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1) New Orleans, Louisiana
The ‘Big Easy’ of America’s south, New Orleans is located on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico and boy, does it get hot. New Orleans is famous around the world for its indigenous cuisine that draws on centuries of influences from a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. New Orlean’s inimitable Vieux Carre dates back to French and Spanish colonial times and the buildings here house a number of popular restaurants and cafes within their elegantly crumbling walls. The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is known as much for its music as it is its food and has a vibrant live music scene with bars and juke joints on Bourbon Street open all night long. New Orleans certainly has a lot to celebrate and does it in style every year with the New Orlean’s Mardi Gras, a carnival held each winter during which outrageous and fantastical costumes are the norm and the party goes on all night.