You’re in New Orleans- you’ve got to go to the French quarter!
Go drinking at one of the many bars in the world famous Bourbon Street! There is an eclectic set of bars that will tickle everyone’s fancy, from artisan cocktails to wild live music. Why not try the Old Absinthe House, a 200 years old bar that provides a historically good time. Speaking of historical, head to Jackson Square, where you will find the Cabildo right next to St. Louis Cathedral. These buildings are central to the formation of New Orleans as it is today and are both stunning examples of architecture from their respective time periods. There are also a range of art, culture and history museums to explore that cover everything from local heritage to death to voodoo. Just wanting a general overview? The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum and a research centre that houses various kinds of art and artefacts relating to the city. Want some retail therapy? The French Market includes five blocks of local produce, specialty art, handmade wears and general shopping needs. For evidence of the cities history as an international port, look no further than the Italian butcheries, African coffee and Choctaw spices. The French quarter offers new experiences in all kinds of ways. Whether or not you believe that it’s a gimmick- experiences like having your fortune told are also available. Bottom of the Cup is a teahouse that has been open since 1929, providing card and tea leaf readings for all that seek their council.