InterContinental New Orleans
Wake up early to a delicious breakfast in Pete's before being picked up at the hotel for an authentic swamp tour! Travel to Honey Island Swamp and get an up-close-and-personal tour of this protected wetland and wildlife preserve. Learn about the wildlife the inhabits the swamps and see alligators, raccoons, owls, wild boars, nutria, snakes, turtles, bald eagles, black bears, and many birds just feet away!
In the afternoon, catch the historic St. Charles streetcar outside the hotel and head to the Garden District to enjoy a walking tour. Explore historic neighborhoods that local and international celebrities have called home, and visit the Lafayette Cemetery to learn about the unique construction of New Orleans graveyards. Afterwards, dine on authentic Creole cuisine at Commander’s Palace before taking a stroll on Magazine Street to browse local fashion boutiques and antique shops.
Start the evening with a ghost tour through the most haunted city in the United States! Join paranormal experts for ghost stories and a journey through the historic French Quarter, visiting legendary sites of documented activity. Head over to the Steamboat NATCHEZ for a dinner jazz cruise on the Mississippi River, featuring a buffet-style dinner and live jazz music. Hop off the Steamboat NATCHEZ and head over to New Orleans' world-famous Bourbon Street for an eclectic array of evening entertainment options including jazz clubs, burlesque bars, and restaurants.
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.