Of course Bourbon Street is most famous street in New Orleans. It's fun year round, but especially at Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is the biggest free party on earth and it happens every year in New Orleans. Here are some great photos of Mardi Gras all over the city.
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans and sits on the east bank of the Mississippi River.
The "Cities of the Dead" are one of New Orleans' favorite tourist attractions. These beautiful cemeteries with above-ground tombs provide wonderful art works as well as a history lesson.
The Garden DistrictThe Garden District of New Orleans is in the American Sector and is easily accessible by the St. Charles streetcar. Its tree-lined streets and stately mansions make a great place to take a walk.
New Orleans Parks
There are two major parks in New Orleans. City Park with its huge stand of live oak trees is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Audubon Park in the Uptown area of New Orleans is home to the Audubon Zoo.
New Orleans celebrate life with many festivals, all involving food, music and dancing.
Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Failed levees caused flooding of 80% of the city of New Orleans. The destruction was wide-spresd and included homes, businesses, police and fire stations, schools, roads, electricity sub-stations. Even court buildings and hospitals were gone.
In 2007 much is changed and much is the same. Signs of progress are all over, but destruction still remains.
The Mississippi River
The banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans provide a beautiful place to live, work and play.