As predicted, I completely fell in love with New Orleans. Just as most would say, I particularly loved the French Quarter.
So I first walked to Crescent City Farmers Market, then to Lafayette Square (it’s the second-oldest public park in New Orleans, and hosts concerts etc.), Café Du Monde (is a famous open-air coffee house located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. It is a landmark and tourist destination, known for its café au lait and fresh beignets!), Jackson Square Cathedral, Louis Armstrong Park (a 32-acre park located in the ‘Tremé neighbourhood’ of New Orleans), Bourbon St, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum!
The following day I explored the Garden District. This included Lafayette Cemetery, The Rink, Magazine Street, Coliseum Street, and a few other great sites! Not to mention a delicious lunch at a well known café on Magazine Street. I always love to try new foods/food specialities from certain cities etc. so as suggested by ‘Lonely Planet’, I tried the ‘Shrimp and Grits’. I’ve also always loved the Southern cuisine! Sautéed Louisiana Gulf shrimp in New Orleans-style BBQ sauce over a bowl of grits…delicious!