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9 Reasons Why New Orleans Is One Of America's Most Unique Cities

New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in America. Between the great food, history, culturally rich community and live music, you will be sure to have an unforgettable time. Here are 9 things that make New Orleans truly unique.

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1. Mardi Gras

History, culture, live music, creative costumes, eccentricity, dancing in the street....need I say more?
Mardi Gras New Orleans / Via mardigrasneworleans.com

History, culture, live music, creative costumes, eccentricity, dancing in the street....need I say more?

2. Voodoo Culture

Embrace the 2nd most haunted city in the U.S. by visiting voodoo shops, museums, etc.
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Embrace the 2nd most haunted city in the U.S. by visiting voodoo shops, museums, etc.

3. Plantation Tours

Learn the history of plantations and slavery in New Orleans, how these plantations operated.
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Learn the history of plantations and slavery in New Orleans, how these plantations operated.

4. Conference Centers and Banquet Halls

Surprisingly, NOLA has some fascinating locations to host special events, including the National WWII Museum. Get away for the weekend while hosting a meeting at one of New Orleans' unique conference centers.
The National WWII Museum / Via nationalww2museum.org

Surprisingly, NOLA has some fascinating locations to host special events, including the National WWII Museum. Get away for the weekend while hosting a meeting at one of New Orleans' unique conference centers.

5. Live Music...All The Time

What is New Orleans without music? Soak in the culturally rich street music all day long in NOLA.
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What is New Orleans without music? Soak in the culturally rich street music all day long in NOLA.

6. Swamp Tours

Take a tour on the bayou and encounter wildlife, former plantations, graveyards and more.
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Take a tour on the bayou and encounter wildlife, former plantations, graveyards and more.

7. Bourbon Street

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is known for its bars and bringing the NOLA community together.
Nola.com / Via photos.nola.com

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is known for its bars and bringing the NOLA community together.

8. NOLA Cuisine

Gumbo, crawfish, jumbalaya, and beignets are just a few traditional foods that won't make you want to leave New Orleans.
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Gumbo, crawfish, jumbalaya, and beignets are just a few traditional foods that won't make you want to leave New Orleans.

9. Ghost Tours

Indulge in NOLA's haunted history by going to one of their scheduled or private ghost tours.
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Indulge in NOLA's haunted history by going to one of their scheduled or private ghost tours.

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