A brass band plays on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

It’s New Orleans. You’re Different Here.

Get to know your long lost twin in New Orleans. You know, the fun one. You can be whoever you want to be in the Big Easy—including yourself.

In a cup or in a bowl, there's nothing richer than New Orleans culture. The cuisine, the music, the architecture, the history…come taste it all. The philosophy of the New Orleans people is simple: It’s “do whatcha wanna.”

Spend a morning in the historic French Quarter—eating beignets, shopping for art, “funkin’ it up” with the street performers. There’s nothing like a New Orleans second-line led by a brass band in the shade of St. Louis Cathedral. But don’t stop there. Grab a streetcar and head uptown to view the grand mansions of the Garden District along St. Charles Avenue. Stroll the shops of Magazine Street, six miles of unique shops, coffee houses and hip cafes. Go gallery hopping in the Arts District, the “SoHo of the South.” And when night falls and the French Quarter gaslights begin to glow, enjoy dinner at a world-famous restaurant, followed by a night of clubbing in a city TripAdvisor named the #1 Destination for Nightlife in the World.

New Orleans is unlike anyplace else in America, and it attracts people who are unlike anyone else, too. People who aren’t afraid to take the first bite. Stick around for the last dance. Laugh the loudest and the longest. Artists. Musicians. Writers. Filmmakers. All variety of dreamers. People looking for beauty, excitement, enlightenment—something more. If this sounds like you, come on down.