Out of all the places I have travelled to in the world, New Orleans still ranks number 1 for partying. Bourbon Street in the French Quarter is where a lot of fun can be had. But away from the whiskey and jazz, New Orleans can offer you swamps, culture, incredible cajun food, voodoo and paddle steamers on the mighty Mississippi River, taking you back to the old fashioned deep south.
Chances are Bourbon Street is your main reason for visiting New Orleans, and you won't be disappointed. As well as being a great place for a night out, the French Quarter buildings are beautiful and the food is fantastic.
Enjoying a quiet drink on Bourbon Street
New Orleans Swamp Tour
Me on a swamp tour
If you fancy getting out of the city for the day, then get yourself on a swamp tour. You get to see a very different type of New Orleans, and almost certainly see some Alligators.
New Orleans Swamp
Alligator in New Orleans swamp
Paddle Steamer on the Mississippi
If you get chance, spending an afternoon on a paddle steamer with some whiskey and some jazz is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. You can hear about the history of the region, or just sit back and enjoy the view, and the whiskey!
View from the paddle steamer
Named after New Orelans' most famous son Louis Armstrong, Armstrong Park is a relaxing place to spend some time, go for a walk, and see the Louis Armstrong statue.