New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
French Quarter. European Architecture. Bourbon St., Uptown. The Garden District. St., Treme. Oldest African American Neighborhood, Arts/Warehouse. District, Marigny/Bywater. Colorful Shotgun Homes & Creole Cottages, Downtown. Central Business District.