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Fun Things to do in New Orleans


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New Orleans is a charming and romantic city. You can spend all day walking around admiring the beautiful architecture and eating delicious southern food. There is always something happening in the city like blues on Frenchmen street or a craw fish broil in someone front lawn.


Best time to go

Busy season March and July. When most festivals are happening

Get a deal from January - February (low season)

Best time to go mid September - mid November.


Fun city facts and activities

    Walk down Bourbon street in the french quarter

    See a parade - there are tons of them starting Jan.6th and ends Easter.

    Visit the NOMA (main museum and sculpture garden

    Concerts at layette square

    Spend the day in city park
City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    French Quarter (happening)
    Marigny (cheap close to the action)
    Garden district (quiet)
    Bywater ( stay with the locals)

Food Specialties


    Fried praline filled beignets @ Loretta's

    Po Boys (cheap eats at Erin Rose)

    Mom and pop's are everywhere like Willie Maes yummy fried chicken

    Quirky restaurants (jackomos, looks like its straight out of fear an loathing las Vegas)

New Orleans Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a Haunted Tour: Explore some of the most haunted places in New Orleans and hear stories of the city's mysterious past.

2. Visit the Voodoo Museum: Explore the history and culture of voodoo in New Orleans and learn about its practices and rituals.

3. Explore the Cemeteries: Visit the city's famous above-ground cemeteries and see the unique and ornate tombs and mausoleums.

4. Take a Swamp Tour: Explore the wetlands of Louisiana and see alligators, turtles and other wildlife.

5. Take an Airboat Ride: Go for an unforgettable ride through the bayous and swamps of Louisiana.

6. Visit the City Park: Spend the day exploring the park's beautiful gardens and attractions.

7. Visit Mardi Gras World: Get an inside look at the process of making Mardi Gras floats and masks.

8. Tour the

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Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. Explore the French Quarter.
2. Take a carriage ride.
3. Play and learn at the Louisiana Children's Museum.
4. Eat Creole cuisine.
5. Listen to live jazz.
6. Sail the Mississippi River aboard Steamboat Natchez.
7. See butterflies and other bugs at the Audubon Insectarium.
8. Be amused at Carousel Gardens and Storyland Theme Parks.
9. Look for alligators on an airboat swamp tour.
10. Taste beignets, king cake, and other Big Easy sweets.
11. See amazing parade floats up-close at Mardi Gras World.
12. Go under the sea at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
13. Listen to a fortune teller in Jackson Square.
14. Wander through the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
15. Play miniature golf at City Putt.
16. Visit animals at the Audubon Zoo.
17. Gain insight into New Orleans' resilience and celebration at The Presbyt̬re Museum.
18. Learn history at the National WWII Museum.

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City data and FAQ 

What is New Orleans most known for?
Food, music (Cajun, Zydeco, Funk and Swampbilly), historical sites, the National WWII Museum, the Mississippi River and being this years Murder Capitol of the United States.
Jon Donley Lives in New Orleans (1997- Present)

The architecture, the people's culture, the vibe, the food, the history and the artistic aesthetics in everyday life.
Vann Junkin - Lives in Hartselle, AL

New Orleans is known for, The French Quarter; Jazz; Food; Mardi Gras; The Saints; A Streetcar Named Desire.
Jesse Spangler - Lives in York, PA

Did is it worth visiting New Orleans?

If you visit New Orleans for a few days, enjoy the scenery, eat at great restaurants, hear some jazz music, and tour the historic sites.
Dave Bowman - Lives in Texas

New Orleans is a great place. Visit, its got magic in it. Come. Walk the quarter. Listen to music. Eat. Go to a parade. Enjoy.
Steven Michael Lives in New Orleans

Are two days enough to visit New Orleans?

Two days should be enough to do some sight-seeing, and eat at great restaurants.
Dave Bowman - Lives in Texas

45 to drill down and experience diverse parts of town. Also depends on the season.
Steven Michael Lives in New Orleans

3 or 4_ One day Jackson Sq. Cabildo, French Markets, French Quarter, Cafe du Monde etc. One day WWII Museum, Lake Front, City Park One day St.Charles Ave, Garden District, Magazine St., etc. MANDATORY lunch at Commanders Palace! Optional Day Plantations outside NO, River and/or Bayou Cruise.
Dick Alexander
The food, culture, music, architecture, history (New Orleans has more places on the National Historic Registry than any other city in America), Carnival, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Essence Festival, and dozens more. And thats just the metropolitan area. The Mississippi River delta and estuary, the phenomenal ongoing project to restore the vanishing coast (the largest ecosystem restoration in the history of mankind), the marshes and swamps and hunting and fishing (the state nickname of Sportsmans Paradise is quite valid), the Cajun and Creole cultures, plantation country, the most exciting high school, college and pro football in the nationand much, much more.
Chuck Perrodin Lives in Louisiana

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