Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed New Orleans in 2005. But 3 years down the line, while the process of rebuilding is still on, the tourists have started coming back to the city to enjoy the genuine Cajun and Creole cuisine and the sights and sounds of the city’s most popular Mardi Gras celebration.
The city has a rich cultural heritage, with a collection of various influences that can be seen all throughout the city. There are many companies providing ideas for holidays in the Big Easy, and the cities’ tourist board keeps on advertising the vibrant and energetic festivals for which the city is famous.
One of the cities’ chief attractions is the big variety of Creole and Cajun cuisine, and there are cookery classes held in open-plan restaurants that you can enjoy as part of your holidays in the Big Easy.
The rich traditional music in New Orleans is known as the jazz. There is a wide variety of jazz bars lining the city and an annual Jazz Fest, providing tourists the chance to enjoy the sounds of the city.
There are tours taking you to all parts of the city – from the reputed French Quarter to the swamps and plantations lining the city limits. Alternatively go on the water aboard a paddlewheel steamboat and enjoy the views and history from the Mississippi river.
Many businesses and hotels are resetting themselves after the mayhem caused by Katrina. However some parts of the city are still undergoing reconstruction. If you want to keep your soul happy, go on volunteer holidays, normally offered by charities.