Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana is a port city that was once a French and Spanish colony, leaving behind many historic buildings from the colonial era. In addition to its history, New Orleans is also the birthplace of jazz and is known for its Southern favorites such as Cajun and Creole.
I've been talking about my trip to New Orleans for a few years, but this time I finally had enough vacation time to arrange a three-day, two-night trip. Two days were spent walking around the French Quarter and theGardenThe other day is scheduled forPlantation and marsh trips.
The French Quarter is probably the best place to visit in New Orleans. It is full of the exotic atmosphere of the early colonial era, and it is also the area where the main attractions of New Orleans gather. All the attractions here are within walking distance, we chose to stay in the French Quarter, which is very close to the French Quarter, for our 3 days and 2 nights trip.Aloft New Orleans Downtown.
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We took a night flight that arrived early in the morning and got off the plane first toHotelWe left the house at 7:30am, after breakfast, we went to Jackson Square. After breakfast, we went to Jackson Square, the most famous square in New Orleans. This is the most famous square in New Orleans, designed after the Place des Vosges in Paris, and is surrounded by many famous buildings. In the photo, you can see the landmark of New Orleans, the St. Louis Cathedral, which was originally built in 1718, and has been rebuilt many times, although it is different from the original structure, it still retains the Renaissance style.
The statue on horseback in the center of the Plaza Garden is General Jackson. The street in front of the Plaza is busy with vendors and tourists early in the morning.
Climbing the steps across the plaza, we were standing on the banks of the Mississippi River, and perhaps it was too early in the day for Coastal Park to be bustling with tourists.
The streets behind the church: Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Chartres Street are the busiest, with almost all the museums and attractions located on these streets.
The remaining buildings are all brick houses built during the Spanish era, iron railings are the architectural specialty of this area, and flowers and plants always peek out from the balconies on the second floor. The streets are mostly quiet in the morning, but later in the afternoon there are street performers.
Bourbon Street is especially lively at night. The street has a long history, dating back to the early 18th century, and from around mid-afternoon onwards, the restaurants and bars slowly come alive with the sound of jazz in the streets. As evening falls, the party begins.
At night, you can also listen to ghost stories. Because of its long history and the many legends of voodoo and negro slavery, there are many ghost stories in the French Quarter. We went on a ghost story tour, and at 11:00 p.m., our guide took us on a tour of haunted old houses.
If you have time, you can also visit the museums here. After two days, we went to Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of History, Voodoo Museum, etc. They are all on the same streets as I mentioned before.
New Orleans is an ancient city in the American South that changed hands between France and Spain several times during the European colonial era before being sold to the United States in 1803. Because of the importance of the port's rise in transportation, there was an influx of immigrant merchants from Europe in the 19th century, but the city suffered a blow in the Civil War because its industries were mainly slave trade and agriculture. It is now a standard ethnic melting pot city with tourism as its main business. The State Museum and the Museum of History are both worth spending half a day to learn about the history of New Orleans, especially the Museum of History, which is a free exhibition and is located in the middle of Royal street.
The French market is located just north of downtown and is a great place to shop for crocodile hot dogs.
Preservation Hall (Jazz)
Listening to jazz at Preservation Hall is one of the best things to do in New Orleans. New Orleans is the origin of jazz, and the Preservation Hall's performance was really the best jazz I've ever heard. Originally, I only planned to listen to one show, but the next day, I even set aside time to come and listen to another show. The program is different every day, you can go to the official websiteEnquire about the program schedule.
There were very few seats in the Preservation hall, and the venue was actually just a slightly larger room, so most people were standing around. Standing for 40 minutes was tiring, plus you had to queue up for more than an hour before the show, but after the show started, your feet got sore and you forgot about it. You can also buy drinks at the bar next door and take them in.
In fact, queuing up is not too tough, and we have been having very exciting little tours of the pedestrian tide while we were queuing up.
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