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Bourbon Street

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New Orleans is an incredible, vibrant, bursting at the seams, melting pot of a city. Whether you're coming here for the music, the food, to meet some fascinating new people, to experience Mardi Gras, or to just party all night long—or all of the above—a visit to New Orleans is never the same trip twice, but always memorable.

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Audubon Insectarium
Samantha's Pick Audubon Insectarium

From bugs that give you the willies to some so beautiful they look like an artist's masterpiece, this Insectarium is an unexpected and total delight.

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Eating Paradise
Samantha's Pick Eating Paradise

Cochon Butcher for its to-die-for sandwiches. The muffaletta is a city favorite, but I still dream of the pork belly with mint and cucumbers on white.

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Where to Stay
Samantha's Pick Where to Stay

Stay in the revitalized Warehouse District for a still-happening scene but less carnival-like atmosphere than the French Quarter.

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Get Down at Preservation Hall
Get Down at Preservation Hall

No trip to New Orleans would be complete without some New Orleans jazz, and Preservation Hall is the place to see it. This historic venue has shows nightly.

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Soak Up the Vibe on Bourbon Street
Soak Up the Vibe on Bourbon Street

While it has a well-earned reputation for all-night partying, Bourbon Street is also home to some of New Orleans’s best dining, shopping, and sightseeing.

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There’s Something For Everyone at Harrah’s Casino
There’s Something For Everyone at Harrah’s Casino

If the abundance of slot machines, table games, and poker rooms isn’t your thing, head to The Buffet at Harrah’s for one of the best dinner deals in town.

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Remembering the Nation’s Biggest War
Remembering the Nation’s Biggest War

One of America’s finest and most moving military sites, the National WWII Museum will enthrall you with its stunning films and multimedia exhibits.

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Seeing the Sights by Streetcar
Seeing the Sights by Streetcar

Gawk at the grand old mansions of the Garden District by riding the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar, which runs “uptown” from Canal Street.

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