New Orleans The Essential
New Orleans resembles no other American city. Its long succession of inhabitants has created a rich mix of peoples and cultures that affects everything from cuisine to music, and its distinctive architecture is the result of European ideas adapted to the subtropical climate. While well-known for the bawdy pleasures of the French Quarter where a "laissez les bon temps rouler" attitude reigns, the city also revels in its lovely 19C neighborhoods, unparalleled restaurants and vibrant music scene.
To the left of the cathedral stands the
City Park encompasses 1,500 lush acres