New Orleans Things to Do

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  • 26. Presbytere - Louisiana State Museum

    The Presbytere is located on the right side of the St. Louis Cathedral. It is actually two museums in one. On the ground floor are exhibits dedicated to Hurricane Katrina and also to earlier...

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  • 27. Walking

    The narrow streets of the French Quarter are good for wandering around. There are lots of small shops (including souvenir and culinary shops), art galleries, and other businesses waiting for you to...

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  • 28. Museum of Art - NOMA

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Outside of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a magnificent sculpture garden known as the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. This probably the best and largest sculpture garden I have ever visited. On display...

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  • 29. Mississippi River

    As a European kid I loved the exotic name of this river, to read the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in the beautiful humoristic and picturesque style of Mark Twain, or the accounts of...

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  • 30. Carriage Rides

    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...

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  • 31. Voodoo

    Even if shopping is not one of your highest priorities, you will want to visit Reverend Zombie's House of Voodoo Shop...if you dare! I got chills up and down my spine when I entered the door! A...

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  • 32. City Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 33. Lake Pontchartrain

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you like exercising on a bike (I mean a real one, not a torture device you may have in an apartment or find in the health (?) clubs of hotels), why not go to Lake Pontchartrain, just to see how it...

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  • 34. Washington Artillery Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Washington Artillery Park, formerly Founders Park is right off of Decatur St. There is a small ampitheater for street performers. While we were there, there was a street performance by a youth...

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  • 35. Jean Lafitte National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Learn about the history and culture of New Orleans and the surrounding area at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, with one of the visitor centers located in the French Quarter. The exhibit is...

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  • 36. Superdome

    4 out of 5 stars

    We saw the Superdome on the way in from the airport, and of course when we took the New Orleans tour, they mentioned it again. On their website, I thought that it looked like a giant hamburger all lit...

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  • 37. Oak Alley Plantation

    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...

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  • 38. Architecture

    NEW ORLEANS Whenever I get the chance and I have the neccesary transport I always like to look at the city's and suburban local style of architecture.Visitors to New Orleans ,I would imagine ,(like...

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  • 39. Old Ursuline Convent

    4 out of 5 stars

    This old convent is the oldest building in the entire Mississippi Valley. It was established in 1752 by The Sisters of Ursula. It was used to teach school, house orphan girls and to tend to the ill....

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  • 40. Cookery Classes

    5 out of 5 stars

    We decided to sign up for a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking based on all the great reviews this activity usually gets, and trust me, the reviews had it right! Not only did...

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  • 41. Beauregard-Keyes House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Beauregard-Keyes house is named after its two most illustrious residents, General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, who took part in the American Civil War, and Frances Parkinson Keyes, a...

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  • 42. Jazz Fest

    While I can help you with lots about New Orleans itself, Kate, I don't know how helpful I would be for "insider information" for the JazzFest, per se. I have not been to the JazzFest in more than ten...

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  • 43. Pontalba Buildings

    The 1850 House is located in the Lower Pontalba Buildings and is now part of the Louisiana State Museum. Visitors are invited to go on a self-guided tour of the former residence, and there's plenty of...

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  • 44. Joan of Arc

    Of course, everybody knows that Jeanne d’Arc is the holy patroness of France, but I did not know she was a revered person in New Orleans, but after all, French were rulers here for some time, and they...

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  • 45. Harrah's Casino

    Last minute decision to eat something at Harrah's and play a few games, we sat at a bar with poker games for awhile---as long as you are playing, the drinks are free! Had a few and then moseyed down...

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  • 46. Riverwalk Marketplace - CLOSED

    the riverwalk market is a shopping and entertainment venue located on the mississippi river next the convention center in the warehouse district. the riverwalk market is home to a number of specialty...

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  • 47. Canal Street

    Argueably the most famous street in New Orleans is Bourbon Street. Canal Street must be a close second. When I do a search on Bourbon Street in New Orleans I get half a million hits, and about the...

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  • 48. Creole Queen Paddlewheeler

    This was our first cruise on a Paddlewheel boat! It was well worth it. This was a Battlefield lunch cruise. The food was authentic Cajun food, just what we were looking for on our first New Orleans...

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  • 49. Cabildo - Lousiana State Museum

    The Cabildo was built by the Spanish in the late 1790's as their seat of government. It was the site of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 of the transfer. Today it houses a very fine...

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  • 50. Katrina Tours

    Grayline offers a several hour bus tour of areas affected by Katrina, and I felt like I got my money’s worth from it. We saw areas in all stages of recovery (or lack of it) and the new pumping...

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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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