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The Big Easy is a delectable gumbo of red-hot jazz, historic streetcars, lacy French-colonial balconies, powdery beignets, and zesty Cajun cuisine. Its unique blend of Southern hospitality, eccentric tradition, and unabashed debauchery give it a distinct character unlike anywhere else in the United States. The city's tourism sector has recovered steadily since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In fact, the city had more visitors in 2010 than in any other year since the hurricane.

Why Go

For Creole cooking, jazz in the French Quarter, and a laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) spirit.

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