New Orleans offers a melting pot of cultures with some of the most beautiful architectural styles to be found in one place. It’s a city famous for its annual Mardi Gras Festival, but it’s so much more than that. The sound of live jazz mingles with the smell of fresh Cajun and Creole cuisine wafting around every corner to tempt the senses. And with direct flights with British Airways, visiting New Orleans has never been simpler. Popular attractions include the National WWII Museum, Audubon Zoological Gardens and Jackson Square, frequented by fortune tellers and street performers. Don’t forget to fit in a sightseeing steamboat cruise along the Mississippi River and a visit to the region’s spectacular plantations.