New Orleans Things to Do

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  • 26. Lafayette Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Take the Charles Ave. Streetcar to Washington Ave., walk two blocks south, and you'll find Commander's Palace on your left and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on your right. Enter through the gates on...

  • 27. Mississippi River

    Levees line both sides of the Mississippi. From up here on top you can take a seat and watch the Big Muddy as it nears the sea. The big crescent is obvious as the river turns from the bridge, past the...

  • 28. 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...

  • 29. 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...

  • 30. 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...

  • 31. Streetcars - St Charles Avenue

    If you plan on going for a ride on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, you might as well make it all the way to the Audubon Park/University District. Like the Garden District, this part of the city was...

  • 32. 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...

  • 33. Jean Lafitte National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The single most decisive America victory of the War of 1812 happened here but unfortunately due to slow communications it happened a few weeks after the peace treaty had been signed. It was hear that...

  • 34. River Cruises

    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....

  • 35. Local Life

    YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free, 12-week concert series with food and drink for sale to benefit the Young Leadership Council. Local artisans also sell their work in the Artist Village near the...

  • 36. 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...

  • 37. Ideas

    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...

  • 38. 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...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. Beauregard-Keyes House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Built in 1826 for Joseph Le Carpentier, the house has seen various owners come and go through the years. One owner’s Swiss wife added the garden in the 1830’s though that was later built over. Top...

  • 41. Jazz

    If you like Jazz this is the place .. lots of it here. Our first visit I was expect zydeco music but they informed me that "low country music" .. and seemed offended at the question. Honestly not a...

  • 42. Plantation Tours

    Visit the plantation country! If you have a car it's about 40 miles out of New Orleans. If not, be careful about what tour company you use. Some tour operators pay bellman $20 for each person they...

  • 43. Louis Armstrong Park - Congo Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    We found this park by chance in the evening and came back in the afternoon to get some pics when we could see better. This park had sculpture and art .. it also had homeless and some trash. Lots of...

  • 44. Old Ursuline Convent

    4.5 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....

  • 45. 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...

  • 46. Preservation Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One thing you will instantly be aware of when you visit New Orleans, is that it is a city which thrives on music--JAZZ and ZYDECO among the most popular!! Music is in the air in every part of the...

  • 47. Cemetery Tours

    New Orleans is full of amazing history. The city is surrounded by grave yards that hold so many stories of days gone by. I actually enjoy walking through grave yards and reading the stone heads. I...

  • 48. Joan of Arc

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • 49. 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...

  • 50. Superdome

    4.5 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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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. ;)