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Travelling to New Orleans, United States of America

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New Orleans is a unique city which is known for its cross culture, indigenous cuisines, and multilingual heritage. In this city, you can experience gastronomic pleasure, celebrations, festivals, parades, jazz and architecture par excellence.
New Orleans is considered to be the most populous metropolitan city in Louisiana. It is also a major port and hence the commercial and economic hub of the US. With nearly 20 million visitors annually, New Orleans is also counted among the top ten most visited cities in the United States.

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New Orleans Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

The tickets can be purchased online from this website. Travel insurance is a must when you are going to New Orleans.

How To Get Around?

You can navigate around New Orleans by streetcars, buses, taxis, pedicabs, bikes or on foot. Cute and convenient streetcars run along all the major routes of the city charging just under $2 per ride. You can also purchase a jazzy pass and ride the streetcar to your heart's content.
New Orleans Public bus system is easy and efficient. Nearly 36 bused ply on various routes and take you to any part of the city. You can also rent a pedicab or a taxi for an economical tour across the city.

What Should I Wear?

If you are traveling in winters, don't forget to pack evening wear as its time for Mardi Gras, the biggest carnival of the year. Pack layers as temperatures at night tend to fall. A pair of dark denim and a leather or denim jacket is a must. Essentially, keep a maxi dress, a clutch and heels if you intend to attend one of Mardi Gras balls. Summers are brutal and long. Keep your clothes light, airy and fun. Pack a few pairs of shorts, breathable tops, and dresses. Sunglasses and walking shoes are necessary as walking is the best mode of traveling and allows you to experience the city fully. A handbag is another must-have for little items of daily use.

New Orleans Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit New Orleans is from February to May. The weather is cool and it is the celebration time as well with Mardi Gras in full swing. If you crave for peace, December-January is the best time and hotel rates are also comparatively cheaper.

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Will I Need a Guide?

If you are visiting New Orleans for the first time it is recommended to take a tour. This way you can cover all the important sites without the fear of getting lost or missing out something.

How To Get There?

New Orleans can be reached through flight, train, bus, and taxis. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport connects New Orleans with many American cities and several International destinations as well. Amtrak connects all tourist places through rail service. Grey Hound Bus Services connect New Orleans with all the major cities of United States.

Additional Info

Do not carry many valuables. The ones you have must be kept in safe deposits boxes in your hotels. In order to avoid getting robbed by pickpockets keep all your cash and cellphones in an inside pocket of your bag.