New Orleans is the crossroads of old world elegance and new world good times. The Big Easy is a patchwork of cultures and a seat of American artistic innovation. Jazz was born here and Creole cuisine was perfected here. Iconic neighborhoods are stitched together to form New Orleans including the popular French Quarter with the world famous Bourbon Street. Introduction to New Orleans - Culture - Location/Orientation - Climate and When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Mardi Gras - Bourbon Street - Historic Voodoo Museum - Hermann-Grima House - St. Louis Cathedral - Jackson Square - French Market - St. Charles Streetcar - National World War II Museum - New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) - City Park - Metairie Cemetery - Garden District - Mississippi River - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - French Market Inn - 1896 O'Malley House - Lafayette Hotel - Bienville House - Andrew Jackson Hotel - Le Pavillon Hotel - Bourbon Orleans - Places to Eat - Places to Shop - Antiques.