New Orleans is a major port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana in the US. It is famous for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, corresponding cross-cultural music, multilingual heritage, and eclectic cuisines. Jazz music has its roots in New Orleans. The city culture has an eclectic mix of African, Caribbean, and European influences. If on a family trip, tourists can consider visiting the Audubon Zoo, the Storyland Amusement Park and the Aquarium of the Americas. History buffs can take cheap flights to New Orleans to explore historic neighborhoods, and the Cities of the Dead, which is home to several historic cemeteries.