Activities & Things to Do in New Orleans: Tours, Attractions, Dining, Cruises & More

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Steamboat Natchez

Journey back in time to the classic days of steam and paddle boats along the Mississippi River with the Steamboat Natchez cruise. With this fun and exciting cruise, you can enjoy a variety of different options to make this activity perfect for you and your family including a jazz music cruise, lunch cruise, and an evening dinner cruise. Take in the beautiful sights along the river as you enjoy a delicious meal, listen to great live music, and spend time on this historic steamboat cruise.

Double Plantation Tour

Explore the past of the southern life on this Double Plantation Tour to see the deep history of the area. Choose two out of the three plantations to customize your experience and explore the historical sites during your time on this in-depth tour including the Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation, and the Oak Alley Plantation. Take a self-guided tour of the homes, slave cabins, and beautiful grounds as you learn about the rich history at each location of your choice on your next trip to New Orleans.

St Louis Cemetery Walking Tour

Enjoy the haunted history of the city of New Orleans with this walking tour of the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The cemetery opened in 1789 and is known for its unique burial method of the above-ground tombs. Along this tour, you will learn about the many famous and historical people buried at the cemetery including chess player Paul Morphy and the well-known voodoo queen Marie Laveau who lived through the 1800s and holds multiple legends and lores surrounding her.

Hurricane Katrina Bus Tour

With this bus tour of the city, you will be taken to learn about the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and see multiple sites along the way on the path of the hurricane. Head to multiple districts, a lighthouse, and the levee that broke during Hurricane Katrina. Not only will your guide teach you about the bad destruction of Hurricane Katrina, but also the rebuilding efforts to the homes and businesses of the area to show how everyone came together as a community to help one another after this devastating loss to the city. This tour will touch your heart and give you a better understanding of the powerful events that took place during the storm.

Historical Attractions / Landmarks

French Quarter

The most notable and historic area of downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter is known as the oldest section of the city. The city was founded in 1718 and developed a central square which is now commonly called the French Quarter. The district as a whole has been designated a National Historic Landmark with individual buildings and areas themselves Historic Landmarks as well. The area is filled with historic buildings from the 18th and 19th century and includes something to see and explore around every corner.

Bourbon Street

Located in the heart of the French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, Bourbon Street is famous for its bars, live music, and vibrant nightlife that has been a part of this historic street since the 1880s. 

Garden District

Originally developed in the mid to late 1800s, the Garden District holds a beautiful collection of preserved historic mansions. The street was originally developed with only a few homes per block and large landscaped gardens surrounding each home, giving the historic district its name. During the 19th-century, the lots were subdivided and became more urban with it losing a large portion of the gardens and adding late Victorian period style homes.

Jackson Square

This historic park is located in the French Quarter and played a central in the history of the city of New Orleans. The square is known for where Louisiana was made United States territory in 1803 during the Louisiana Purchase. The park includes a statue of Andrew Jackson, walkways for a lovely stroll, iron fences, and is located right in front of the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral.

The Arts in New Orleans

  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Experience Nature

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Audubon Zoo
  • Audubon Butterfly and Insectarium
  • Couturie Forest
  • Crescent Park

Restaurants in New Orleans

  • Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
  • Brennan’s
  • GW Fins
  • Commander’s Palace
  • Emeril’s New Orleans
  • Cochon Restaurant
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club
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Cruise down the great Mississippi river on the Natchez steamboat and enjoy a rich cultural tour of the area while listening to the sweet jazz music on the beautiful water.
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Jump in a boat and tour the cypress swamps during the Cajun Country Grand Tour where you will learn about the local area sugar cane fields and Creole culture while enjoying possible sightings of alligators, reptiles, exotic birds, and healing plants.
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Witness the magnificent architecture and learn of the rich history of both the Oak Alley and Laura Plantations in a small group tour destined to leave participants with a broader understanding of plantation culture in the Antebellum South.
Available 310 days between Mar 27 & Jan 31
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Relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life when you embark on a great and unique adventure on a Steamboat Natchez Harbor Tour throughout the waters near the city.
Available 263 days between Mar 28 & Jan 31
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The kids and I both loved this air boat ride around in the marsh and bayou areas and the trip to a real life remote Cajun Village was icing on the cake that made us all smile so big.
Available 308 days between Mar 27 & Jan 31
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There is a chance for you to see the tours that are available which are located in New Orleans where you will gain the chance to see swamp and bayou areas with your bestfriends and your sweetheart while taking pictures along the way.
Available 276 days between Mar 29 & Dec 31
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When it comes to touring, New Orleans is super, even more so if you include this "New Orleans Cooking Class" package, so go ahead: jump in today, before it's gone.
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On this historic walking tour of New Orleans, you will learn about the history of cocktails and visit one of the oldest restaurants. Your guide will tell you stories and you will visit wine cellars, bars, and restaurants along the way.
Available 277 days between Mar 28 & Dec 31
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Nowhere tops the original enchantment of New Orleans in Louisiana, so jump in and enjoy this "New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour" package-offering to have an unmatched, happy outing.
Available 292 days between Mar 28 & Jan 13
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The New Orleans Vampire tour offers all the excitement, suspense and exhilaration that can be had in a city known for its history and magical ambiance, which makes this a tour worth taking.
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