Home of one of the world’s largest street parties, New Orleans is not short on attractions and the place to start is without a doubt the world-renowned French Quarter. Take a stroll along the legendary Bourbon Street to lap up the ambiance, sights, sounds and smells. Or for a more historical view of the city, visit the D-Day National World War II Museum. See a bit of the city’s underbelly in the Voodoo Museum, and marvel at Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World.
The city has many marvellous parks, not least of all the City Park, so pack a picnic and bring a book for a bit relaxation in the fresh air. Areas of the city are navigable on bike, and its lots of fun to take a ride through the Garden District and lap up all the beautiful homes in the neighbourhood. Several celebrities have residences in the area, so keep your eyes open!
If you’re a sports fan, see if there are any games on at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. You might want to check it out anyway – its 680-feet (210m) diameter makes it one of the largest dome structures in the world.
New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate with very hot and humid summers and mild, short-lived winters. Summers in New Orleans are relatively long with high temperatures hovering around 90°F (32°C) from May to September. In winter, from December to February, temperatures average between 44°F (7°C) and a comfortable 62°F (17°C). New Orleans experiences high annual rainfall, most of it falling in mid-late summer, often as a spin-off from tropical storms.
So don’t delay, call Mint Holidays on 01282 930295 to book your holiday in New Orleans today!