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New Orleans is one of those southern oases that people gravitate to when they want to vacate, but not travel too far. This city has risen from the proverbial ashes, brushed them off and revived itself to its normal vibrancy. So you know what that means! Time for a visit!

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You can’t just go to New Orleans without educating yourself about the city’s bustling culture, delectable eats and million-and-one things to do. We’ve made it easy for you. Check out our New Orleans travel guide below!

1New Orleans is known for a lot of things, but one of those things is food. If you’re the type that likes to eat your way through your vacation, then check out the five best places to get a delicious bowl of jambalaya: The Best Jambalaya in New Orleans

2. Essence Music Festival has taken over Nawlins and every summer, the resilient city hosts the music fest, which brings in all of your favorite soul, R&B & even Gospel acts, teamed up to bring a weekend filled with good music, good weather and good vibes. Check out our Essence Music Festival pointers: Get a Taste of New Orleans at the Essence Music Festival

3. If your time in New Orleans is limited to a weekend, we’ve got a 72-hour guide to the city that will fill up your three days with food, fun and amazing sightseeing. Check out the guide: 72 Hours In New Orleans

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4. The way the folks from New Orleans speak is just as colorful as their culture. You can’t visit this city with one of the boldest personalities of any other southern city without speaking the way the locals speak. Check out this list of New Orleans city slang to help you sound like you belong: City Slang: New Orleans

5. In order to fully embrace the Big Easy, you have to grab a hold of all there is to offer—from the mouth-watering food, to the hole-in-the-wall jazz spots and even snazzy hotels that are close enough to Bourbon Street, without being touristy. Check out this list of the hottest spots in New Orleans: New Orleans: Exploring the Best Hot Spots

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