New York Times names New Orleans the best place to visit in 2018

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – As The City of New Orleans celebrates it’s 300th year, The New York Times has just named the city one of the best places to visit this year.

The paper named New Orleans as the number one place to visit in 2018 out of 52 cities.

The city was described as vibrant and undefinable:

“There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot. And that diversity expresses itself in a multitude of ways that define New Orleans in the American imagination: music, food, language, and on and on. Though it’s been a long recovery from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans isn’t just back on its feet, it is as vibrant as ever — particularly impressive for a 300-year old,” – The New York Times

The Times also mentioned the city’s tricentennial, highlighting developments underway in the city as well as local businesses to enjoy.

“In honor of its tricentennial, there are events scheduled throughout the year. Other planned developments include a $6 million makeover for Bourbon Street, streetcar service expansions and additions to the Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City (including a new outdoor bar) and, in early 2019, the Sazerac House, a visitors center and cocktail museum,” – The New York Times

The article also touts the diversity in the city being a highlight of every trip to the Big Easy.

“A burst of hotel openings and the city’s always excellent and diverse restaurants (Compère Lapin, Marjie’s Grill, DTB and other recently opened spots are celebrating that diversity) and bars (Latitude 29, Portside Lounge) only sweeten the deal for travelers looking for tastes of all that America can offer,” -The New York Times

For more tricentennial events, click here. 

For events happening in New Orleans this weekend, click here. 

To read what other cities made the New York Times list, click here. 

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