Located as the tail end of the Mississippi River is where Creole, Cajun and Soul food come to life. New Orleans (Nola) is known for its distinct music, amazing cuisine and its annual celebrations. The most popular time of the year is in spring between January and March, for Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shove Tuesday is the celebration right before ash Wednesday and the beginning of lent.
When working on a private aviation trip to New Orleans, you will land at either Louis Armstrong International (KMSY) or New Orleans Lakefront Airport (KNEW), which are located just 20 minutes outside of the city center. For inflight dining options on your departure from New Orleans, your needs can be fulfilled through the Air Culinaire Worldwide® Network. As always, it is best to plan your inflight catering needs at least 48 hours ahead for the details of your next leg, especially during peak season. The easiest way to plan and order your in-flight catering is via the ACW Menu app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices.
After arriving in New Orleans this time of year, one could not miss the festivities and decorations lining the streets, houses and restaurants. Now through March 28th is Mardi Gras season! This festival brings in over 1.2 million people every year and peak time is during the week of the 24th. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday leading up to the big day, there are parades with dancing, music, food and drinks. The streets are closed off from all traffic and people roam around freely until the sun comes up.
For the days that it too warm to be outside, head inside to see the National WWII Museum. Being the top-rated tourist destination for New Orleans and #2 for the United States, this is an unforgettable way to experience World War II. After taking in all the history, head down to the French Quarter and Jackson Square. Considered the heart of downtown rich with culture this area has all the best street performers, shopping and eats.
Nola cuisine is one of a kind and has produced many classics we know and love today. This city gave us Bananas Foster, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Beignets. To experience all this city has to offer, head to Brennan’s. The original creator of Bananas Foster does more than just serve up dessert. This iconic establishment has everything from a seafood lovers paradise to the eclectic turtle soup. Just like many other historical eateries in town French, African and Spanish cuisine combine to make visitors and locals alike, eat until their heart’s content.
New Orleans contains a combined loved of art, music and food to create an amazing experience. Whether you are visiting during peak season or in off season, this beautiful city is distinct and in a class all its own.
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