New Orleans Things to Do

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  • 1. Bourbon Street

    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...

  • 2. Swamp Tours

    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)...

  • 3. Garden District

    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...

  • 4. French Quarter

    The French Quarter, well, I should have researched it a little better. We were expecting lots of Jazz clubs (not that I like jazz), bands playing, lots to see and do, and beautiful buildings. What we...

  • 5. Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras season begins in New Orleans with parades and festivities during Carnival. Mardi Gras Day or “Fat Tuesday” is always 47 days prior to Easter Sunday. It’s the last day of the Carnival season...

  • 6. Jackson Square

    The Square itself was quiet when I was there, but it is surrounded by all sorts of activity. Carriages line up on Decatur Street in front of the square waiting for passengers, and street performers...

  • 7. Cemeteries

    The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery #1 was founded in 1789. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the burial sites are elaborate above ground vaults and...

  • 8. Plantations

    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...

  • 9. Cruise the Mississippi

    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....

  • 10. French Market

    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,...

  • 11. St. Louis Cathedral

    The St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously occupied cathedral in the United States. It was originally built in 1720. (The parish has been continuously occupied, but the building itself has...

  • 12. Riverwalk

    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...

  • 13. Audubon Zoo

    I took the St Charles Avenue streetcar out to Audubon Park and Zoo as part of a planned independent tour of the several districts and attractions in that part of the city. I also visited the Uptown...

  • 14. St. Louis Cemetery 1

    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...

  • 15. Ghost - Haunted - Cemetery Tour

    I definitely recommend taking a guided tour of the New Orleans cemeteries - they are very interesting and distinctive of New Orleans. Although it is possible to buy a guide book and go by yourself...

  • 16. Voodoo

    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...

  • 17. Mule drawn carriage

    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...

  • 18. D-Day Museum

    The National World War II Museum used to be known as the D-Day Museum. The reason behind locating a museum dedicated to D-Day and other amphibious landings during the course of World War II was that...

  • 19. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

    Right at the Algiers Point Ferry landing, this is a huge Aquarium complex with all the fishies you could want! Gorgeous plaza outside (Riverwalk) for the kids to run around and expend...

  • 20. Cafe Du Monde

    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...

  • 21. Algiers - Mardi Gras World

    I took the boat across the Mississippi with a friend and walked along the riverfront. About 10 minutes or so and then we climbed down a very steep, grassy hill to get into the storage space of Mardi...

  • 22. Street Cars

    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...

  • 23. Lafayette Cemetery

    Lafayette Cemetery #1 is located at Garden District. It was established in 1833, it’s one of the oldest in the city and you can many different burial methods. It’s not a huge one and we felt...

  • 24. Audubon Park

    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)...

  • 25. City Park

    City Park is one of America's greatest and largest urban park. In fact it suppose to be larger than New York's Central Park. The park is 1,300 acre (5.3 km²) in size. It was laid out in the mid 1800's...

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Comments (1)

  • CruisingGoddess's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    I hope to visit New Orleans one day soon.

    • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
      Dec 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      What! G, come on! Mardi Gras is pure joy. Live Life! "Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler" :-)

    • giampiero6's Profile Photo
      Dec 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      Hahaha...every local will tell you, experience NO during other times for the real deal. But as you can see from my Halloween pages, I do love a big carneval. ;)

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