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Show your kids a good time, while staying in New Orleans, by taking them to Audubon Zoo, which can be found on Magazine Street, where they can get a close look at numerous amazing animals, gathered from all over the world and housed in their natural habitat.


Visit the Aquarium of the Americas, located on Canal Street, featuring state-of-the-art exhibits for visitors of all ages, including showings of submarine habitats of South and North America, as well as the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest, filled with thousands of fish, reptiles and colorful birds.


Explore the Musee Conti Wax Museum, situated on Rue Conti, where you can see live-sized, costumed wax figurines of the people who made New Orleans and Louisiana famous, such as President A. Jackson, musicians Pete Fountain and Louis Armstrong, and Jean Lafitte.


Visit the breathtaking New Orleans Museum of Art, on Collins C. Diboll Circle, situated in the beautiful City Park, where you can see amazing art works, made by famous artists from across the globe, including displays of Southwestern Native American art and paintings made by 19th-century French Impressionists.


Sports & outdoor events

Every year, in February, New Orleans hosts the Rock & Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & Half Marathon, which is considered to be one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in the state. The 2010 edition was held on February 28, and attracted nearly 6000 enthusiastic runners from all over the region.


The course was set through the city streets of New Orleans, including the downtown district, revealing some of city's most beautiful features and architectural `jewels`.


If your trip to New Orleans is in February, be sure not to miss this fabulous, fun filled, appealing event, considered to be a `must see`, when visiting the city!



There are numerous fun and entertaining celebrations, held throughout the year, in New Orleans, and some of the most popular and favorite ones are listed below. Check it out!


March: New Orleans Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day.

April: New Orleans Jazz Fest (April-May), New Orleans Quarter Fest.

May: Greek Festival.

June: Oyster Festival, A New Orleans Vieux to Do.

July: Essencefest.

August: New Orleans Satchmo Summer Fest.

September: New Orleans Seafood Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival.

October: Halloween in New Orleans, Voodoo Fest.

December: The Holidays in New Orleans.



New Orleans' shopping scene is as appealing and as varied as the city itself! There are plenty of great shopping spots in the city, for every budget, priced from `discounted` to `upscale`, including everything in between.


Even though there are plentiful great malls in the area, the city's shopping scene is more `traditional`, consisting mostly in old-style market places.


Here, the historic districts and luxury centers are dedicated to arts, concentrating on specialty shops, galleries and boutiques, offering art-loving visitors one-of-a-king `treasures`.


If you're on a `short` budget, during your stay in New Orleans, try the local markets, where the majority of shopping items are more conveniently priced.


To get an idea about what the city has to offer, check out the top 10 list below, which contains some of the most popular and favorite shopping spots in New Orleans!


- Riverwalk Marketplace, Address: 1 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Antique Gallery 811, Address: 811 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Elliot Gallery, Address: 540 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Francesca's Collections, Address: 333 Canal Street, #219, New Orleans, LA.

- Crescent City Farmers Market - Saturday Market, Located in the Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA.

- The French Market, Address: 1008 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Jackson Brewery, Address: 600 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA.

- The Shops at Canal Place, Address: 333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA.

- Bayou Threads, Address: 529 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA.


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