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The Big Easy

The sprawling city of New Orleans lies on the coast of Louisiana and has been described as quite unlike the rest of the US. Boasting an extraordinary melting pot of cultures that has resulted in a mix of French sophistication, Creole, African-American, Caribbean, Irish, Haitian, German, and Vietnamese influences, there is a strong sense of otherworldliness here.

You'll find a host of attributes that are great to experience while you're on holiday, including the famous Creole dishes, abundant alcohol, music of many styles and a number of natural beauty spots including swamps, parks and plantations.

Although its nickname The Big Easy hints that this is an adult-orientated city, you'll find plenty of activities for families. Famous festivals to be in town for include Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, which bring tourists in by the millions.

Neighbourhoods worth visiting include the French Quarter for its olde worlde feel, Downriver for the hip Bohemian vibe and Uptown for its funky thrift shops.

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