New Orleans is a fun and vibrant city with ample activities to suit everyone. The weather in the Big Easy is usually nice, but the summers are hot and humid. When you are planning what you're going to do, make sure you allow time to get out of the sun. Many of the things you will find to do here have cultural appeal. Even walking around or taking the streetcar from one place to another can be entertaining if you take your time.

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Colorful buildings, cast iron balconies and an upbeat vibe lure people to the French Quarter. You can find a host of things to do here. It spans six blocks over which you will find a host of offerings from fresh seafood to souvenirs. Much of the open air market is covered, so you can take a break from being in the sun while you peruse the wares of local merchants.