When you go to New Orleans for vacation, a convention or
festival make the most of your trip by doing some exploring and see what else
New Orleans has to offer. Bring your camera, comfy walking shoes, and your
adventurous attitude. Here are some of the must-see attractions in New Orleans.
This is a little bit for everyone to enjoy, so here we go.
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise
Experience the dazzle of New Orleans at night with a romantic dinner cruise aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez. Journey through time on this paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner and live jazz music.
New Orleans Cemetery, Voodoo, and French Quarter Walking Tour
Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city and into St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter
Get more from the city by exploring New Orleans’ food culture with a guide. Stop by some the French Quarter’s most famous restaurants for some of the area’s most delicious food. Enjoy tastings that could include seafood gumbo, Creole brisket, and beignets. You also learn fun facts from your guide as you walk along the city streets.
New Orleans Cooking Class
Get the full Louisiana dining experience during a fun and educational New Orleans cooking class. Take a seat amongst other foodies in a converted 19th century molasses warehouse and get ready to learn and eat! Meet a lively local chef and learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. Then dig into delicious samples complemented by local beer or a sweet ice tea.
Whitney Plantation Tour
Discover more of Louisiana on a small-group half-day tour to the Whitney Plantation from New Orleans. Ride by minivan past the marshes of Lake Pontchartrain and along River Road, passing filming locations for the popular TV series ‘Queen Sugar’ and other productions. Then, join a guided tour of the Whitney Plantation and learn about the history of the enslaved and free people who once lived on the plantation.
New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
Explore one of Louisiana’s last protected wetlands on a 2-hour boat tour that includes round-trip transport from New Orleans. Depart in the morning or afternoon for Honey Island Swamp, a wildlife preserve teeming with critters such as ‘gators, wild boar, snakes and birds. Ride through the swamp dripping with lush foliage and visit a boat-accessible Cajun village with an informative local guide who sheds light on the area’s inhabitants.
Sinister Criminal Intentions – True Crime Tour
New Orleans may be notorious for its ghost stories, but the city is also home to a host of shocking true crime that’s too grisly to make up. On this adults-only evening tour, roam through the lively French Quarter with a guide who shares the gruesome details of crimes ripped straight from headlines and police reports. From the beastly LaLaurie and Trunk murders to the Katrina Cannibal, these tales are not for the faint of heart.
As you can see there is plenty for you to do in New Orleans
besides enjoy Mardi Gras. Hope you found this list to be helpful and you enjoy
some of these fun places. Need more New Orleans suggestions go here. Don’t forget to take a picture or two to share online in our private group.