Bourbon Street is the core of New Orleans' nightlife. It is a street that runs the length of the historic French Quarter, and is lined with bars, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. For parents traveling... more
Better to take this type of tour in the cooler months if possible. I grew up prowling the swamps around New Orleans, and the heat- humidity makes it feel like it is 110deg. in the shade. (heat index)... more
Follow St Charles Street from Canal St, through the Central Business District, and after a mile or two you'll hit the Garden District. This area is full of huge houses with big gardens from the 1840s... more
Perhaps one of the most recognizable scenes of New Orleans, Jackson Square with the St. Louis Cathedral is a must-see of New Orleans. You will find this square in the heart of the French Quarter after... more
Good suggestions thus far:
Three other suggestions I will add are:
1) Take the street car to the Garden District - Some very good restaurants in the area. Commander's Palace is one we have eaten... more
PLEASE DO NOT RIDE IN THE DONKEY CARRIAGES...IN THE FRENCH QUARTER OR ANYWHERE!!
I see horrible things happening to these poor beautiful animals daily..I LIVE IN THE FRENCH QUARTER!! Unfortunately, I... more
New Orleans has many "above ground" cemeteries in town due to the fact that much of the city is at or below sea level. this one is just North of the French Quarter. Do not go here alone at night it is... more
a fun thing to do in new orleans is to take a mississippi riverboat cruise. there are several replica riverboats docked near the east end of canal street and next to the riverwalk shopping center.... more
There are many different group bus tours available in New Orleans that will take you to the plantations and swamps. We opted for the cheaper and more flexible approach and decided to do our research... more
The Riverwalk is a peaceful spot, with just a few beggars and homeless musicians as well as a good amount of tourists checking out the dikes and realizing that the Mississippi River *is* above the... more
Saint Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. It was established in 1789 following the great fire of 1788. There are a few graves of famous people in the cemetery... more
The official name of this church is: Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France, and this says all! France, the elder daughter of the Roman Catholic Church, Louis IX, the saint king of France,... more
After stopping by Cafe Du Monde, this is an interesting place to wander around. Within the market, there are a number of independent little places to shop - you'll see groceries, food, knick-knacks,... more
As part of our conference, the scheduled activity was a 'ghost tour' through the French Quarter. The tour consisted of hiking through a couple of places throughout the Quarter, then our guide would... more
If staying in the French Quarter/Business District, Catch the Green Line on Royal Street and it takes you through the Garden District/uptown. $1.25 per person (owe way) and lasts around 1 ½ hours to... more
Two Hour cruise only costs $18.00
cruise and lunch $27.50
The ticket offices of the Steamboat NATCHEZ and Riverboat John James Audubon are located at:
Steamboat Natchez Ticket Office
Toulouse Street... more
I brought my brother here when he came for a visit, and I have to say I can't remember when I've had so much fun playing dress-up! You get free beads with the tour, and while you wait for a short film... more
The World War II Museum in New Orleans (formerly the D-Day Museum) is well-researched and beautifully laid out, focusing not only on the Normandy invasion but also on other aspects of World War II.... more
First, I'd like to allay any fears that anyone has about this place. No one is going to put a spell on you, turn you into a zombie, or even try to convert you.
Second, as the owner of this museum... more
During the parades:
Watch them on St. Charles Street. It is a fun, laid back atmosphere with a lot of families.
Watch them on Canal Street. Being very close to the cess pool known as the... more
An excellent day, or three, for a family or anyone who loves wildlife and nature.
Enjoy Audobon Park, a key feature of uptown New Orleans. Find it along St. Charles Ave, across from Tulane, or on... more
As Audubon Park is rather big and quiet, there is some wildlife, specially, birds; yo may spot some nesting colonies of Heron above the small river running through the park or see Ibis (picture 1)... more
Near the south East corner of the city park you can see a monument (a sculpture) dedicated to the city after the Katrina catastrophe, showing pride and courage of the locals, their love to their... more
It all started seven years ago for me, when I was single in college and playing rugby. Every year, New Orleans' (or Nawlins to locals) neighbor city, Baton Rouge had its annual rugby festival. Yearly...