InterContinental New Orleans
Welcome a tranquil morning with a delicious buffet breakfast at Pete’s, featuring an abundant display of breakfast favorites. Energized, stroll to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, where regional artworks span paintings, vintage photographs, and historical drawings. Then head into the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans nearby to experience cutting-edge rotating exhibitions and innovative theater productions. Finally, visit the National World War II Museum to take in the personal stories of those who fought in WWII, and see military artifacts, including war planes.
For lunch, catch the historic St. Charles streetcar to the Garden District. At the Commander's Palace, revel in genuine Creole cuisine before exploring the fashion boutiques and antique stores around nearby Magazine Street. Visit the Audubon Zoo to view unique white alligators and Amur leopards and experience wildlife presentations. Wrap up your afternoon with a stroll along the walking paths shaded by ancient live oak trees at the sprawling Audubon Park.
In the evening, immerse yourself in New Orleans-style nightlife with a classic cocktail at Cane and Table. Then try a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter and learn about New Orleans’ unique architecture and people that contribute to the city’s rich, cultural history. For dinner, we recommend Galatoire's featuring French-Creole fare. End your night on a sweet note with after-dinner beignets at the world-famous Café du Monde.
New Orleans tombs are above ground due to the area flooding.
The entire Louisiana territory, which doubled the size of the United States in 1803, was sold by France for only $15 million.
Louisiana's Law System still abides by the Napoleonic Code.