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8 Things to Do in New Orleans for an Authentic Experience

There are few cities in the world with more flavor (literally) or more unique experiences then New Orleans. The Big Easy, is famous for its vibrant jazz, a fascinating history, put in place as much by events as by geography, and a rich food and drink culture. While you could pretty much savor what New Orleans has to offer simply by strolling the lively streets, there are a few stops you may want to make to make your experience authentic.

8. Stroll Bourbon St.

Regarded as gaudy and crowded by some, a trip to Bourbon St. is an essential component of a trip to New Orleans. Even if flashing neon, getting a drink from a to-go window and  loud music are not your cup of tea, you’ve got to go just to see it. To miss it would be like going to Las Vegas and not visiting the strip. If crowds are bothersome to you, visit earlier in the day. Although the sidewalks and cobblestones are populated at all hours, the day time tends to be a little less jam packed.

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