Welcome to New Orleans

Dear New Orleans, you're my absolute favorite.

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Why New Orleans

The Paris of the South

New Orleans is world-famous for its abundance of architectural styles that reflect the city's multicultural heritage. Though New Orleans possesses numerous structures of national architectural significance, it is equally, if not more, revered for its enormous, largely intact (even post-Katrina) historic built environment. Twenty National Register Historic Districts have been established, and fourteen local historic districts aid in preservation.

Even before jazz, for most New Orleanians, music was not a luxury as it often is elsewhere-it was a necessity. Diverse ethnic and racial groups — French, Spanish, and African, Italian, German, and Irish — found common cause in their love of music. The 1870s represented the culmination of a century of music making in the Crescent City. The European classical legacy and the influence of European folk and African/Caribbean elements were merged and adapted.


My favorite restaurants in New Orleans

Pêche Seafood Grill

A lively all-day grill with an outdoor terrace that serves every type of seafood you want brunch and dinner to evening cocktails.


800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

What I like about it

A must have is the infamous seafood platter!

Jewel of the South

Charming restaurant with a garden courtyard dishing up cocktails, caviar, steaks & Sunday brunch.


1026 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112

What I like about it

Innovative American cocktails and cuisine with a tight list of wine ready to drink tonight

Erin Rose

Irish pub with cocktails, casual grub, a jukebox, sports on TV & memorabilia galore.


811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

What I like about it

Delicious Bloody Marys, famous Frozen Irish Coffees, friendly bartenders and awesome jukebox


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