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Verified travelerOct 20, 2019
FOOD. IS. AMAZING. Honestly, some of the best food you'll ever try. Bourbon street can be slightly sketchy at night, so don't travel alone!
Visit New Orleans during spring Carnival season for one of the world’s most exuberant Mardi Gras celebrations. Explore this exciting city in any season to enjoy its music and signature foods.
The “Big Easy” has more than 80 music clubs. Walk along the streets of the French Quarter to listen to jazz and other genres in the birthplace of music greats Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. Preservation Hall offers intimate acoustic concerts more than 350 nights a year. Find a zydeco dance club and shimmy to the sounds of accordions and washboards.
In the restaurants around Jackson Square sample the city’s distinctive dishes, including spicy jambalaya, catfish po’boys, blackened Cajun specialties, sugar-covered beignets and sweet tea. Look up at the three spires of the St. Louis Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church standing where worshippers have gathered since 1727. Next door, the Cabildo museum provides a look at important pieces of the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Tour the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and its Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orlean’s City Park.
For a glimpse of the country’s past, visit the National World War II Museum. Listen to oral histories, see life-size photographs and inspect recovered artifacts. View tombs of local families at the gothic Lafayette Cemetery, established in 1833.
Have outdoor fun with boating or fishing on Lake Pontchartrain and indoor fun watching the New Orleans Saints playing football in the Superdome. See the exotic animals at the Audubon Zoo and watch colorful butterflies in its Butterfly Park.
Watch floats being made at Mardi Gras World overlooking the wide Mississippi River. Leading up to Easter every year, individual krewes of New Orleans stage more than 50 parades and concerts over several weeks in celebration of Mardi Gras. Put on a colorful costume and catch some beads thrown from floats to join the Carnival fun in the exciting city of New Orleans.
Live Music, Dancing and Entertainment
Personal accounts, films and artifacts provide a thorough and informative look at World War II.
This communal park in the French Quarter has a deep-rooted connection to local artists and musicians.
You can enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to French Market, a popular shopping spot in Vieux Carre District. Discover the top-notch restaurants and renowned jazz scene in this walkable area.
Bask in a beautiful and historic green space that is also home to several major attractions, including a zoo, a golf course and stables.
Start your exploration of New Orleans with the many attractions on this buzzing pedestrianized street, which is located right in the heart of the downtown area.
Get an inside view into preparations for one of the world’s most famous annual festivals.
Hop aboard an authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddle boat bound for the Mississippi River and waterfront views of New Orleans. While you cruise, experience the magic of days gone by as the a live jazz band sets the tone with catchy tunes and Dixieland favorites.
Catch sight of spirits and tantalize yourself with tales of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires during our most popular walking tour of the French Quarter. Travel to several of the city's most haunted locations, soaking up stories about the Ghost, Voodoo, Vampires & Witches….
Step aboard one of last authentic steam-powered sternwheelers for a memorable cruise around New Orleans on the Mississippi River. Hear stories of the Big Easy's rich history as you tap your feet to acclaimed live jazz music from the Dukes of Dixieland.
Take an eye-opening look into American history with visits to your choice of 2 of 3 prominent plantation homes (Whitney, Oak Alley or Laura Plantations) along the Mississippi riverfront.
Uncover the wild side of the Big Easy as you visit friendly creatures at 2 of the city's attractions. Check out the massive mammals and creepy crawlies at Audubon Zoo and then enjoy an intriguing look at underwater species with a day spent at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA Guests will be guided on a tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. Duration: 45 minutes
Verified travelerOct 18, 2019
Tons of entertainment. My fave was dining with live music.
Drink well in the Big Easy
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Murderous madames, blood-thirsty vampires, voodoo vixens—not all of New Orleans’ inhabitants are with the living.