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Escape the snow with great music and unforgettable food. The city is famous all over the world for its jazz, zydeco, blues, Cajun & funk events. The most popular street to listen to the best music is Frenchmen Street. If you’re not interested in Mardi Gras mania, plan to visit in January. The city is like an art paradise for the soul. New Orleans also offers a lot of history lessons. A major tourist attraction is the National WWII Museum. Flights right now are under $200 from Chicago and Los Angeles.