N’Awlins, Crescent City, the Big Easy…New Orleans has many nicknames because there are so many different facets to the city at the tail end of the Mississippi.
In fact, it’s as close as you’ll come to visiting a foreign country without leaving the United States.
Visitors often make the mistake of sticking to the French Quarter and, granted, this is a vibrant part of New Orleans, but there’s so much more to see.
You can easily spend an entire week touring the city while paying nothing for entertainment.
Before you go, check out our list of 26 free things to do in New Orleans…including the French Quarter.