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Although Florida is known as the Sunshine State, the weather on this day was overcast, windy and raining at times, although rain jackets were optional. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

Although Florida is known as the Sunshine State, the weather on this day was overcast, windy and raining at times, although rain jackets were optional.

Andrew gets a private tour from Captain Trey, who leads the airboats right through the sawgrass and cattails and helps each visitor experience the trip of a lifetime. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

Andrew gets a private tour from Captain Trey, who leads the airboats right through the sawgrass and cattails and helps each visitor experience the trip of a lifetime.

With safe operation speeds of 30 to 35 miles per hour, airboats are the best — and most fun — method of transportation in the Everglades. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

With safe operation speeds of 30 to 35 miles per hour, airboats are the best — and most fun — method of transportation in the Everglades.

Sawgrass Recreation Park opened in 1981 and is located on the edge of the famous Everglades, which comprise over 1.5 million acres in south Florida. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

Sawgrass Recreation Park opened in 1981 and is located on the edge of the famous Everglades, which comprise over million acres in south Florida.

Check out our travel guide to ringing in the New Year in New Orleans with friends, family or that special someone.  From food to fireworks, we’ll tell you where to find the exciting side, the romantic side and even the family-friendly fun side of the Big Easy. Of course, if you’re looking to party while on vacation, we have the insider tips to cover that too.

Celebrate the New Year in New Orleans

Whether you're looking for a romantic couples weekend or a family-friendly vacation, New Orleans is the place!

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Die Badende (The Bather), Hamburg, Germany - 40 Unusual and Creative Statue and Sculpture Art

Captain Trey's tip for spotting alligators: Look for the large areas of grass that has been folded over. Gators might not be there, but they were there — a good clue that you're on the right track. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

Captain Trey's tip for spotting alligators: Look for the large areas of grass that has been folded over. Gators might not be there, but they were there — a good clue that you're on the right track.

In Mississippi I hung out the window of my parents's station wagon and screamed "Help! I am being kidnapped!" O.K. again I was young but I swear my evil sisters put me up to it...

In Mississippi I hung out the window of my parents's station wagon and screamed "Help! I am being kidnapped! again I was young but I swear my evil sisters put me up to it.

Wife of tenant farmer cutting piece of ham in smokehouse near Pace, Mississippi. Background photo for Sunflower Plantation (1939 Jan)

Wife of tenant farmer cutting piece of ham in smokehouse near Pace, Mississippi. Background photo for Sunflower Plantation

Alligators' jaws are fiercely strong. They use their sharp teeth to snatch and secure their prey. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

Alligators' jaws are fiercely strong. They use their sharp teeth to snatch and secure their prey.

The "chase" boat captain and second camera crew are ready to follow AZ and Captain Trey as they hunt for alligators. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

The "chase" boat captain and second camera crew are ready to follow AZ and Captain Trey as they hunt for alligators. Image: © Adrian Danciu / Kinocut Pictures, LLC

The couple’s vast collection of folk art covers the interior walls like a modern day version of the storied Parisian salons. “We like to pile it on thick,” Emily says with a laugh.

House Tour: A Colorful, Art-Filled New Orleans Home

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