InterContinental New Orleans
The perfect morning in New Orleans starts with a short stroll down Royal Street for breakfast at Brennan's, a New Orleans tradition. Enjoy a sumptuous Creole breakfast overlooking the lush, tropical courtyard before you check out Royal Street's antique shops and art galleries. There's an eclectic array of fascinating objects for sale to buy or just browse. Then, to get a proper sense of New Orleans' history, visit Jackson Square and the historic buildings surrounding it: St Louis Cathedral, the Cablido, the Presbytyre and the Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the country. Proceed to the old French Market where you can experience the old world charm of the Farmers' Market and the Flea Market, and then refuel at Cafe du Monde with cafe au lait and beignets, a powdered-sugar covered French doughnut.
Take a ride on the St Charles Streetcar, the oldest continually running streetcar line in the world, and see the magnificent Victorian mansions and oak trees that line the streets of St. Charles Avenue. Make stops throughout the Garden District, New Orleans' oldest American neighborhood, famous for its Antebellum (or pre Civil-War) mansions. Afterwards, settle down for a fantastic lunch at the world-famous Commander's Palace restaurant in the heart of the Garden District.
Enjoy the place to be in New Orleans, and it's a place with a deserved reputation as being one of the wildest in the US of A. Stroll along the world famous Bourbon Street to find a mesmerizing array of jazz clubs, burlesque clubs, restaurants and anything else you might care for. Try your luck at Harrah's Casino, with world-class gaming, live entertainment and delicious dining just steps away from the hotel. And with performances nightly, Preservation Hall is a monument to the preservation and performance of Dixieland jazz. You can go where the locals go and experience Frenchman Street. Also filled with an array of Jazz Clubs and restaurants, this is where we go when we leave work.
New Orleans' tombs are above ground because of the high water table.
The entire Louisiana territory, which doubled the size of the United States in 1803, was sold by France for only $15m.
Louisiana's Law System still abides by the Napoleonic Code.