First, enjoy a traditional New Orleans style breakfast with beignets and café au lait. After your breakfast check out the French Quarter and Jackson Square with its unique shops, art galleries, the local artists, and musicians that cascade the fences of the Place d' Armes. Must-see venues include the Cabildo, the Presbytère, and St. Louis Cathedral. While in Jackson Square take a carriage or pedicab tour through the French Quarter for an intimate New Orleans experience. Afterwards, stroll through the French Market to shop in the Farmers Market for signature souvenirs or for some Louisiana flavor.
After shopping in the French Market, catch the Riverfront streetcar to the Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk. While shopping, indulge on a freshly made cocktail and enjoy the Mississippi River as ships dock or travel up and down the river. After the Riverwalk, take a taxi to Mardi Gras World at the Port of New Orleans, or if you are staying in the French Quarter or the Central Business District, Mardi Gras World offers a complimentary shuttle to and from your hotel. Mardi Gras World gives guests an inside look at how Mardi Gras floats are made and how the Carnival celebration comes to life. Along the tour, you will learn about Carnival history and get to take pictures with the floats and the festive characters of Mardi Gras.
For lunch, check out any of the 1,400 restaurants that New Orleans has to offer. The restaurants offer delicious, diverse, and superb cuisines. Try some of New Orleans' famous dishes such as a po'boy, crawfish etouffée, jambalaya, or gumbo.
After lunch, explore the city on the City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off bus. Experience New Orleans with a guided tour through different neighborhoods of the Crescent City. Relax and enjoy the ride or hop off and explore the different areas of New Orleans such as the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the National World War II Museum, Tremé, or Magazine Street. The bus makes a continuous loop every thirty minutes and with all day passes there is no charge to hop back on the bus.
For dinner, try one of New Orleans' signature restaurants like Antoine's, Arnaud's, Commander's Palace, G.W. Fins, or Cochon for traditional New Orleans style cuisine. These restaurants offer the best and savory Creole, Cajun, or seafood dishes that will satisfy your hunger.
After dinner, take a taxi to Frenchmen Street for music and cocktails. Frenchmen Street has multiple musical venues ranging from rock to reggae, or traditional jazz to Latin. Also, you have to check out the Frenchmen Art Market at night on Frenchmen Street. Enjoy the late night venues of Frenchmen until the early morning and always remember to let the good times roll!
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