10 things to do in New Orleans [Pictures]
Ravens fans are ready to rush New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, emptying their pockets for tickets to the big game and scrambling for a seat on an available flight. With travel packages going for thousands of dollars, you'll want to make your stay in the Big Easy well worth it - that means seeing something beyond the inside of the multimillion-dollar refurbished Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We've come up with 10 things for Baltimore travelers to see and do in New Orleans.
For more information on lodging, restaurants, attractions and Mardi Gras, go to neworleanscvb.com. For details and schedules on the Super Bowl, go to neworleanssuperbowl.com.
-Reuters and Tribune Newspapers contributed to this article.
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The Treme( Lee Celano, Reuters Photo / February 20, 2012 )
Last year was the bicentennial of Treme, the New Orleans neighborhood highlighted in David Simon's HBO television series. The historic African-American area north of the French Quarter took its name from Claude Tremé, who subdivided and sold his holdings to a diverse group of residents, primarily free people of color. In 1812, the neighborhood was incorporated into the city of New Orleans. While the anniversary events have ended, you can tour the area and its cultural offerings, including the New Orleans African American Museum, Armstrong Park and the Edgar Degas house, once home to the famed impressionist painter (treme2012.com).
Above: Treme Brass band leads Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans