New Orleans is a hugely popular vacation destination for a number of reasons. Full of fascinating history, distinctive architecture, world renowned food and electric nightlife, The Big Easy has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the many amazing experiences to be had in this vibrant city.

Spend an Evening on Bourbon Street

Famous as the epicentre for the annual Mardi Gras festival, Bourbon Street is a tourist hub that plays home to bustling nightlife year-round. Sip on a Hurricane Cocktail, A Bourbon Street specialty, while listening to a local jazz band at one of the countless venues that support the thriving music culture.

Explore Jackson Square

The heart and soul of NOLA's famous French Quarter is a must-see. Take in the stunning 18th-century architecture of the Cabildo and Presbytère, explore the beautiful grounds and witness the interesting collection of surrounding artists and fortune tellers.

Chow Down on Po' Boys

Potentially the cities most famous culinary gift to the world, a Po' Boy is not your average sandwich. The sub is traditionally served on New Orleans french bread (known for its crisp crust and soft centre), slathered in butter and filled with fried oysters or shrimp.

Experience the Mighty Mississippi

Winding its way through the heart of the city, the mighty Mississippi River is a hugely iconic part of the New Orleans landscape. Whether you're taking a casual stroll along its banks or getting the full experience aboard a steamboat, it is a must see.

Where To Stay

Claude Arts District

From just $60 / night, this arts district retreat is fantastic value.This 1br/1ba property comes with complimentary bicycles and is just a 5 minute cycle to the heart of the French Quarter.

Charming Uptown NOLA

This recently renovated rental is the perfect place to wine, dine and relax. Just a short stroll from beautiful Audubon Park and countless restaurants and shops, everything you need for the perfect vacation is within walking distance.

Exquisite Marigny Estate

This luxurious 19th century estate comfortably sleeps eight people with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Awaiting guests behind a gated entrance is a 2597 square foot house, a pool, fountain and private courtyard.

This blog was written by Ben Crock, Tripping Blogger.