New Orleans – Louisiana
New Orleans is a noteworthy United States port and the biggest city and metropolitan zone in the State of Louisiana. New Orleans is likewise well known for its food, music (especially as the origination of jazz), and its yearly festivals and celebrations, most strikingly Mardi Gras, dating to French frontier times. The city is frequently alluded to as the "most one of a kind" in the United States.
New Orleans is situated in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. The city and ward are limited by the areas of St. Tammany toward the north, St. Bernard toward the east, Plaquemines toward the south, and Jefferson toward the south and west. Lake Pontchartrain, some piece of which is incorporated into the city, lies to the north and Lake Borgne towards the east.
New Orleans has numerous real attractions, from the widely acclaimed French Quarter and Bourbon Street's infamous nightlife to St. Charles Avenue which is home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the notable Pontchartrain Hotel, and numerous nineteenth century chateaus, to Magazine Street, with its numerous boutique stores and antiques shops. The French Quarter, which dates from the French and Spanish periods and is limited by the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Canal Street, and Esplanade Avenue, contains numerous mainstream lodgings, bars, and clubs. Eminent vacation spots in the Quarter incorporate Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the French Market and Preservation Hall. To visit the port, one can ride the Natchez, a genuine steamboat with a calliope, which travels the Mississippi the city's length twice every day.
Likewise situated in the French Quarter is the old New Orleans Mint, a previous branch of the United States Mint, which now works as an exhibition hall, and The Historic New Orleans Collection, a gallery and examination focus lodging craftsmanship and relics identifying with the historical backdrop of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The National World War II Museum, opened in the Warehouse District in 2000 as the "National D-day Museum", is committed to giving data and materials identified with the Invasion of Normandy. Close-by, Confederate Memorial Hall, the most seasoned constantly working historical center in Louisiana, contains the second-biggest accumulation of Confederate memorabilia on the planet. Craftsmanship historical centers in the city incorporate the Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in City Park, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
New Orleans has a natural beauty side too. It is home to the Audubon Nature Institute, which comprises of Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium. In addition it has gardens with the likes of Longue Vue House and Gardens and the New Orleans Botanical Garden to name a few. City Park, one of the nation's most broad and went by urban parks, has one of the biggest stands of oak trees on the planet. There are likewise different interesting places in the encompassing territories. Numerous wetlands are in close nearness to the city, including Honey Island Swamp. Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery, found only south of the city, is the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.