Music. This is the first thing most people think when they hear New Orleans. It is the birthplace of jazz. The city is famous all over the world for its jazz, zydeco, blues, Cajun & funk events. The street to listen to the best music is the Frenchmen Street. If you're not interested in Mardi Gras mania, plan to visit in December or January. The city is like an art paradise for the soul. A week vacation won’t be enough to explore all that New Orleans has to offer. The city offers a lot of history lessons. A major tourist attraction is the National WWII Museum.