Food, fun and jazz in the Big Easy – an expert guide to New Orleans

Why go?

Leave Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Florida to the first-timers and head instead to New Orleans, easily the most fascinating and original destination in America.

What’s more, reaching Nola (as New Orleans is affectionately known) is now a doddle: British Airways has been flying direct to Louisiana’s favourite city since 2017. So pack your bags and get going. Just as it was for playwright Tennessee Williams – who once famously remarked, “America has only three cities, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland” – the Big Easy is sure to become a favourite.

Read more: