Greater New Orleans Trip Planner
Welcome to Greater New Orleans!
This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Greater New Orleans, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to the Greater New Orleans area of Louisiana, U.S.A.
As Louisiana's most popular tourism region, the Greater New Orleans area draws visitors with its festivals and celebrations, unique cultural history and Southern charm. Characterized by an eclectic mix of cultures that includes Spanish, French, African, Cajun and Creole, the area boasts a wide assortment of dining options, cultural venues and entertainment events. Art enthusiasts enjoy touring the area's galleries, which showcase local artisans from a wide a range of cultural backgrounds working in mediums ranging from painting to sculpture to blown glass. The region is most well-known for its Mardi Gras festivities, which take place in New Orleans and several surrounding communities, offering street parades, masquerade balls, live music and countless other activities. In addition to festivals and celebrations, the area features a number of historic sites worth touring, including mansions, churches and plantations.
Six separate sites which highlight different features of Louisiana culture and natural resources, such as the Battle of New Orleans site, and the nature and culture of the swamp region.
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana