New Orleans Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Paul2001
  • The Confederate Memorial Museum
    The Confederate Memorial Museum
    by Paul2001
  • Momuments/Statues
    by Ewingjr98

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in New Orleans

  • 1. Plantations

    I highly recommend leaving the societal cess pool of New Orleans, and driving about two hours to The Myrtles in St. Francisville, La. Deemed "the most haunted house in America" by The Wall St....

    more
  • 2. Swamp Tours

    We drove for more than an hour to Jean Lafitte which is on the edge of the Jean Lafitte Barataria Preserve section. We went out in a pontoon boat, and while it was cold, it wasn't so cold yet that...

    more
  • 3. Garden District

    The St Charles Avenue trolley takes you from Canal St in the French Quarter across the uber scenic Garden District. We caught the trolley right across from our hotel, the Intercontinental. The...

    more
  • 4. Food and Drink

    the faubourg marigny can kick bourbon streets ass...its hard to describe this area...the blocks are comprised of triangles..squares...frenchman seems like it becomes decater...bourbon veers off and is...

    more
  • 5. Voodoo

    We drove by this house on the free shuttle van to Mardi Gras World. The driver said we'd get in free with the wrist band that showed we had paid the admission to Mardi Gras World, and that we could...

    more
  • 6. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

    My wife and I went to a college reunion a year ago and stayed at Hotel Dauphine. We discovered JL's Black Smith Shop while on a carriage ride and beat our tired feet back as soon as we could. We...

    more
  • 7. Momuments/Statues

    The Robert E. Lee Monument was constructed in 1884, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is located in Lee Circle, on the edge of the Central Business District...

    more
  • 8. Vacherie

    The Plantation is called Oak Alley because of these trees. There were 28 live oak trees planted in the 1700s from a early settler from his house to the Mississippi River. They line the gardens and is...

    more
  • 9. Parks

    Audubon Park is located right across the street from Loyola and Tulane Universities, so it is a popular place for students in the afternoons during the school year. The park offers a variety of...

    more
  • 10. Cemeteries...

    As we were finishing up our city tour, and just before we went to City Park, we passed the Greenwood Cemetery and I took this picture from the bus. We didn't get a chance to tour it. This is the...

    more
  • 11. Cajun Country

    The word Cajan comes from the word Arcadian. The Arcadians were French settlers in the Maritime Providences of Canada. They were thrown out (Le Grand Dérangement) of Canada by the British in 1775, and...

    more
  • 12. Lake Ponchartrain

    Lake Pontchartrain is one of New Orleans most hidden secrets to tourist. Lakeshore Drive is a series of parks over looking Lake Pontchartrain. you can enjoy the scenery, boating, fishing, biking, ride...

    more
  • 13. Ferry to Mardi Gras World.

    We took the free (to pedestrians) ferry over to Algiers. The ferries go from the New Orleans side (east) on the hour and half hour. They go from the Algiers side (west) on the quarter hour and quarter...

    more
  • 14. Locals

    NOLA Walkabout - (www.nolawalkabout.com) - A Walkabout is unlike any Tour in New Orleans. There's no planned or scripted itinerary. You experience "The Big Easy" as the Locals do; spontaneously,...

    more
  • 15. ON the Beaten Path

    And Further Rides Again? Well, the merry troupe hits Nawlins each year for Mardi Gras, and 'Stella' arises from the river's edge to carry itself in a wail through the Quarter, past the Cathedral,...

    more
  • 16. Gay Life

    New Orleans is known as a party town, but it's also home to a large and frequently very flamboyant gay community. In the French Quarter, you'll find the gay clubs to be located primarily on Bourbon...

    more
  • 17. Aquarium and Zoo

    The Aquarium and IMAX Theatre aren't Off the Beaten Track. They are after all at the river end of Canal Street. But although they aren't one of the 'traditional' sights that one thinks of when one...

    more
  • 18. Body Painting

    Politics and religion aside, the Taleban is not the vicious bunch of thugs that the media paints them out to be. They are enlightened enough to have an annual beauty pageant, held conveniently at...

    more
  • 19. Media (Books & TV)

    If you get down to NOLA anytime soon you'll hopefully be able to catch them filming K-Town. Right now its a pilot show about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Can't really tell much from the...

    more
  • 20. Shops

    The Sharper Image - in New Orleans Riverwalk shopping centre, right in front of the entrance facing the aquarium and Spanish Plaza - has a set of comforting, relaxing massage chairs. They're there for...

    more
  • 21. The Confederate Memorial Museum

    The Confederate Memorial Museum is a small museum dedicated to the war effort by those men who fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The...

    more
  • 22. lower ninth ward

    the lower ninth ward is an area of new orleans that was devastated by hurricane katrina in 2005. this low income neighborhood was flooded by a levee break...

    more
  • 23. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    The Pharmacy Museum, billed as America’s first licensed pharmacy, sits only a few blocks from America's first licensed brothel. Apparently New Orleans had lots...

    more
  • 24. Cornstalk Fence on Royal Street

    There are three cornstalk fences left in New Orleans, two of which I got to see. The most famous one can be seen at the Cornstalk Hotel, located at 915 Royal...

    more
  • 25. Literary sites in New Orleans

    For some people with a literary mind, it's pratically impossible to see a streetcar go by on Canal Street without thinking of Blanche DuBois and Stanley...

    more
  • New Orleans Hotels

    306 Hotels in New Orleans

    879 Reviews and Opinions

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about New Orleans? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: New Orleans

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

78 travelers online now

Comments

New Orleans Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of New Orleans off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for New Orleans sightseeing.

View all New Orleans hotels