuisine as well as its annual festivals and celebrations of which is best known the Mardi Gras attracting millions of visitors. New Orleans was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but it remains one of the top 10 most visited cities in the United States though some tourists only come to see the hit areas. However, New Orleans was not destroyed nor was destroyed its unique character. The city nicknamed the “Big Easy“ is primarily a destination for adults though it offers plenty family-friendly attractions as well as a perfect getaway for everyone who are interested in history, arts and culture.

The French Quarter also known as Vieux Carre is the most famous and visited attraction in New Orleans. Visitors from all over the world admire the neighborhood's splendid architecture dating back to the 18th and 19th century before the city became a part of the United States though there are also some later buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century. The neighborhood's name suggests that you will be able to see the French colonial architecture most of the buildings date to the period of Spanish rule because the French buildings were mostly destroyed by the Great Fire of New Orleans in 1788 and another fire six years later. Nevertheless, the French Quarter is truly an amazing place which has been fortunately, spared by Hurricane Katrina. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was also declared the National Historic Landmark.

In addition to outstanding architecture, the French Quarter is also famous for the world-renowned Bourbon Street, also known as Rue Bourbon reputed for its bars, restaurants and strip clubs as well as for being one of the sites of the world-renowned New Orleans Mardi Gras. The latter is the most famous festival in New Orleans also called the biggest free party on earth. It starts on Epiphany an ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. If you like jazz music you should plan your trip to the city at the time of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival which is held in the last weekend of April and first weekend in May.

New Orleans is truly a special place which will also delight nature lovers who will enjoy the swamp tours, while history buffs should visit the site of the Battle of New Orleans (1815) in which the American Army led by General Andrew Jackson decisively defeated the British and forced them to withdraw from Louisiana. The battlefield and the adjacent Chalmette National Cemetery are located within the Chalmette National Historic Park which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors interested in arts will like the New Orleans Museum of Art with an impressive collection of artworks. It is located within the City Park which is famous for the largest collection of mature live oak trees in the world.

We will continue to update this site and add the best, top, and most popular restaurants, steakhouses, things to do, seafood, and travel links to the list in the New Orleans area. If you know of a popular cajun restaurant, steakhouse, resort, tourist attraction, hotel, resort, spa, pizza joint, nightclub or pub. Please let us know and we will add all the best ones, so everyone in New Orleans can dine in style.

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