New Orleans Things to Do

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  • 1. Jackson Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....

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  • 2. French Quarter

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the sites or...

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  • 3. Bourbon Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    My friend and i am moving to Florida and stopped by bourbon st. He got 40 dollars from us because he asked us about a free boot polish and put shampoo on our boots wiped it off and demanded 20 dollars...

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  • 4. Swamp Tours

    A must do in New Orleans is to take a swamp tour into the bayous to spot alligators and other wildlife. We took Cajun pride swamp tour located about 25 miles west of New Orleans in fernier along lake...

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  • 5. St. Louis Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This was our second visit to New Orleans and we hung outside the church on Sunday morning till after service so we could get a quick look inside. We were only inside for about 10 minutes. There was a...

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  • 6. Cemeteries

    The St Roche cemeteries are across from each other. No 1 has the prosthetics eerie room in the chapel and marble statues of religious scenes. St Roche No 1 is the most impressive unusual cemetery. ...

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  • 7. 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...

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  • 8. Audubon Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is considered one of the leading aquariums in America. It was the last of the major attractions in New Orleans that I visited. Maybe because I was a little tired...

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  • 9. French Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    We came across the market and it was a fun place to browse around and pick up any souvenir you wanted. Also good place to grab something to eat or drink.. We did all 3 there .. but mostly it was fun...

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  • 10. Walking

    Walking the streets of New Orleans is a 'must do'. There are 2 main streets, Bourbon Street which comes alive at night and Decatur Street. We found Decatur Street the best for gift shopping....

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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Garden District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Weather you walk around on your own or take a tour .. this was interesting. The cemetery there wasn't open the day we went and it was our last day but enjoyed looking at the old mansions and their...

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  • 13. Places To See

    These were my top picks. Beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde is a must. Good for breakfast, brunch, or after a night of drinking some. They offer milk, cocoa, tea and juice also. If you want a...

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  • 14. Audubon Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Audubon Zoo is a fun place -- take the St. Charles streetcar or John James Audubon and make a whole afternoon of it. Examples of the wildlife there: an Asian elephant who does tricks, a black bear...

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  • 15. Cafe Du Monde

    4 out of 5 stars

    I don't get the hype about this place. I liked it better than Cafe Beignet but not by much. Maybe I just don't like beignets? While the sack handed to me was filled with fresh, hot out of the fryer...

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  • 16. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 17. Steamboat Natchez

    4 out of 5 stars

    Being the cruise queen on VT I have to check out cruises wherever I go. New Orleans was something special. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to experience a paddle steamer on the...

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  • 18. 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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  • 19. National WW2 Museum

    5 out of 5 stars

    The WWII Museum is the best museum I've ever been too. It's interactive, it's beautifully done and it has amazing information. Plan nearly a full day if you want to go. I spent 3 hours just in the...

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  • 20. Walking Tours

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 21. Carriage Rides

    We were wandering up the road towards Jackson Square. The horse and carriages were lined up. We spoke to the first driver and he said - "Y'All speak funny. Where ya from?" Well that had us in fits of...

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  • 22. Ghost Tours

    If getting drunk on Bourbon Street isn’t your idea of a fun evening, take a New Orleans ghost tour with French Quarter Phantoms. It’s an interesting and educational way to see the French Quarter. I...

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  • 23. Streetcars

    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...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Audubon Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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)...

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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. ;)