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Best of June in New Orleans

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The good times continue to roll during the summer months in New Orleans, and it’s something of an in-the-know secret to visit in June. You can soak up the sunshine as you attend a food or musical festival, explore world-class museums and cultural institutions, or simply sashay through the centuries-old French Quarter with a snoball—a refreshing treat of finely shaved ice and flavored cane sugar syrup. Read on for the scoop on how to make visiting the Crescent City in June a breeze.
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Top seafood restaurants, like Drago’s and Acme Oyster House, set up shop in Woldenberg Park on the riverfront near the French Quarter for this annual June festival, returning in 2017 from June 3rd to 4th. You name it, they make. Newbies to this...
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You can’t throw a rock without hitting a restaurant touting creole tomato dishes during June, the peak harvest season. Still, the best place to celebrate this crop in its many forms is during the Creole Tomato Festival, a three-decade tradition...
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945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Plan on spending the better part of a day at the National World War II Museum, even if you profess limited interest in history. This fine, sprawling museum—formerly the D-Day Museum—is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, and...
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New Orleans, LA, USA
Get ready for two days of two-steppin’ in Louis Armstrong Park where dozens of Cajun and Zydeco bands strum fiddles, squeeze accordions, and get even the most reluctant dancers tappin’ their toes at this annual festival (June 24-25, 2017). Acadian...
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New Orleans, LA, USA
Catch a breeze while riding an iconic New Orleans streetcar on the oldest continuously operating streetcar system in the world. Five lines now transport locals and visitors all over town, and it’s just $1.25 per ride—or you can download an all-day...