New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans is located in the Mississippi River Delta on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain. The area along the river is characterized by ridges and hollows.
The most important places to visit in New Orleans are: Mardi Gras (which means “Fat Tuesday” is what New Orleans is most known for. Millions take part in the carnival and enjoy its parades and balls), Saint Louis Cemeteries (historic cemeteries constructed in the 18th century, burial sites were built above ground since the city is below sea level), St. Louis Cathedral (located in iconic Jackson Square, this national historic monument is the oldest continually operating cathedral in the country), French Quarter (one of the most famous neighborhoods of America. Enjoy the historical architecture, jazz clubs and restaurants) and many more.