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There's a lot more to New Orleans than just Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras. In October 2007, a CNN poll ranked New Orleans as the #1 city in the US for live music, cocktail hours, flea markets, antique shopping, nightlife, wild weekends, girlfriend getaways, and cheap food.

You can take a jazz dinner cruise on one of the last remaining steam-powered river boats, take a Voodoo Cemetery Tour, watch a Vaudeville show, or dine on Oysters Rockefeller in the restaurant that created this world-famous dish.

New Orleans is perhaps the only city in the US that is famous for having its own cuisine, and the seafood here is as good as it gets. Although the French influence is best known, the food in New Orleans has a wide variety other influences including Spanish, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Southern American, Indian, African, British, Irish, Italian, German, Albanian, Greek, and even American Indian.

While the food of New Orleans is widely popular, New Orleans is best known as the birthplace of jazz. Make sure you don't miss the Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters. In the evening, New Orleans really comes alive and the jazz clubs here are second to none. So head on out and discover this amazing city.