Where do you begin when exploring the city of New Orleans? There is much to do and see starting with the world-renowned French Quarters to the distinctive nightlife of Bourbon Street. You will be baffled at the amount of time you can spend shopping at the boutiques and antique shops spread along Magazine Street, or the fun found in watching an outdoor jazz concert. You can enjoy a relaxing ride through town on the St. Charles Streetcar, or take a tour of Julia Street, which boasts art galleries and architectural homes of the 19th century. While exploring the city can be mounds of fun, do not forget to visit the waterways of New Orleans. Take a ferry ride down the Mississippi River at night to see the city lights, or a day trip on the zoo cruise, which travels between the Audubon Zoo Park and the Aquarium of the Americas at Canal Street. Or, if you are up for an adventure, you can visit the wildlife found in the swamps of the Bayou. There is no match to the nightlife found in New Orleans. This town is a party town and you will find everything from private clubs to Cajun dance clubs, street fairs, single bars, and jazz festivals to last the night through.
New Orleans has a humid subtropical climate with short mild winters and long hot, humid summers. The average precipitation is 64 inches, which makes it a fairly wet location. Because of its low elevation, hurricanes pose a severe threat to this area. You will want to watch the weather forecast and plan accordingly when visiting the exciting city of New Orleans.