The glorious Garden District is one of New Orleans' most popular tourist spots, but the atmosphere is nothing like the hustle-bustle of the French Quarter. No, even on its busiest days, the neighborhood's giant, graceful mansions seem to invoke a hushed reverence among those who flock to see them.
What's there to say that hasn't been said already about Café Du Monde? It's a staple in New Orleans that requires a visit whenever someone visits NOLA. The coffee is good and beignets are excellent. Love that its open 24 hours, prices are reasonable, location couldn't be better. Give it a go on your next visit.
“New Orleans is a destination of sights, of tastes, and of sounds. Here, the sounds of the city can fill you with life. But in City Park, an oasis for natives and transplants like myself, the sounds of the Big Easy can make you feel safe. Calm.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life.
Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otter enchant you with their antics.
Located in historic Uptown New Orleans Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Unique natural habitat exhibits such as the award-winning Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle showcase the relationship between people and nature.
New Orleans' Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America's truest art forms - Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just a few short blocks from our hotel at the corner of St. Louis & Basin Streets, but you’ll need to join a tour group to visit this one. In 2015, the Archdiocese of New Orleans began restricting access to this historic cemetery in order to protect and preserve it for generations to come.
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Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance—inside you'll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing.
Lafayette Cemetery #1 is located in the Garden District neighborhood of New Orleans, approximately 10-15 min south by car from the French Quarter . Many visitors to New Orleans will elect to take the St. Charles Streetcar from Canal Street in the Quarter to the Garden District and the streetcar stop is just a 3-minute walk to the entrance of the cemetery.
Listen to live native music, or plan your visit to coincide with the area's annual Mardi Gras celebration held each spring. The weeks-long celebration is punctuated by family gatherings, plenty of food and free parades. In contrast to New Orleans' events, Mardi Gras costumes in Cajun country are rustic, homemade outfits.
The Old Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. Completed in 1752, it is also the oldest surviving example of the French colonial period in the United States. Often referred to as the Archbishop Antoine Blanc Memorial Complex, the Old Ursuline Convent also houses the Archdiocesan archives.
The park was run in 2002 as Jazzland. In 2003, Six Flags upgraded the park and renamed it Six Flags New Orleans. The park added more shaded areas as well as many new flat spinning rides, and re-branded to Six Flags' "it's playtime" theme that included the dancing old man Mr. Six.
CELEBRATING THE ARTISTIC INVENTIONS OF NEW ORLEANS. All studio sessions will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and inspired by New Orleans culture! They are designed for children ages 5-8. Camps are in the Art Trek Studio. Spots are limited to 10 artists per week. Camp is held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Based upon the founding donation of more than 1,200 works from New Orleans businessman and philanthropist Roger H. Ogden's collection of Southern art, the Museum's collection has grown to include more than 4,000 works donated from individuals and collectors from across the United States.
It'’'s no secret that the LaLaurie Mansion at 1140 Royal Street is perhaps the most popular (and feared) house in all of New Orleans. It might also be the most revered house in the city as well. (Because, you know, most folks have the tiniest bit of an obsession with it).
Pontalba Buildings Add to Historical and Architectural Prominence of Jackson Square!!!! Erected in the 1840s by Baroness Pontalba, these matching four story red-brick buildings house shops and restaurants on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.