Exciting & exhilarating experience: New Orleans has it all – food, culture & fun

By Jakob S. Miller
Times-News correspondent

The scrumptious beignets and café au lait at Café du Monde are a great way to experience some of the food New Orleans has to offer. / Jakob S. Miller, Times-News correspondent

For a city that is still actively recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in recent U.S. history, New Orleans is still full of life and culture. From the infamous nightlife on Bourbon Street to the scrumptious beignets and café au lait of Café du Monde, this city possesses the foundation to make lifelong memories. In many cities, there are a few destinations that define the entire city (i.e., Orlando and Disney World,) however, New Orleans is not one of those places.
There is lots of energy and history on every crack in the road and building corner. There is almost too much history to take in, with lots of exceedingly interesting tidbits found in the spooky yet exhilarating cemetery and several museums. Another fun and affordable way to experience the city is the trolley cars, an amazing way to explore. New Orleans also is no stranger to a good story, whether that be the disgraceful tale of Madame LaLaurie, or Marie Laveau’s popularization of voodoo in the city, which is still present today. The food speaks for itself, taking heavy influence from the French and others, again exploiting the rich blend of cultures. If New Orleans isn’t already on your radar for a great city to visit, you should certainly think about putting it there.

Jakob S. Miller is a rising sophomore at Southern Alamance High School and a Teens & 20s writer.

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