Visit New Orleans
From restaurants to attractions, shopping and landmarks, there is an abundance of things to do and places to see for the whole family in New Orleans.


Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter Audubon Aquarium of the Americas immerses you in an underwater world. The colors of the Great Maya Reef come alive in our walk-through tunnel, while our penguins and Southern sea otters are visitor favorites. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks and rays in the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.

Information and photo courtesy of Audubon Nature Institute.


French Market
For over 200 years, the historic French Market has been an enduring symbol of pride and progress for the people of New Orleans. While the Market has existed on the same site since 1791, each new decade and governing flag has brought dramatic changes to the Market and helped to secure its special place in the hearts of the people of New Orleans. What began as a Native American trading post on the banks of the mighty, muddy Mississippi River on the site chosen for the City by the French, has become a cultural, commercial and entertainment treasure which the Crescent City proudly shares with the world. Find out more about this six-block shopping experience at frenchmarket.org

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The French Quarter
Millions of visitors each year explore the time and foot worn streets of the Vieux Carre. They shop, eat, drink, dance and delight in the sights and sounds of a historic old Quarter in a port city that is all at once European, Caribbean, African, American and wholly unique. To plan your visit to the French Quarter, visit frenchquarter.com

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Mardi Gras World
Historic tours, ghost tours, swamp tours – there are plenty of tours in New Orleans. But for a real, behind-the-scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras, there’s only one definitive experience: the Mardi Gras World tour. The tour allows you to see firsthand what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year. Walk through the hard work and extensive planning that goes into this grand event when you tour Blaine Kern Studios, an operating workshop that has created breathtaking floats for Mardi Gras and other parades around the world since 1947.

Information courtesy of mardigrasworld.com. CC image courtesy of Viewminder on Flickr.



The National WWII Museum
Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum’s online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.

Information and photo courtesy of The National WWII Museum



Café Du Monde
The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French-style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year.

Information courtesy of cafedumonde.com. CC image courtesy of Viewminder on Flickr.
City Tours
According to TripAdvisor rankings, these are the top 10 tours to take in New Orleans. From the St. Louis Cemetery, to the Garden District, French Quarter, Family Tours and more, there’s a tour for everyone in NOLA.
  1. New Orleans Secrets Tours
  2. Lucky Beans Tours
  3. Buzz Nola Bike Tours and Rentals
  4. Tours by Steven
  5. Canoe & Trail Adventures
  6. Flambeaux Bicycle Tours
  7. Nola Gondola
  8. Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours
  9. New Orleans Architecture Tours
  10. New Orleans Urban Adventures