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5 Great Attractions in New Orleans

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 02:45 PM

If you are looking for a vacation destination where you can party hard all day long, then New Orleans, Louisiana is the perfect place for you! Known as the party capitol of the world, New Orleans is certainly one of the hottest and most happening cities in the world. New Orleans offers visitors the chance to experience the world famous Mardi Gras Parade, a stroll down the quaint French quarter, loud jazz music, and the opportunity to indulge in gluttony. Friendly people, a festive atmosphere, amazing culture, and beautiful architectural sights in New Orleans are huge crowd pleasers. New Orleans, Louisiana is visited by millions of tourists every year. 
Here is a list of information about tourist attractions and sights in New Orleans that you can visit during your trip:

Aquarium in New Orleans: Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is one of the most famous attractions. Ideally located overlooking the grand Mississippi river, one can see various marine life captured from the Gulf of Mexico and the surrounding Mississippi river in this aquarium. Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans also has a zoo, and an IMAX theater that screens various animal movies. This definitely will leave your kids totally enthralled.

French Quarter: A walk down the streets of the French Quarter is one of the major tourist attractions in New Orleans. Most of the abodes in the French Quarter date back to the 17th century. The French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an eclectic mix of old-world charm, and modern convention. Various famous eateries, thumping jazz music, and crazy street performers are some of the reasons why you must include this New Orleans attraction on your sightseeing list.

Jackson Street and St. Louis Cathedral: Jackson Streets is another famous tourist attraction in New Orleans. A life-size statue of Andrew Jackson, the war hero of the Battle of New Orleans, which was fought in 1912, is placed in the square. Just walking distance from this New Orleans attraction is St. Louis Cathedral, which is famous for its beautifully decorated ceiling and stunning architecture. A statue of an angel holding holy water, and a spectacular altar, is what makes this attraction truly special.

Haunted Tours: If you are a big history buff, take one of these haunted tours, which are a popular tourist attraction in New Orleans. These tours, which begin at the French Quarter, take you through many ancient haunted homes across the city. One of the major attractions in New Orleans, which you will see during the haunted tours, is the Sultan’s Palace – a four-story house built in 1874 and believed to have housed a harem of women.

Preservation Hall: How can you leave the birthplace of Jazz without attending a good concert! Preservation Hall is a must-visit tourist attraction in New Orleans. You can hear some good jazz music here all day long, by just paying $5.
Good music and great food will make your vacation to New Orleans truly memorable.

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