InterContinental New Orleans
After a delicious buffet breakfast at Pete’s, you can take a short walk to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, where regional artworks span paintings, vintage photographs and historical drawings. Call in at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans nearby to experience cutting-edge rotating exhibitions and innovative theater productions. Head to 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 1893 Commander's Palace, you can enjoy genuine Creole cuisine. Dedicated shoppers can explore the fashion boutiques and antiques stores around nearby Magazine Street. Visit Audubon Zoo to see unique white alligators and Amur leopards, and experience wildlife presentations and up-close encounters. Sprawling Audubon Park features walking paths shaded by ancient live oak trees, perfect for an afternoon stroll.
In the evening, you can experience nightlife New Orleans-style with a classic cocktail at Cane and Table, or dancing in the nightclubs of lively Bourbon Street. For something quieter, 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, guests can visit upscale Galatoire's and enjoy French-Creole fare, then savor after-dinner beignets at Café du Monde.
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.