New Orleans Things to Do

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  • 26. Cabildo and Presbytere - Louisiana 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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  • 27. Jean Lafitte National Park

    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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  • 28. Lake Pontchartrain

    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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  • 29. Mississippi

    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. Preservation Hall

    Admission to Preservation Hall is first come-first seated. No advance tickets, no reserved seating. There are six wooden benches, and a series of pillows on the floor. If you are not one of the lucky...

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  • 31. Superdome

    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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  • 32. Old Ursuline Convent

    In 1727, the King of France sent 14 Urusuline nuns to New Orleans to provide education and healthcare in the colony. After tentatively establishing themselves in a succession of makeshift residences,...

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  • 33. Canal Street and CBD

    Between the French Quarter and the Garden District is the Central Business District, probably the second most famous area of New Orleans. Traditionally called the American Quarter, this was the part...

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  • 34. Historic Walking Tour

    If you are coming to New Orleans anytime soon, whether it be the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras, you HAVE check out Creole PubCrawl. They go around to some really interesting bars and restraunts in New...

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  • 35. Beauregard - Keyes House

    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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  • 36. 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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  • 37. Louisiana State Museums

    One of the things we stumbled across while walking through the French Quarter was the old US Treasury Mint, which was converted recently into a state museum. The ownership changed hands in the 1960s...

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  • 38. 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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  • 39. Washington Artillery Park

    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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  • 40. New Orleans Museum of Art

    The New Orleans Museum of Art is suppose to be the finest art gallery in the Southern American States. It is pretty comprehensive in it's collection but I would not go out of my way to visit it unless...

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  • 41. Jazz

    there are a few things in new orleans you wont want to miss...one of them being the rebirth brass band @ the maple leaf lounge..I took the street car there.. but you might prefer to take a taxi...I...

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  • 42. Spanish Plaza

    It is common in Spain for there to be an area in the center of the city called the Plaza de Espana. There is one in Madrid and one in Seville. In New Orleans, the Plaza de Espana was a comfortable...

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  • 43. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

    One of the newer additions to the National Park Service's portfolio is the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, which is located off Decatur Street in the heart of the French Quarter. This small...

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  • 44. St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line

    This streetcar is a long-standing icon of the main New Orleans area. The drab, green cars run on electricity from Canal street through downtown and the Garden District all the way past the...

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  • 45. Schools/universities

    New Orleans is home to several universities, but the ones I am best acquainted with are Tulane and Loyola Universities, conveniently located side-by-side on St. Charles Avenue. The two universities...

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  • 46. New Orleans School of Cooking

    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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  • 47. Museums

    New Orleans hosts a variety of museums, mainly concentrated in the French Quarter, but with many others spread about the city. You will find unique elements of American History--such as The Old U.S....

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  • 48. IMAX theatre

    It was extremely cold, and we did not have the clothing for it, so we got the streetcar down to the water front and went to the Aquarium. We got to the aquarium about 11 and Bob is thinking about...

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  • 49. Pirate's Alley

    william faulkner spent his early life near oxford mississippi and moved to new orleans in 1925. faulkner was awarded a nobel prize for literature in 1949 and two pulitzer prizes for his novels "a...

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  • 50. Jax Brewery

    the historic jax brewery building was built in 1891 and was designed by architect dietrich einsiedel. for decades this was the main brewery for new orleans local jax beer. today the jax brewery is a...

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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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