LIVING IN NEW ORLEANS
“Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
Situated on the Mississippi River 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's a brilliant mosaic of culture, food and music. You'll find brimming bowls of gumbo, late nights in jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods and tantalizing festivals throughout the year.
The city’s natural beauty as well as its musical and architectural heritage has been marveled over for centuries. As a cultural destination, New Orleans is unparalleled. Our famous food, nightlife, and hospitality are internationally renowned. Events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest bring visitors from around the globe. Other cultural offerings include the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoological Gardens, New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera and the Essence Festival. The region is famous as a sportsman’s paradise with limitless recreational opportunities. New Orleans also hosts the Saints and Hornets professional sports teams, and the Zephyrs Triple-A baseball team.