Make New Orleans Your Next Trip and Discover the Delights of its Arts and Food Festivals

No comments

Singapore is always brilliant, but every once in a while we need a break. For those who enjoy the arts and fancy something a little bit different, look to the USA for inspiration. The likely choices are usually the East and West coasts, with Broadway in New York and the home of cinema in Hollywood, Los Angeles. However, for those with a bit of an adventurous spirit, New Orleans makes the perfect destination. For night owls, it truly is the city that never sleeps with a range of late night bars and entertainment; by day, its bubbling eclectic arts scene has enough to satisfy even the hungriest of culture vultures. With its colonial past and melting pot of cultures, New Orleans actually has a lot in common with Singapore but there’s an untold world of culture to explore there and here are some tips on where to begin.

Enter a caption

Singapore is always brilliant, but every once in a while we need a break. For those who enjoy the arts and fancy something a little bit different, look to the USA for inspiration. The likely choices are usually the East and West coasts, with Broadway in New York and the home of cinema in Hollywood, Los Angeles. However, for those with a bit of an adventurous spirit, New Orleans makes the perfect destination. For night owls, it truly is the city that never sleeps with a range of late night bars and entertainment; by day, its bubbling eclectic arts scene has enough to satisfy even the hungriest of culture vultures. With its colonial past and melting pot of cultures, New Orleans actually has a lot in common with Singapore but there’s an untold world of culture to explore there and here are some tips on where to begin.

CE78A906-799A-47AB-9D38-DF9599BACF96
Loew’s State Theatre – New Orleans

Where to go to the theatre

New Orleans has a long theatre tradition dating back to the 1700s when the French founded the city as the colony La Nouvelle Orleans. Nowadays you’ll find everything from touring Broadway musicals to live art – the theatre scene in New Orleans is buzzing with shows to see. In Singapore we’re famous for the different cultures that influence the city-state and for how we also seek inspiration from the international platform. New Orleans is a place to indulge that desire for the different: the city is known for its year-round festival atmosphere into which the theatre fits beautifully. The city even has a fledgling fringe theatre festival which plays host to an array of international experimental theatre companies.

041F2DE4-FF2D-40F9-B3D6-53D1C2A692A9
National Fried Chicken Festival 2017

Where to eat

We’re lucky in Singapore to have access to a range of great American restaurants and eating in New Orleans is likely to make you crave it even more. There are so many great places to eat in New Orleans and the Creole and French influences on the city are evident nowhere more than in its food. You could try a Po Boy for some true New Orleans cuisine but the ultimate dish has to be fried chicken. Fried chicken recipes abound throughout the USA and, true to festival form, New Orleans hosts the Fried Chicken Festival every September to celebrate the best chefs.

French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana
Colonial French Quarters. Source blog.rismedia.com

Where to sleep

New Orleans’ jazz bars and arts festivals draw people from many walks of life. Playing host to anyone from budget travellers to those with a little more luxury in mind, the city isn’t short of choice when it comes to finding a place to rest your head. If you want to be in the thick of cultural New Orleans, stay in the colonial French Quarter where you’ll find yourself a stone’s throw from the best galleries, restaurants and bars that New Orleans has to offer. If you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter to come home to after a long day of exploring the city, try Algiers. The neighborhood is a short ferry ride away from the main action but the city’s oldest and most peaceful neighborhood will offer an idyllic setting in which to rest your head.
New Orleans is buzzing with life and there’s something for everyone in Louisiana’s gem city. Ditch the East coast and the West and head South for a trip with heart and soul.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s