Published on October 20th, 2013 | by admin0
Must-see tourist attractions in the city of New Orleans
New Orleans is a famous city in the State of Louisiana and a city with an attractive culture, heritage and history. If you are visiting the city for the first time, here are the top tourist attractions within the city.
The Mardi Gras Carnival: This is definitely a top recommendation for the first time visitor. I suggest you visit it during the Mardi Gras period, which usually falls between the middle of January to the middle of February every year. Regarded as the epitome of all New Orleans attractions, the Mardi Gras celebrations attract visitors from all over the world. It is a carnival that celebrates the start of the Christian lent. During the celebrations, which usually last for about two weeks, residents go on the streets dressed in ball gowns, parades are organized as well as king parties, and there is so much fun for everyone. As a visitor, you get to see New Orleans in its true traditional form during this period.
Audubon Aquarium: The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is definitely one of the most famous and leading aquariums in the United States. The aquarium was commissioned in 1990 and is run by the Audobon Institute. The aquarium is home to rare animals such as African penguins and sea otters. It also hosts the popular IMAX Theatre. Locating the Audobon Aquarium is pretty easy, as it can be found along the coast of the Mississippi river at the top of the French Quarters on Canal Street, just above the beginning of Woldenberg Park. Operating hours are from 10am to 5pm every Tuesday to Sunday. It is a fine attraction for a visiting family.
National World War II Museum: The Museum is one monument of the city that has witnessed the throng of visitors for so many years due to its near perfection in interpreting the history of the United States during World War II. When it comes to historical artifacts, preservations, historical knowledge and the true beauty of knowledge itself, the National World War II Museum definitely gives a true perception in an original form. Formerly referred to as the National D-Day Museum, the building can be found in the Central Business area of New Orleans, just at the corner of Andrew Higgins Street and Magazine Street. The Museum is open on Tuesdays to Sunday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
Bourbon Street: If you are a visitor and you have been to New Orleans without checking out Bourbon Street, then your visit is not complete. It was on this street that the history of the city was written. Incepted in 1718, the street runs the whole length of the French quarters. The street is a well known hub for tourists and visitors and is a great recommendation for a New Orleans first timer.