• New Orleans has several nicknames: the Big Easy, the Crescent City, the City of Yes, Hollywood South, and The City That Care Forgot.
  • It’s a melting pot of cultures: Indigenous, African, French, and Spanish, & others.
  • The games of Poker and Craps originated in NOLA.
  • New Orleans is known as the birthplace of Jazz.
  • The Second Line Tradition (processional ritual) of weddings, funerals, and large gatherings was brought to New Orleans by enslaved Africans.
  • New Orleans is world-famous for Mardi Gras, Creole, and Cajun culture and cuisine.
  • The slogan of New Orleans is: “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” – translated as “Let the good times roll!”
  • The city of New Orleans is approximately 58.1% African American (Census.gov Quick Facts)

For more information about places to stay, things to do, and where to eat in Crescent City, start planning your visit at https://www.neworleans.com/ and https://welcomeneworleans.com/.