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Get jazzed for Louisiana

What’s your New Orleans? Is it traditional cooking? Cool jazz? Classic cocktails? Taste the cultural gumbo that only New Orleans, Louisiana, knows how to dish out.

With more than 1,400 restaurants, award-winning New Orleans chefs produce dishes for your taste buds and your soul. French, Spanish, African, German and Caribbean flavours all merge to create Louisiana’s distinctive cuisine, from powdered beignets to crawfish étouffée to seafood jambalaya.

Also, be sure to soak up the history of the city with a cocktail tour—how about a Grasshopper at Tujague’s, where it was invented? (Beware: you might run into the cross-dressing ghost of Julian Eltinge here.)

And since music is part of the city’s DNA, expect it around every cobblestone bend, from jazz funerals to jam sessions on street corners to world-renowned festivals. Is that a second-line parade rolling down the street? Pick up a feathered fan and join in!

Then head out of the city to uncover Louisiana’s great outdoors, where you can paddle through cypress forests, camp by a bayou and bike through ancient live oaks… all in the same day! (You might spot a gator or two along the way.)

Not unlike music, history is everywhere you go in Louisiana, from the shotgun homes of New Orleans to the French colonial structures of the southeast, where art blends seamlessly into architecture.

Yes, Louisiana is a place like no other. And it’s sure to keep you coming back time and again.

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