Aurea Experience ‘18 is being held in the vibrant city of New Orleans on the 4th and 5th of December. Although we have quite an interesting and busy agenda, we would strongly recommend you do some sight-seeing while you are there. Here’s a list of our four ‘Must See’ things in “The Big Easy.”
1. A Steam Boat Trip
Hop aboard The Steamboat NATCHEZ, the last authentic Steamboat on the Mississippi River, and journey back in time to when cotton was king. Visit the steam engine room and listen to live Jazz while enjoying Creole food and the views of the beautiful shoreline.
2. Jackson Square
This historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the size of a city block and overlooking the Mississippi River, is one of the most popular destinations in the city thanks to its open-air artist colony, museums, restaurants and merchants. Try the local spicy cuisine and why not snap up a painting or two?
Located just outside the French Quarter, Frenchman Street is often considered the heart of New Orleans’ music, food and culture. The trendier area to explore is the southern part that lies in the Faubourg Marigny/ Bywater neighborhood. It has an unbeatable street scene, without the seedier elements of other areas, and locals, as well as tourists flock here.
4. Live Music/Jazz Bars
New Orleans is synonymous with Jazz, as it is universally considered the birthplace of the genre, so a visit to the city wouldn’t be complete without having a listen at one of the many music venues. Some of the best places to listen to Jazz are Preservation Hall, Davenport Lounge, Maple Leaf Bar and Fritzel’s European Jazz Club. Music can be heard nearly everywhere and not just jazz; soul, funk, bounce and rap all have their place too.