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A holiday in New Orleans 2022 will take you to the largest city in the state of Louisiana - known for its music and being the birthplace of Jazz, and its famous festivals such as Mardi Gras. Charter Travel can help you in every step of booking your holiday in New Orleans, including flights with our airline partners such as Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines, accommodation, car hire and excursions.
We recommend that you cruise along the Mississippi River on an authentic steamboat with dinner and jazz included. Enjoy a two hour harbour cruise starting from the French Quarter that includes a guide who will provide a fascinating insight into the local history, browse the Museum quality Steam Engine Room and gift shop.
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Stretching across the Mississippi River, New Orleans is rich in history and culture. For a sedate start to your holiday in New Orleans, visit the many beautiful gardens, beginning with the Spanish style Longue Vue House and Gardens, a mansion set in magnificent architecturally designed landscaped gardens and also including a museum. The Botanical Gardens at City Park contains one of the largest collection of mature oak trees and over 2,000 varieties of plants many species native to Louisiana. There are also bronze statues and sculptures by Henry Moore to catch your eye and next to the sculpture garden is the New Orleans Museum of Art set in 1,500 beautiful acres. For those of you into ghost hunting and Voodoo then New Orleans is the place for you, the supernatural is alive in New Orleans and the intrigue from visitors is evident, specific walks and tours can be arranged to see the sites and visit the most ghostly haunts, a visit the the famous grave yards cannot be missed.
If you are travelling with children, visit Audubon Park, boasting 340 acres with an endless choice of activities and wonderful views of the river. Here they can let off lots of steam just playing and you can walk around the lagoon, go horse-riding or play tennis and visit the Audubon Zoo. For something really different there are swamp tours by canoe and fishing trips through swamps and marshes, an unforgettable experience where they can spot alligators, egrets, deer and cougar.
Famous for its festivals and especially the Mardi Gras there are many celebrations taking place throughout the year in New Orleans. The annual Independence Day celebration is situated on the riverfront with fireworks over the Mississippi River and plenty of family activities. The Celebration in the Oaks continues for a month with oak trees decorated with 2 million lights and nightly entertainment. At Halloween the Voodoo Music Experience is held in City Park with many local and famous musicians taking part.
Wander through one of the Art Markets and discover an array of ceramics, painting, jewellery and many other handmade items featuring local artists. The French Quarter is the oldest public markets in the country. The French Market is an open air mall with plenty of exciting and interesting items to ponder over with the added feature of music and restaurants to add to the atmosphere. View these and more things to do in New Orleans
Make sure you sample the local cuisine including Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee and Jambalaya. Visit the legendary restaurant Mulates with live Cajun music and dancing and of course authentic Cajun cuisine. The cuisine in New Orleans is both Creole and American with special seafood dishes, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Step up the pace and spend an evening at Harrahs New Orleans with 104 gaming tables and a 23 table poker room to tempt you. There is a wonderful atmosphere with live music, artwork and Mardi Gras floats. Visit the Bombay Club for nightly jazz and cocktails an award winning restaurant.