New Orleans is a city that doesn’t how to do things in a ‘small’ way; everything is bigger and better here. So instead of a typical Halloween festival, NOLA puts on Voodoo Fest. Technically the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Voodoo Fest is a three-day event that combines amazing music and all of the Halloween magic that New Orleans has to give.
When you think of New Orleans, you most likely think of the downtown area: Jackson Square, the French Quarter, maybe the Garden District. And, while these areas are well worth their considerable reputation, if you feel like exploring a lesser-known area, head to the North Shore. Located about 45 minutes north of New Orleans, this area has been growing in popularity for the past few years for good reason. With a wonderful blend of history as well as up-and-coming restaurants and attractions, the North Shore is worth stop when you visit the New Orleans area.
The first season of the HBO series ‘True Detective’ captivated audiences and was a ratings success. While the work of the actors is to be commended, perhaps the other reason that people were drawn to the show was the silent star—the location. Filmed in and around New Orleans, following the trail of ‘True Detective’ will showcase an eclectic mix of nature, industry and interesting locals; it’s one that every fan should explore.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the images of which are cemented into the minds of anyone who saw – or lived through – that horrible storm. And yet as devastating as the hurricane was, it was equally as compelling to watch New Orleans rise from the flood waters, seemingly stronger and more determined than ever before to stay tethered to its traditions.
New Orleans has a rich history, one that can not only be seen, but chewed and sipped as well. Some of America’s most well-known cocktails were created in New Orleans, concoctions like the Hurricane, the New Orleans Fizz and, of course, the Sazerac. As a result, it just makes sense that the Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) should be located in NOLA. Though it has moved locations a few times in its 10 year history, MOTAC is now located in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and is part of the SoFAB (Southern Food and Beverage) Institute.
New Orleans is famous for many things, not least of which are its fabulous cocktails and memorable cuisine. But did you know that its desserts are just as iconic? From king cake at Mardi Gras to beignets (they’re not just for dessert) to pralines (pronounced “PRAW-line”), New Orleans is a sugar-lover’s dream and these desserts will provide the icing on top of a perfect day in the city.