New Orleans is considered to be one of the most unique cities in the world. From the French Quarter and the food to the history, there is no place quite like it. New Orleans is also one of the oldest cities in America, founded in the early 1700s due to its strategic location at the mouth of the Mississippi River.New Orleans was deemed so important that the Louisiana Purchase was made for the primary purpose of securing the city. Today, the city has more than 35,000buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
By Kate Spencer