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  2. New Orleans - Wikipedia

    The city of New Orleans is a political subdivision of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The city and the parish of Orleans operate as a merged city-parish government. The original city was composed of what are now the 1st through 9th wards. The city of Lafayette (including the Garden District) was added in 1852 as the 10th and 11th wards. In 1870 ...

  3. Tripadvisor, Travelers' Choice - Best of the Best, 2022. New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind destination in the United States. Famous for our Creole and Cajun cuisine, jazz music and brass bands, historic architecture, world-class museums and attractions, and renowned hospitality.

  4. New Orleans | History, Economy, Culture, & Facts | Britannica

    New Orleans, city, southeastern Louisiana, U.S. New Orleans is one of the most distinctive cultural centers in North America. It is the largest city in Louisiana, one of the country’s most important ports, a major tourist resort, and a medical, industrial, and educational center.

  5. New Orleans - French Quarter, Jazz, Mardi Gras | Britannica

    New Orleans. New Orleans - French Quarter, Jazz, Mardi Gras: The decision to found New Orleans, or Nouvelle-Orléans, was made in Paris in 1717 by John Law’s Company of the West, which had taken control of Louisiana that year. The colony’s new proprietors envisioned New Orleans (named for the French regent, Philippe II, duc d’Orléans) as ...

  6. New Orleans summary | Britannica

    New Orleans, City (pop., 2020: 383,997), southeastern Louisiana, U.S. Situated between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, it is the state’s largest city and a major deepwater port. Founded in 1718 by French colonist Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, it was ceded to Spain in 1763.

  7. City Park New Orleans Live oaks, Spanish moss and lazy bayous frame this masterpiece of urban planning. Three miles long and 1 mile wide, dotted with gardens, waterways and… Cabildo French Quarter The former seat of government in colonial Louisiana now serves as the gateway to exploring the history of the state in general, and New Orleans in…

  8. New Orleans, Louisiana, Tourism Information - Visit The USA

    Winter 10 - 20 ºC Major Airports: Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) States: Louisiana It’s easy to love and hard to leave the Big Easy No matter the time of year, New Orleans welcomes its visitors in a grand way to experience Caribbean, Spanish, French and African cultures colliding in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions and sounds.

  9. Things to Do in New Orleans - Tripadvisor

    Things to Do in New Orleans, Louisiana: See Tripadvisor's 1,242,296 traveler reviews and photos of New Orleans tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December. We have reviews of the best places to see in New Orleans. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  10. New Orleans - History, Louisiana Purchase & Hurricane Katrina

    Situated on a bend of the Mississippi River 100 miles from its mouth, New Orleans has been the chief city of Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern port since the early 1700s ...

  11. New Orleans Travel Guide | U.S. News Travel

    Dining When to visit Getting around Map & Neighborhoods Photos Why Go To New Orleans New Orleans is known for its European-style architecture, mouthwatering Creole cuisine and all-around...