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Explore U.S. History At The Cabildo

July 25th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The Cabildo on Jackson Square in New Orleans French QuarterThe Cabildo, in New Orleans’ French Quarter, is one of the most historically significant buildings in the country. It was the seat of government in New Orleans during the Spanish colonial period, the Louisiana Purchase was signed here, and the Louisiana Supreme Court called it home for almost 50 years.

New Orleans simply oozes with history. It’s one of the 20 oldest cities in the United States, after all. You can hardly walk the streets of the Big Easy without running across something of historical interest. If that’s why you’re visiting the city in the first place, you could do a lot worse than starting at The Cabildo on Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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A New Orleans New Year

December 27th, 2010 by bbnola

New Year's Eve in New Orleans

It is no surprise that New Orleans is a fantastic place to welcome the New Year, given the city’s propensity towards celebration. If you are looking to do something different this year on December 31, travel here and stay in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast.

The biggest party in the city takes place in Jackson Square, in front of the grand St. Louis Cathedral. Crowds can be dense, but the mood is festive and gay as folks await the dropping of Baby Bacchus from the top of nearby Jax Brewery. Once the baby bounces, fireworks fill the sky over the Mississippi River. Eventually the crowd breaks up: some folks heading to Bourbon Street to dine and dance until dawn, others heading to various spots around the city.

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