Scenes from New Orleans and Super Bowl XLVII

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For the first time since Katrina, New Orleans will once again play host to the Super Bowl as the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers prepare to square off on Sunday. This is the tenth time the city, best known for letting the good times role, will have welcomed football’s biggest spectacle tying them with Miami for the most. Six of those Super Bowls have been played in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

Fans from around the globe will flow into the Crescent City enjoying their Muffuletta sandwiches and tasty Beignet pastries.

But the star of the show is football. Fans will be able to head to the city’s convention center to participate in the NFL Experience, an interactive theme park where they can get autographs or toss the pigskin around.

Or you can head to the French Quarter the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. There you can listen to street musicians play a variety of instruments as they work for their tips. The most famous street in the French Quarter is Bourbon Street best known for it’s many bars and restaurants where tourists can sample the local cuisine.