Join us in New Orleans for Rally 2013 - where European traditions blend with Caribbean influences. A place where Haitian and African Creoles were instrumental in creating jazz and Cajun Zydeco, legendary cuisine and a history as colorful as the local architecture.
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge - only 15 minutes from the French Quarter. There are over 24,000 acres of fresh and brackish marshes and coastal hardwood forests, all within the city limits of New Orleans, making it the nation's largest urban National Wildlife Refuge.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - the preserve's 23,000 acres include bayous, swamps, marshes, forests, alligators, nutrias, and over 300 species of birds. Boardwalk and dirt trails wind through the preserve.
Urban bike adventure - ranked by Time magazine as one of the top 10 urban bike trips, this nine-mile tour of historic neighborhoods is a great way to see the city.
City Park - this 1,300-acre park features a botanical garden, arboretum, amusement park, art museum, and numerous historic structures.
Louisiana Paddle - beautiful rivers, bayous, lakes, canals, reservoirs, ponds and marshes are scattered throughout the state. Canoe or kayak your way through Louisiana.
Culture and History
New Orleans features over 1,300 restaurants. Have fun eating your way through this amazing city!
Institute for New Orleans History & Culture - learn more about the Cajun and Creole foods of the city.
WWOZ - music celebrating the cultural heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Preservation Hall - in the heart of the French Quarter, this jazz performance hall features nightly concerts.
Mississippi Blues Trail - experience the Blues where they were born.