New Orleans Culture

New Orleans is comprised of an eclectic mix of cultures: Cajun and Creole. French and Spanish. German. Latino, Irish and African. This collection comprises the distinctness of New Orleans that you won't find anywhere else - the food, the accent, the music and the architecture are all one of a kind. 

We hope you will take the time to explore the city and take in some of the things that make New Orleans, New Orleans. Here are just a few cultural highlights:

Visit the city's numerous multicultural museums. There's the Backstreet Cultural Museum, with an extensive collection of jazz funeral and Mardi Gras memorabilia, located in Treme, the oldest African American neighborhood in America. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art highlights a variety of New Orleans artists. The Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans tells the story of early Irish immigrants to the city. 
Backstreet Cultural Museum - Explore New Orleans Traditions – Go Guides

New Orleans is known around the world for its food! You shouldn't miss beignets at the iconic Cafe Du MondeThe Parkway Tavern is your spot for po'boys and cocktails. Looking for something a bit more on the dive bar side? Coop's Place is a NoLa institution. Antoine's is an upscale restaurant close by in the French Quarter, known for, among its many accolades, being the oldest continually-operating restaurant in the country and creating oysters Rockefeller. 
CAFE LE MONDE, Ayr - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

New Orleans is synonymous with music. Snug Harbor, located just on the edge of the French Quarter, has been playing live jazz music seven nights a week since the 1980s. Second Lines are jazz parades that happen every Sunday around town. You can view an upcoming list here. Preservation Hall has been a cornerstone in the New Orleans music scene since 1961, and hosts a variety of musical acts, from jazz to gospel to fusion.
New Orleans Second Line Parade | History and Traditions