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For a taste of European flair, the French Quarter is the desired vacation destination. Historical cottages offer a window into the Creole lifestyle with rooftop views and intimate courtyards. The Mardi Gras is the infamous street party that put the Jazz nightlife of New Orleans on the map. Private balconies overlook the infamous Bourbon Street with bird’s-eye views.
There is more to enjoy with historical buildings and other landmarks that date back to before the Louisiana Purchase including:
Some of the leading restaurants in the world are located in the French Quarter. It is home to two distinct cuisines that are derivatives of five star French restaurants. Fine wine collections are another feature draw for these establishments with patrons indulging in rare and expensive bottles. A variety of dishes prepared in Cajun and Creole style bolster this eclectic culture. Casual and friendly atmospheres abound with lively conversations and various local artists displaying their work.
The French Quarter knows how to through a party with the Mardi Gras attracting visitors from around the world. Calendars are marked in the month of February in anticipation of this event. Festivities last for three days while locals will swear it starts days before that. Finding a location within the area is critical as it serves as the headquarters for the night’s activities. To really enjoy the affair stake out several venues for a different perspective each night. Come dressed to partake in the tradition of wearing beads and showing off physiques.
An entertaining aspect to the nightlife is the world class Jazz concerts. They range from large gatherings such as the popular annual festival every summer to intimate nightly shows with local talent. There will also be a plethora of live performances on Frenchman Street. This will include street performers with saxophones and other instruments. To heighten the experiences dine where music and dancing is included at the location.
Mild to balmy is the overall climate of the region. During the summer months, temperatures can soar into the 90s. The winter season varies with 40s being average. Dressing for outdoor festivities requires comfortable clothing that accommodates a robust itinerary.
Trains are a novel way to reach this invigorating destination. An international airport has all major carriers with available flights. Taking a drive in a rental car or private vehicle on Interstate 10 will land you in the heart of the city.