A visit to New Orleans likely makes you picture eating world-class seafood and out-of-this-world Cajun and Creole cuisine. You also likely imagine an incredible music scene featuring the best of jazz, blues, R&B, and much more. But did you know there are also a bunch of outdoor activities in NOLA you can enjoy this spring?Continue reading “Enjoying the Outdoors in New Orleans”
If you’re planning to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2022, you might assume you have to be there on March 1st. But, the carnival season lasts a lot longer than one day, so it all depends on what you want to experience. If you’re going to enjoy some parades, eat king cake, and soakContinue reading “How Long Is Mardi Gras In New Orleans?”
Now that it’s July, summer traditions in New Orleans are in full swing. That means snowballs on a hot afternoon, enjoying the water features at the Cool Zoo, an evening of thrill-seeking on the rides in Carousel Gardens, and, of course, hosting a summer barbeque. If you don’t know anyone who knows their way aroundContinue reading “7 Best Barbeque Joints in New Orleans”
If you order a snow cone in New Orleans, you’ll likely get a blank stare in return. That’s because, in NOLA, it’s all about the powdery, smooth shaved ice that serves as the foundation for the city’s ultimate treat to beat the heat — the snoball. Whether you’re craving a simple classic like spearmint orContinue reading “Beat the Heat with a NOLA Snoball Treat”
Whether you’re new to New Orleans or have lived here your whole life, you’ve likely heard the city lovingly called a few different names. The city has a wide array of nicknames, ranging from more popular variants like The Big Easy and Crescent City to some you may have only heard once, like The ParisContinue reading “Naming New Orleans: The City’s Most Celebrated Nicknames”
If you’re planning to make a visit to New Orleans, then you’re in for a real treat. There is no other city that is quite as unique and vibrant as the Big Easy; from the people to the architecture and the vast array of eclectic entertainment options that you’ll discover at every turn. Another elementContinue reading “Say What? New Orleans Lingo – Know Before You Go”
It’s the perfect time for some picnics in the park, featuring delicious food and fabulous surroundings, two things that NOLA has in abundance.
The museum was created to showcase the amphibious invasion in Normandy, focusing on the Higgins boats used in the attack. New Orleans was chosen as the museum’s site because the Higgins boats were developed in New Orleans by Higgins Industries.
It’s the peak of crawfish season in New Orleans, and that means finding crawfish boils around every corner, taking center stage at picnics in the park, and popping up on almost every menu.