New Orleans is a melting pot of cultures – celebrating Caribbean, African and European influences. Located on the Mississippi River, regional dishes steeped in tradition such as gumbo, and po-boys are served brimming with local seafood and always finished off with a fresh beignet. This city is the hometown of jazz - therefore visiting the live music haven of Frenchman Street is a must! Don’t be surprised if an impromptu brass band street party erupts as you hop between one of the many live music venues. The gritty facades of the city tell the story of a painful history; including Creole cottages and townhouses in the French Quarter, Shotgun Houses featuring Victorian embellishments, and, double galley houses of the Lower and Garden districts.