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Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities

31 March 2015

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities

If you want to know how to experience New Orleans at its fullest then this is the right place for you. Here we have 10 Fun Things You Have to Do in New Orleans.

New Orleans is probably one of the most unique and authentic destinations in the United States of America. It has everything from delightful traditional food to great history that you can still feel. Just take a walk through its lively streets and you will understand what makes this place so special.

On your next journey there you have to check on your “to do” list the following ten activities. This way you will get to experience the birthplace of jazz at its fullest and you won’t miss any of it. Enjoy!

1.Go on a Musical Journey

As we all know, New Orleans is considered to be the birthplace of jazz. So the first thing you have to do while there is to go on a musical journey. You can listen to beautiful rhythms all over the streets, at every single corner. You can also hear the music filling the clubs, churches and concert halls.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Go on a Musical Journey
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2.Go on a Culinary Journey

Another journey that you have to take in New Orleans is a culinary one. You can try eating at a street food truck or in any of their local restaurants. You have to try their amazing fish and oysters or their tasty steak and sandwiches.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Go on a Culinary Journey
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3.Experience the French Quarter

A classic destination for you to visit is the French Quarter. You will love its old and traditional vibe. You have to spend a few hours walking through the streets, drinking a cup of coffee in one of its cafés or listening to the sweet sounds of jazz.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Experience the French Quarter
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4.Take a Cultural and Artistical Journey

Another place that you have to visit in New Orleans is the Arts District. You can go on a real cultural and artistical journey. Here you will meet a vibrant and lively community that shows off its amazing artistic skills. You need to admire their amazing art galleries.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Take a Cultural and Artistical Journey
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5.Go on a Shopping Spree

While here, you can also go on a shopping spree. You can find some of the most original and unique pieces in means of clothing, accessories or even home decoration. You can even find the perfect take-home memory to remind you of this outstanding place.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Go on a Shopping Spree
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6.Try Its Local Drinks

New Orleans is also known for its fun pubs, clubs and restaurants. Here you can get the amazing Sazerac, Obituary Cocktail or Ramos gin fizz. You have to try all the places where locals drink all together because those are the real deal.

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7.Visit Its Amazing Museums

You also have to visit some of the great museums that this place has to offer. There is something for everyone. You can check out The Southern Food and Beverage Museum, the African American Museum, The National World War II Museum or the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Experience the Birthplace of Jazz at Its Fullest with These 10 Activities | Visit Its Amazing Museums
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8.Explore the Outdoors

Another thing you can do in New Orleans is to visit the outdoors. Take a ride with your bike through the bayou or through its amazing parks. Enjoy a lovely boat ride along the Mississippi River. You can also visit the Insectarium, Aquarium or the Zoo.

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9.Experience the Parade

You can’t miss the famous New Orleans parade or the Mardi Gras. You will be able to see some of the craziest costumes out there and some of the most unique people you have ever met.

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10.Experience the New Orleans Streetcars

The last thing you have to do while in New Orleans is to experience its famous streetcars. This way you will go on some of the best New Orleans tours ever. You can go on several different lines, all beautiful and special in their own way.

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Would you visit New Orleans? Would you try any of these activities while there?

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