#85 best destination in the world

 

New Orleans Museum of Art

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Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Oldest fine arts museum in New Orleans, situated within City Park
  • The permanent collection at the museum features more than 40,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of art, including the Italian Renaissance to the modern era
  • Notable works are on display by Monet, Picasso, and Jackson Pollock
  • Established in 1911

City Park, New Orleans

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Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Park containing The Singing Oak, wind chimes hung from a giant oak tree by artist Jim Hart, in City Park, New Orleans
  • The chimes are all tuned to play the pentatonic scale

Jackson Square, New Orleans

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Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase

The National WWII Museum, New Orleans

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Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Military history museum that focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II
  • Founded in 2000
  • Designated by the U.S. Congress as America’s official National World War II Museum

Café du Monde, New Orleans

Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Renowned open-air coffee shop located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans
  • It is a New Orleans landmark, known for its café au lait and beignets, as well as its coffee with chicory

Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Best time to travel: Jan, Dec
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Historic street in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Extending thirteen blocks, Bourbon Street is famous for its many bars and strip clubs
  • Tourist numbers have been growing yearly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the city has successfully rebuilt its tourist base
  • For millions of visitors each year, Bourbon Street provides a rich insight into New Orleans’ past

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

Best time to travel: March-April
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, in the community of Vacherie, St. James Parish
  • Oak Alley is named for its distinguishing visual feature, an alley (French allée) or canopied path, created by a double row of southern live oak trees about 800 feet long, planted in the early 18th century — long before the present house was built
  • The allée or tree avenue runs between the home and the River
  • The property was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architecture and landscaping, and for the agricultural innovation of grafting pecan trees, performed there in 1846–47 by a gardener