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Spicy cuisine, lively music scene, and everything in between. New Orleans, Louisiana, is open and ready to welcome you and your family back, so make time to get away together. Let the good times roll again in New Orleans.

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New Orleans is unmistakably offbeat, delightfully diverse, and uniquely authentic. Its colorful heritage plays a dominate role in the city's many uncommon offerings and attractions. Ruled by the French and the Spanish before being acquired by the United States, the city of New Orleans is more than 300-years-old, and rich in culture and history. What is essentially an island between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, the Crescent City is home to fun outdoor activities, sensational eats, and a dynamic music scene famous the world over. With much of the city open again, you can expect thrilling entertainment and distinct experiences in the Big Easy.

The city of New Orleans is committed to keeping you and your family safe through a phased re-opening plan. Most bars, businesses, restaurants, and attractions are open at limited capacity to promote social distancing. Masks are required in public to ensure the safety of hospitality workers and visitors alike. You can find fun things to do in New Orleans right now using the city's Things to Do directory. Your resort is also Vacation Ready, welcoming you back with the highest levels of cleanliness and health protocols in place. Get into the spirit of NOLA and book your stay today.

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The French Quarter.

Your first must-see stop is the French Quarter. This historic neighborhood is a blend of both new and old, conjuring up the mystery and romance of everything that is New Orleans. Hailing back to 1718, discover timeless bars and restaurants, shops, antique stores, fortune tellers, and more. Take-in the old-world architecture on a walking tour and explore the Crown Jewel of New Orleans.

Jackson Square Park.

Find Jackson Square Park in the French Quarter, a public plaza honoring President Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. The square hosts an eclectic outdoor artist colony and open-air French market. The park is also home to the St. Louis Cathedral, a beautiful 18th century sanctuary.

Bourbon Street.

At the heart of the French Quarter is Bourbon Street. This legendary thoroughfare offers a one-of-kind experience known by travelers the world over. There is plenty of daily hustle-and-bustle on this famous street. Step into one of the corridor's many bars and order a frozen drink in a "go cup." Then, take a walk and enjoy outdoor music, street performances, and live entertainment.

The Garden District.

Meander through the grandiose mansions and oak-lined streets of The Garden District. Travel uptown on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, the world's oldest continually operating streetcar, and tour the elegant landscaping and centuries-old architecture of the historic neighborhood. You'll also find plenty of shopping and dining options on Magazine Street.

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The National WWII Museum.

Step into the National WWII Museum and immerse yourself in the history of the war that changed the world. Designated by the U.S. Congress as America's official WWII Museum, this captivating, gripping museum tells the story of the American experience in the Second World War. The museum is open to the public with limited daily capacity.

Swamp tours.

Set out on a flat-bottomed boat and experience a Cajun Encounters tour of Louisiana's marshlands. As a member of the Louisiana Nature Conservatory, you'll learn about the swamp's ecosystem while taking in the splendor of the bog and the natural environment around you. You're also likely to see alligators, wild boars, and egrets as you glide along the water's edge.

NOLA art scene.

You can only expect the art scene in New Orleans to be just as culturally rich as the city itself. Find plenty of public art and wall murals, art galleries, sidewalk artists, and more throughout the city. For a truly unique experience, visit the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the Arts District.

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

While festivals like Mardi Gras remain postponed in New Orleans, you can still experience the magic and excitement of one of the world's most extravagant celebrations at Mardi Gras World. The largest float designing and building facility on the planet, Mardi Gras World is an outdoor venue offering public tours of floats, costumes, carriages, and more.

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Cafe Du Monde.

Beignets, the official state doughnut of Louisiana, are delicious, deep-fried nuggets of sweetened dough. Topped with powdered sugar, no trip to the French Quarter is complete without a stop at the Cafe Du Monde for beignets. Nestled in the French Markets of Jackson Square Park, stop in for these tasty treats and a cafe au lait, a French tradition. $

Big Killer Po'boys.

It doesn't get any more authentic than a Louisiana Po'boy. Served on New Orleans French bread, Po'boys are filled up with everything from pork belly and steamed shrimp to roasted sweet potatoes and fried catfish. Check out Big Killer Po'boys in the French Quarter for mouthwatering sandwiches served fresh to order for dine-in or take-out. $$

Antoine's Restaurant.

Opened in 1840, Antoine's is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, and its success is no secret. The quality and notoriety of the French-Creole cuisine has kept the doors of this centuries-old restaurant open to the present day. Operated by fifth generation relatives of the original owner, savor Oysters Rockefeller in this timeless restaurant, invented here by Jules Antoine. $$$

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