New Orleans Ranks #3 City in the World


Travel publication Rough Guides has named New Orleans the #3 destination in the world.

“THERE ARE A LOT OF PLACES I LIKE, BUT I LIKE NEW ORLEANS BETTER.”

Bob Dylan (musician)

A decade on from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is back. Not just as a tourist destination, but as one of the world’s most exciting places for food and music. There are now more than 1400 restaurants in the city – that’s double the amount before the hurricane rolled in – and NOLA’s music scene is back in the swing of things, most audibly in the Upper Ninth Ward’s brightly painted Musician’s Village, purpose-built to rehouse performers who were displaced by the storm.

The top ten places are:

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. Málaga, Spain
  3. New Orleans, United States
  4. Hamburg, Germany
  5. Nizwa, Oman
  6. Wellington, New Zealand
  7. Belgrade, Serbia
  8. Birmingham, England
  9. Yangon, Myanmar

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