What are some things to know before visiting New Orleans?

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Karen Dalton Beninato

Some things to know before visiting New Orleans are the nature of its evolving neighborhoods. Whereas 10 years ago Bourbon Street was the first place a visitor would think of for music and revelry, Frenchmen Street is the new cultural hot spot with the most popular bands in the city showing their chops in nightly concerts. The crowd ranges from world travelers to local hipsters taking in the scene.

The Bywater is another neighborhood on the ascend if you're a lover of the arts and pop culture. Galleries abound, alongside pop-up restaurants and food trucks. New Orleans is an ever-changing city with an old soul, so do your research in advance if you want to visit a new New Orleans no matter how many pilgrimages to the Crescen City you've logged.

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