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New Orleans: Beignets, Mardi Gras, and Jazz

Let’s Go To New Orleans  

For today’s adventure, we are going to New Orleans, home of the Saints, Beignets, and the birth of jazz. New Orleans has so much history to offer but also night time fun. When I think of New Orleans I always remember the “One Time, In New Orleans” commercial but also American Horror Story: Coven. That particular season was filmed in the Bunker Mansion in New Orleans. If you would like to visit New Orleans then the best time to visit is from February to May. If you are interested in Mardi Gras then plan your visit in December or January.

FOOD

A classic dish that you have to stop and eat in New Orleans is plate of beignets. Beignet’s are a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. Enjoy a plate of these powder sugar squares with a chicory coffee. The classic place to go to is Café du Monde. Another classic dish that you have to eat is gumbo. If you don’t know what gumbo is a thick stew that can have a combination of meat, seafood, or rice. Make sure to visit either the Gumbo Shop, Galatories, or the Cochon Restaurant. Make sure to call ahead and make a reservation.

FRENCH QUARTER

Make sure you visit the French Quarter it is one of the oldest sections of the City of New Orleans. You can explore Jackson Square a historic park in the French Quarter. It is known as one of the most recognizable landmarks. Visit the Voodoo Museum, learn all about the history and culture of voodoo. The general cost of admission is just $7.00, they also offer cemetery tours. Visit the above ground cemetery’s that New Orleans has to offer.

BOURBON STREET

Bourbon street is also located in the oldest neighborhood of the French Quarter. It extends 13 blocks from Canal to Esplanade Avenue. What I didn’t know about New Orleans is that you are allowed to take alcoholic beverages to go. Bourbon Street is the place to go for some night time fun. You can do a bar crawl or head over to Carousel Bar & Lounge. They have a revolving bar inside and it was voted top 20 bars in the world. You also can’t miss New Orleans signature drinks which are the Hand Grenade, Purple Drank, and Hurricanes. If you just want to walk around you are going to hear music on every corner, especially jazz music that will make you want to dance. If you just want to walk around you are going to hear music on every corner, especially jazz, music that will make you want to dance.    

These are all the places that I would visit in New Orleans plus more. Let me know where you would go in the comment section below. Don’t forget to go out and see the world!

 

 

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10 Things You Must Do in the French Quarter

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