The 15 Best Things to Do in New Orleans Besides Eating and Drinking

The Crescent City is known for some of the most delicious food in the country. But there is a lot more to it


If there was one city in the U.S. where choosing where to eat and drink is a daunting task because all of the numerous options are “to die for,” it would be New Orleans. Tourists may even feel overwhelmed by the amount of oyster bars and cocktail hotspots just within a mile radius. What do you do then?[slideshow:98484]

You plan to try as many as you possibly can with little breaks in between, during which the Crescent City will charm you with an astonishing variety of thrilling activities and not-to-be-missed events

The city’s tourism statistics are almost as high as they were right before Katrina, and in some cases they’re even stronger, according to a report. About 3.7 million people visited in 2006. These days about 10 million do a year. New Orleans’ classic mainstays and new attractions are big draws for travelers looking to experience the culturally diverse and historic area.

The city is like an art paradise for the soul and a great winter destination that won’t break the bank. Escape the snow with world-class music – 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 after February.

Don’t worry; if you ever get thirsty, you can always find a nice local spot around the corner serving a refreshing Hurricane cocktail or a daiquiri. Until then, you won’t regret seeing the Crescent City differently.

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