A Destination That Pleases All the Senses
New Orleans has an incredibly rich musical and culinary heritage, which makes it one of the best holidays in the world.
The USA is full of iconic musical destinations. From Memphis, Tennessee to Austin, Texas, America’s musical heritage really does take some beating. One of the essential places to go if you’re a music lover though, has to be New Orleans. This Louisiana city is famed for both its jazz and blues, and tourists flock there to soak up some of its incredible atmosphere.
If that sounds like your idea of a great time, listen up! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about dining out and catching some blues music in this wonderful city.
New Orleans is considered to be one of blues music’s spiritual homes, and it’s a big part of what makes it such a popular travel destination. If you’re looking to catch some of the city’s best musicians in action, where should you go? Well, it’s fair to say that New Orleans is home to many great music venues, but there are some that are in a league of their own.
BJ’s Lounge in the Bywater is a true American ‘dive bar’, and retains much of the atmosphere that made New Orleans so special in the first place.
Ooh Pooh Pah Doo Bar, named after the Jesse Hill song, is another great place to spend the evening. This old-fashioned juke joint may nod to the past, but you’ll find some of the freshest talent in the city here too. Of course, we couldn’t not mention The House of Blues, where you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic night too.
It’s not just the music that makes this city famous though. New Orleans has one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in the world. So what makes it so special? That’s down to the melting pot of different cultures that the city is made up of.
Creole and Cajun traditions along with influences from African-American communities make New Orleans food and eateries unlike any you’ll find on earth.
Another fantastic restaurant is Commander’s Palace, which won the award for best restaurant in New Orleans three years in a row. They specialise in Haute Creole cuisine with a modern twist – their crab bisque is really great.
Last but not least is Upperline. You’ll not only find great food and plenty of wines here, but you’ll get to spend time in a restaurant that is at the heart of the community.
If you’ve decided that some time in New Orleans is going to be your next holiday, then don’t forget to get some American travel insurance. You’ll be protected against medical care costs, loss of property and last minute cancellation. So the only thing you have to do is concentrate on having a good time. Trust us, that’s not hard in New Orleans!
Enjoy your trip!
So there you have it – your guide to dining and live music in this uniquely wonderful city. Those who have been to New Orleans say that it’s a place that can’t be described or matched. So why not find out what makes it such a one of a kind city? You’ll have the time of your life eating and dancing like a true blues legend.