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Situated on the Mississippi River 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is a unique city and hub of culinary excitement, boasts an incredibly diverse music scene, and is steeped in history and culture with centuries old architecture. The city's natural beauty as well as its musical and architectural heritage have 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 football and Pelicans basketball professional sports teams.