Bella Travel Network members say that with a humid subtropical climate and situated straddling the Mississippi River in Louisiana, New Orleans is a major port. Besides the Mardi Gras, which New Orleans is famous for, there are many other attractions.
Jackson Square has three magnificent 18th century buildings, the former city hall, Cabildo, the St Louis Cathedral and the Louisiana State Museum. The square is a hub of activity with fortune-tellers and artists and the site of the Tennessee Williams Festival. Bella Travel Network adds that you will find a large collection of photography and paintings at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and ceramics at in the city’s Warehouse District.
Stroll through the 1,300 acre New Orleans City Park or the Audubon Park in uptown to enjoy new walking and biking paths suggest Bella Travel Network. Or take a spin on the rides at the Story Land and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Another walk to explore is the Garden District with its 19th century mansions in Greek Revival or Gothic styles.
Music venues cater to jazz bands and solo performers in Frenchman Street, the historic neighborhood in Faubourg Marigny. Clubs include Snug Harbor and The Blue Nile and you can also dine in the Marigny Brasserie or The Three Muses.
Bella Travel Network recommends a trip to the Insectarium and butterfly garden, where you will find unique bugs and can even taste some! This venue is only a few blocks away from the Aquarium of the Americas.
Great tours to take are the green or red streetcar trips taking you either to Uptown and the grandest streets or Canal Street terminating at the historic cemeteries. Drop by Royal Street and its antique shops or Magazine Street, where you can window shop handmade tiles and water-meter clocks as well as fashion and jewelry stores.