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New Orleans, Louisiana

Inexorably altered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans was once called “The City that Care Forgot,” a nickname that aptly described its bon vivant atmosphere. It was always a melting pot of peoples and cultures, with diversity not merely recognized but celebrated. Out of this eclectic blend of French, Spanish and African influences came jazz, Cajun cooking and Mardi Gras. Built in an improbable location—on a swamp in a bend between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain—the Crescent City nonetheless became the fifth-largest convention destination in the United States, attracting 10 million visitors a year.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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Explore the historic streets of the French Quarter on a carriage ride or walking tour where you'll find local restaurants, shops and historic buildings. Trips depart from the French Quarter Visitor Center (419 Decatur St.) and the 1850 House (The Lower Pontalba Building) (523 St. Ann St.).
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New Orleans is a lively city full of many fun things to do and fun places to go, but not every location or event is suitable for the whole family. Consider these spots for the younger members of your group on your next vacation.
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Shopping

While on your vacation, join locals for a day of serious bargain hunting or frivolous window shopping along some of the South’s most picturesque streets. The best places for good finds are just about anywhere in the French Quarter or along 6 miles of Magazine Street, but don’t overlook the charming niches in Uptown neighborhoods as well as the variety found on bustling Canal Street in downtown New Orleans.
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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