Best Things To Do in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Major tourist attractions in New Orleans include the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Jackson Square, New Orleans City Park, the Louis Armstrong Park and the National World War II Museum are some of the other New Orleans attractions. New Orleans sightseeing also involves trips to the Mardi Gras World, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans African American Museum and 1850 House.

Below we have a list of things to do in New Orleans and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your New Orleans getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to New Orleans with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in New Orleans

Here is the list of things to do in New Orleans and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Frenchmen Street

    Food And Drinks, Streets

    The Frenchmen Street is located close to Bourbon street and is the best way to soak in the nightlife and the shopping pulse of New Orleans. The Frenchmen streets is loved for its live music haunts and you will often find locals and tourists here dancing to some fabulous local bands not just in clubs but out on the streets as well. The food compliments the ambiance and if you love to shop local...Read more
  2. Preservation Hall

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    Preservation Hall

    Performance, Concert, Hall

    The Preservation hall is the only venue where you can here Traditional New Orleans Jazz concerts and is the center of the city’s Jazz music culture. The Preservation hall is noted for the revival of dying Jazz music during the 1950’s and in the early 60’s- With a handful of jazz artists,started arranging rehearsal sessions which soon became popular in its own niche. Today any...Read more
  3. R T A

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    R T A
    RTA-streetcars are a poplar way or getting around New Orleans as you ride ina piece of history itself. The streetcars cover the downtown and near the Mississippi river and as you sightsee while you are travelling through the city, you are sure to love the rides for its inexpensive fares and fabulous accessibility. Day passes are preferred by tourists to make the most out of the streetcars as t...Read more
  4. Metairie Cemetery

    Cemetery, Sculpture

    The Metairie Cemetery is known for its elaborate tombstones and structures which are found all around the 150 acre cemetery. Formerly a race track, today the place- even though a resting place for the dead, is visited for the Brunswig mausoleum, the Moriarty monument, Estelle Theleman Hyams monument and many other highlights. The Moriarty monument is the tallest privately owned monument in the...Read more
  5. Immaculate Conception Church

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    Immaculate Conception Church

    Church, Religious Site

    The Immaculate Conception Church completed in the 1930’s resembles the original church built on the same ground in the 1850’s. The church and is loved for its Venetian Gothic Revival and Moorish Revival influenced design. The stunning golden alter made in France gets your attention straight away as you enter the church and the beautiful stained-glass art and Byzantine revival touche...Read more
  6. Historic New Orleans Collection

    Art And Culture, Historical Site

    The Historic New Orleans Collectionconsists of historical buildings and all its stories to keep the history of New Orleans and the Gulf South alive. The institution was established in the 1960’s and includes many historic buildings in the French Quarter and has about a million items spanning over 3 centuries! The Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, ...Read more
  7. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


    The Lafayette Cemetery No.1 is the resting place for many famous personalities including Judge Ferguson of the Plessy vs Ferguson, the Brunie family (known for their contribution to Jazz music) and Brigadier General Harry T. Hays who led the 1st Louisiana Brigade. Movies Double Jeopardy in 1999 and Dracula 2000 in 2000 are filmed at this cemetery. Take a walk around the cemetery to see the old ...Read more
  8. Saint Louis Cemetery

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    Saint Louis Cemetery


    Located close to the French Quarter, the St. Louis Cemetery No.1 is listed in National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery was established in in the late 18th century and is the resting place of some of the best known icons of New Orleans. Etienne de Bore, Daniel Clark, Paul Morphy and Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau are all buried here. The highlights of the cemetery are the wall vaults, famil...Read more
  9. Saenger Theatre

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    Saenger Theatre

    Performance, Theatre

    The Saenger Theatre is popular for hosting  popular international artists  and is proudly called the ‘Grand Dame of the South’. The theatre originally established in the 1920’s had its share of damage during the Hurricane Katrina and was reopened in 2013. Today, the theatre’s state of the art design, renewed amenities and a long list of popular performances- al...Read more
  10. Magazine Street

    Food And Drinks, Streets

    Magazine Street is a shopper’s paradise. Small boutiques that sell one of a kind products, antique shops that make for a great way to gift shop, craft shops where you can buy small handmade goods and art galleries that showcase breath-taking art in all forms- nothing gets better than this. The whole street’s hustle-bustle comes to life in the evening and the nearby restaurants and c...Read more
  11. Old River Road Plantation Adventure


    The Old River Road Plantation Adventure is where time has stood still and where the stories of Creole, slave auction, maroons, slave revolts and Voodoo come to life and engross you with its history. The place preserves the slave cabins, the historic grounds and the San Francisco mansion and a tour here with a professional guide takes you through one of the most important chapters in human histo...Read more
  12. Faubourg Marigny

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    Faubourg Marigny


    Faubourg Marigny is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in New Orleans and is loved for its non-touristy pubs and cafes that are perfect to explore the nightlife of the city. Much contradictory to the more popular Bourbon street, the place is loved for its old buildings, beautiful architecture and a more authentically ‘New Orleans’ ambience. If you like to explore places like the local...Read more
  13. French Market

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    French Market


    The French Market has it all- a flea market, a farmer’s market, small eateries where you can grab a quick bite and live music that completes the ambience. If you love to shop, you will love the variety of clothes, jewellery, art, artefacts and the sheer variety of food available here. Evenings see the market at its busiest and if you want to shop local (and at a good bargain), a visit her...Read more
  14. Canal Street

    Neighborhoods , Streets

    Sailing the Mississippi river is intrinsic to the New Orleans experience and the Canal Street / Algiers Ferry has a history of sailing the river since 1827! The ferry rides make for a perfect way to see the city light up after dark and if you are travelling with children, the rides are apt for your curious kids. The surrounding neighbourhood of Algiers is full of cafes, restaurants and architec...Read more
  15. Harrah's Casino

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    Harrah's Casino

    Food And Drinks, Casino

    The Harrah's Casino New Orleans has 113 table games, 20 Poker tables and a whooping 1873 slot machines that invite gamblers to try their luck. The Mardi Gras theme of the Casino are perfect if you still want the New Orleans’s ambience. The Casino is at its bets during evening hours and as you sip on some delicious cocktails and try your luck winning more than you loose, you are sure to ha...Read more

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