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Summer in New Orleans
Summers here are hot. We're talking alligator sausage jambalaya doused in (NOLA specialty) Crystal Sauce kind of hot, so plan your days in the shade and save historic cemetery tours and strolls through the burgeoning Marigny for evening. High tourist season is spring, so take advantage of summer's lower prices, and still experience festivals like the Cajun-Zydeco Festival at the Old U.S. Mint, and the Bastille Day celebrations in July. After all, the true art of the South was developed in the heat. Sip a mint julep, speak a little more slowly, and savor the smell of jasmine in the air - it's summer in NOLA.