New Orleans January 14, 2018
9 Reasons Why New Orleans Is The Most Unique City In America
We all know New Orleans is one of the best cities in the country. The food, the history, the people, everything about New Orleans is just so unique, it’s no wonder why we are a top tourist destination. Here are 9 reasons why New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in America.
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1. Our food is the best
People travel from all over the country to try our unique cuisine, and chefs spend years learning from some of the best in the industry. From gumbo to beignets, our food simply can’t be beat.
2. The French Quarter
From an architectural standpoint, it’s absolutely beautiful. The Spanish and French style architecture mixed with creole cottages are part of what makes the quarter so special. Of course, the tourist appeal is Bourbon Street, and we can’t argue—it’s pretty unique.
3. Mardi Gras
When people think of New Orleans, generally one of two things come to mind: Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras. While we New Orleanians know that there’s so much more to this city than that, you’ve got to admit, Mardi Gras really does make the city stand out.
4. The Saints
Love ‘em or hate ‘em (and you probably love ‘em right now), they are a huge part of this city’s vibrant spirit. Who Dat!
5. The Music
We have access to live music at so many venues, bars, and restaurants that you just can’t find anywhere else. Not only in venues, but just walk around the French Quarter and you’re bound to hear some amazing music from talented street performers.
6. The festivals
French Quarter Fest, Jazzfest, Seafood Festival, I could go on and on. We have so many festivals in New Orleans, it’s hard to keep track. Starting in the spring and lasting until late fall, there’s a festival happening just about every weekend, and it’s glorious.
7. Our Cemeteries
We are so used to them, but they really are a unique part of New Orleans. These hauntingly beautiful tombs are so uniquely New Orleans.
8. The art
We have so many talented artists in New Orleans. What’s even better, is that no one loves New Orleans artists more than New Orleanians. You can walk into any home in New Orleans and I’d bet you’d find at least one piece by a local artist.
9. This Symbol
I don’t know that there’s any other city in the country that identifies with a symbol as much as New Orleanians identify with the fleur de lis. The fleur de lis has a long history with New Orleans, but after hurricane Katrina it became a popular sign of rebuilding, community, and perseverance. You can’t go two blocks without seeing this iconic symbol, either on a business, street sign, or someone’s shirt.
What’s your favorite part of New Orleans? Let us know in the comments below!