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More than 17 million visitors find their way to New Orleans each year to take in the music, food and culture unique to Louisiana. But whether you visit for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, New Year's Eve or just because you're craving some crawdads, the Big Easy has some major attractions.

Here are 6 activities to add to your upcoming New Orleans itinerary:

Foodie Walking Tour

There are many ways to see the French Quarter, but with all of the mouth-watering eats in New Orleans, a guided food walking tour is a great way to eat your way through these famed streets. Not only will you be eating authentic Louisiana food but the guide will also educate foodies about some local history. Plan on three hours to complete the tour. Viator sells tickets for foodie walking tours in the French Quarter from $55, depending on how you choose to customize the activity. (And for a great hotel in the Quarter—walking distance to Cafe du Monde and the French Market—stay at the Hotel Monteleone.)