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A good way to start discovering all the stuff to do in New Orleans is checking out the Mississippi river aboard one of the numerous traditional 19th-century steamboats. Host to over 5,000 boats a year, the Port of New Orleans is the largest US port in regards to cargo volume, making it one of the most essential attractions in New Orleans.  

Along the harbor, other highlights include the two cantilever bridges that connect the Crescent City. Another of the top New Orleans attractions include the longest causeway in the world. Known as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and extending 38.

6 kilometers in length, it connects New Orleans with Mandeville. Other things to see in New Orleans include the two most popular neighborhoods, the French Quarter and the Garden District, which make up the city's historic center. Don't miss out on other New Orleans activities like a visit to the St. Louis Cathedral, the Aquarium of the Americas or the Audubon Zoo. 

If you're looking for more lively things to do in New Orleans,  check out Bourbon Street, the heart of the French Quarter and the most representative of the city's festive spirit with bars and clubs open 24 hours a day. But if you're looking for the best jazz in the city, leave the French Quarter behind and make your way to the Marigny neighborhood. 

Known as the "Cities of the Dead," New Orleans cemeteries are the some of the most picturesque places to visit in New Orleans. The most popular are Lafayette Cemetery and St. Louis Cemetery, where the remains of Marie Lavaou, the most famous widow of the 19th century, are at rest. Still wondering what to do in New Orleans? Check out other places related to the widow, like the Haunted Mansion of LaLaurie, Mystic Curio and Esoterica Occult Goods.
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