As the first consolidated city-county in the history of the United States, New Orleans and Orleans Parish occupy the same footprint. Except for a few governmental offices, there is no distinction between the two. In Orleans, you’ll find world-class restaurants, an inspiring urban landscape and the historic architecture that has made New Orleans famous. But don't miss out on the family attractions or the public parks, with their lush oak canopies. Discover City Park in Mid-City and Audubon Park in the Uptown area. Families will find wholesome fun at the Audubon Zoo (in the park), as well as the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium, within a short distance of each other, near the French Quarter. During the holidays, City Park becomes a winter wonderland with its magnificent Celebration in the Oaks light display. City Park also contains the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the nationally recognized New Orleans Museum of Art.