When you say the name New Orleans, a lot of people jump straight to Mardi Gras in their minds. While the celebration is certainly an integral part of New Orleans and its rich culture, there’s so much more to the Big Easy than just the annual party. What is New Orleans like day-to-day? Is it someplace you’d want to visit anytime of year? Or even consider living all year long? We’ll delve into what you need to know.

Check out this video for some ideas of things to do when you visit New Orleans! Enjoy!