Synopsis by Alice Day
New Orleans is well known for its exuberant celebration of Mardi Gras, the most famous street fair in North America. The diversity of its cultural influences has created a unique environment with many attractions for the traveler. The lively French Quarter offers Jackson Square, where street performers play to the crowds. Bourbon Street is home to many a jazz musician, and both spicy Cajun and creole cooking is available in the many restaurants. For a welcome break in the sightseeing, a traveler can relax with a beignet and a cup of New Orleans coffee flavored with chicory.
city, culture [social culture], journey, river, sightseeing, traveling