New Orleans is a city whose lifestyle and attractions have made it one of the top vacation destinations in the country. Tourism here is not only back ? it?s better than ever. Known as the Crescent City because of its location on a curve in the Mississippi River, New Orleans is one of the most unusual cities in the south. It?s not only the largest in the state of Louisiana, it boasts a complex cultural heritage. Established as a major port in 1718, it was acquired from the French as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Since then, New Orleans has grown to be one of the largest port cities in the world! The French Quarter is where most of the historical sites and attractions are located and what most visitors come here to see. Today, the French Quarter?s back and some say, better than ever! While New Orleans is known for lots of different things, the one thing that everyone knows is? Mardi Gras, the largest free party on earth. However, there?s a spirit here that?s not just survived but is looking forward to a new and exciting future.
There?s lots to see, lots to do, and the people here are really glad to see you. So come on down, they say. Bring the family. And just let the good times roll.