Things to do in New Orleans

Known for coming alive during Mardi Gras, the Big Easy actually has far more to offer than colorful beads and lots of partying. Things to do in New Orleans include enjoying live jazz music, going on paddlewheel river steamboat tours, walking through sculpture gardens, and eating lots of local Creole and Cajun cuisine. There is a great deal of history in this southern city, a fact that will appease both history buffs and patriotic travelers alike. And you will never have a shortage of haunted attractions in New Orleans, where both the historical significance and strong spiritual vibe of the city and Louisiana lend themselves to lots of ghostly stories.

Airboat Adventure
Climb aboard a flat-bottomed airboat and prepare for an exploration of Louisiana's wetlands just south of New Orleans. Head 30 minutes from downtown and experience some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of the state while catching glimpses of... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Step into a world of mystery surrounded by exotic sea animals with a visit to the Audubon Aquarium. With exhibits that offer up-close looks at local wildlife and exotic animals alike, the aquarium puts you in the middle of the... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$23.95
per adult

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium
Prepare all 5 of your senses as you descend into the world of bugs at North America's largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. Venture through informative exhibits that showcase what insects eat, how they live, and the important... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16.95
per adult

Audubon Nature Institute Multi-Park Experience
Satisfy your natural curiosity with a visit to 4 fun-filled facilities at the Audubon Nature Institute. The Audubon Zoo, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and the Entergy IMAX Theatre connect you with the... Read More

Categories: Attractions

4 hours

Free cancellation

$41.95
per adult

Audubon Zoo
Discover the diverse animal kingdom and wide variety of ecosystems that cover the 58-acre (23. 4-ha) Audubon Zoo. Surrounded by 150-year-old massive oak trees, the exotic mix of animals offers unique natural-habitat exhibits, educational programs, and hands-on animal encounters. Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$18.95
per adult

Behind-the-Scenes World War II Museum Full-Day Adventure
Join an exclusive, docent-led tour of the official US World War II Museum and enjoy a day exploring over 100,000 artifacts, including a private tour of those not on display. Discover the stories of American soldiers and civilians, climb in... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$345.00
per adult

Big Easy Aerial Tour
Soar above the city on this small-group tour and admire views of the snaking Mississippi River, the French Quarter, and Bourbon Street. Sit back and relax on this narrated tour of the Big Easy. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$125.00
per adult

Big Easy Jazz Walking Tour
Drape a strand of Mardi Gras beads around your neck and set out for a music-filled evening on bawdy Bourbon Street. Sip a cocktail at a jazz club, learn about NOLA's jazz music greats, and listen to a set on... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Big Easy Lights at Night Aerial Tour
The late-afternoon sun dances across the Mississippi as you take to the skies above New Orleans. Get a bird's-eye view of the French Quarter and Superdome, or choose your own route so you can see what intrigues you most. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$150.00
per adult

Bike Rental
New Orleans captivates you as you ride through the city streets on a comfortable beach cruiser with an over-sized seat. Pedal leisurely along the mighty Mississippi River and wander through neighborhoods that gave rise to jazz and some of its... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$25.00
per adult

Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour
Step back into the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing cemetery lore that shaped New Orleans' history. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about old burial... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$26.00
per adult

Cemetery Tour by French Quarter Phantoms
Step into New Orleans' past with a walking tour of the city's oldest cemeterySaint Louis No. 1. Learn about the unique customs behind above-ground burials, absorb the eerie beauty of the grounds, and stand before the graves of NOLA notables... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$16.00
per adult

Chalmette Battlefield Tour & River Cruise
Cruise in definitive New Orleans-style aboard the Creole Queen. On this authentic paddle wheel boat, pass by the French Quarter's waterfront and then disembark to visit the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans in Jean Lafitte National Historical... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$27.00
per adult

City Lights Segway Tour
Watch as daylight fades and the city comes to life while you wind through the heart of New Orleans on a Segway. Sights include the historic French Quarter, Mississippi riverfront, beautiful parks, and city squares. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$65.00
per adult

Court of Two Sisters Creole Dinner
As the sun sets over the Crescent City's skyline and stars blanket the sky, treat yourself to a luxurious 4-course Cajun-Creole dinner. A courtyard surrounded by flowers, fountains, and trellises sets the romantic ambiance for an unforgettable dinner. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$68.99
per adult

Court of Two Sisters Jazz Brunch
Feast on a true Cajun-Creole brunch with 80-plus menu items, including local favorites such as eggs benedict, grits, duck a l'orange, and of course, mimosas. Complete with a live jazz band, this mix of New Orleans' food and culture leaves... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$47.27
per adult

Creole Queen Evening Jazz Cruise
As the sun vanishes beyond the horizon and paints the sky, treat yourself to a true Creole evening out on the Mississippi River. Complete with historically patterned wrought iron, a 24-foot (7. 3-m) apple-red paddlewheel, and a live jazz band,... Read More

$40.00
per adult

Degas House Tour
Edgar Degas was the only French Impressionist painter to spend time living and working in the United States. On this guided tour of his Esplanade Avenue mansion and studio, explore his family home and rich Creole heritage. (He was born... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours 15 minutes

$25.00
per adult

Destrehan Plantation & Swamp Tour
This authentic Louisiana tour takes you to the beautifully restored historic property of the Destrehan Plantation. Get a glimpse into the rich history of sugar barons in the Civil War Era. Continue on to a privately owned wildlife refuge and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$85.00
per adult

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabiliacostumes and instruments from your favorite musiciansat the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$21.33
per adult

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
Harley-Davidson is the quintessential American motorcycle. Take the opportunity to climb aboard this iconic vehicle and experience your vacation destination from an entirely new perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172.00
per adult

Entergy IMAX Theatre
Home of the largest IMAX screen in the Gulf South, the Entergy IMAX Theatre gives you a vivid look at local wildlife, culture, and cinema. This giant theater combines a powerful 5. 5-story screen with dynamic surround sound to put... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour

Free cancellation

$10.50
per adult

French Quarter Bike Tour
Strap on a helmet for a 2-wheeled journey along the storied streets of New Orleans' French Quarter. As you go, your knowledgeable guide leads you to some of the Crescent City's most notable landmarks, shares local favorite hotspots, and tells... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

French Quarter Cocktail Walking Tour
Step up to the bar at some of the classic watering holes in the French Quarter. As you journey through the oldest neighborhood in the city, sip on traditional New Orleans cocktails like the hurricane and Ramos gin fizz. You... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$29.00
per adult

French Quarter Walking Tour
Stroll along quaint streets of the French Quarter to Jackson Square on the Mighty Mississippi. Explore the French Market while your guide shares stories about New Orleans' oldest neighborhood. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$26.00
per adult

Garden District Walking Tour
Elaborate mansions from the 1800s line the suburban streets of the opulent Garden District, rich with the charm and hospitality of the Deep South. This morning stroll takes you through the area once owned by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, the founder... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$37.00
per adult

Ghosts & Vampire Walking Tour by French Quarter Phantoms
Step back to the early 1800s and indulge in historically accurate tales of local ghosts and vampire lore. Guided by master storytellers, this tour illustrates the haunting tales of time gone by and brings infamous serial killers like Madame LaLaurie... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$20.00
per adult

Historic City & Cemetery Tour
The French Quarter, elaborate city parks, and unique burial sites are just some of the highlights of this New Orleans sightseeing tour. With roundtrip transportation and hotel pickup provided, this is a convenient way to take in the many sights... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Historic New Orleans Tour by City Segway Tours
The French Quarter, Jackson Square, and Louis Armstrong Park all tell tales that have shaped modern-day New Orleans. Glide through these richly historic areas of the city before venturing out along the grand Mississippi River for fantastic photo opportunities. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$75.00
per adult

Honey Island Swamp Day Tour by Cajun Encounters
Get a unique glimpse into an exotic wetland filled with thriving flora and wildlife. From the comfort of a 22-passenger boat, you can get up close and personal with alligators, wild boars, and native birds while your expert guide provides... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$25.00
per adult

Honey Island Swamp Night Tour
Exotic wetlands full of thriving flora and abundant wildlife lie in wait at Honey Island Swamp. From the comfort of a custom 22-passenger boat, experience this natural wonder as it comes to life and daylight fades. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$25.00
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by City Sightseeing
Discover New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, by way of an around-the-city experience via a hop-on hop-off bus. Looping through the city's finest sights and diverse districts, this double-decker bus allows you the freedom to uncover what makes up the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$39.00
per adult

Hurricane Katrina Tour
Experience firsthand that stories behind Hurricane Katrina, one of the greatest naturaland manmadedisasters in US history. Get a picture pre-Katrina New Orleans, learn the timeline of the catastrophic flood, and witness the aid and support that is going into resurrecting... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Introduction to Flying with FAA Instructor & City Tour
Get an introduction to flying with an expert instructor, and hop into the cockpit to take the controls yourself. Experience take-off, soaring, and landing in a Cessna or Piper aircraft as you fly high above New Orleans and the mighty... Read More

$220.00
per adult

Isle of New Orleans Tour
Follow the waterways of New Orleans past historic locations and captivating views of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Your journey passes through neighborhoods ranging from the French Quarter to the Ninth Ward. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$53.00
per adult

Jean Lafitte Airboat Experience
Board an airboat for a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Come face-to-face with alligators, snakes, birds, and other native creatures while exploring their habitat. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$54.00
per adult

Jean Lafitte Swamp & Bayou Boat Tour
The steam rises from the surface of the water as you cruise through the Louisiana wetlands on a fascinating boat tour of the bayou. Your expert guide leads the way through this marshy wonderland as he shares legends and stories... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 55 minutes

Free cancellation

$25.00
per adult

New Orleans Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour
With its atmospheric French Quarter, dozens of graveyards, and centuries-old neighborhoods, New Orleans is often billed as one of the most haunted cities in the US. Your walking tour explores its paranormal past as resident experts lead you on a... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$26.00
per adult

New Orleans School of Cooking: Southern Cooking Class
Gumbo, red beans and rice, and Bananas Foster are just a few of the Southern comfort foods you learn to make in this class. Skilled in the arts and traditions of Cajun-Creole cuisine, well-known local chefs include fun Crescent City... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$24.00
per adult

Oak Alley & Laura Plantation Tour
Take a journey back in time and visit Oak Alley and Laura plantationsboth magnificent estates of historic significance. Life on a working plantationfrom slavery to family affairsis highlighted on this tour to the Mississippi River banks. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$80.00
per adult

Scooter Rental
Leave your car behind and climb aboard a scooter for a chic and carefree way to travel around New Orleans. Scooters are a convenient, affordable method of transportation, offering greater freedom than walking and more flexibility than driving a car.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172.00
per adult

Segway City Highlights Tour
Take a leisurely Segway tour through the heart of New Orleans. You wind through the French Quarter and Jackson Square before escaping the city on a ride to the Mississippi River. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$65.00
per adult

Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise
Step back in time as you hop aboard the last authentic steam-powered sternwheel paddle boat for a tour of New Orleans via the Mississippi River. Experience the magic of days gone by as the Steamboat Stompers jazz band sets the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$29.50
per adult

Steamboat NATCHEZ Jazz Brunch Cruise
Step back in time as you board the last authentic steam-powered sternwheeler and tour coastal New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Immerse yourself in Southern culture with a brunch buffet of local specialties and vibrant live jazz music. Read More

$40.50
per adult

Steamboat NATCHEZ Jazz Evening Cruise
Whisk back in time as you step aboard the last authentic steam-powered sternwheeler and tour coastal New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Hear stories of the Big Easy's rich history as you tap your feet to acclaimed live jazz music... Read More

$46.00
per adult

Super City Bus Tour
Soak up the joyful atmosphere, old world architecture, and jazz-steeped vibe of the Big Easy on this bus tour. Listen to tales and anecdotes from New Orleans' storied past as you ride by the charming French Quarter, the posh Garden... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$43.00
per adult

Super City Paddle & Wheel Tour
Absorb 3 centuries of rich history and folklore as you experience the sights and sounds of the world-renowned French Quarter and Jackson Square. Then board the historic Steamboat Natchez for a concert cruise along the Mississippi River. Read More

$65.00
per adult

Swamp & Bayou Tour
Embrace the quintessential Louisiana landscape on the bayou. Head out on a custom-built all-weather boat to uncover the mysteries of the swamps, bayous, and the Cajun joie de vivre (joy of living). Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

World War II Museum
Step back to the 1940s and honor the everyday men and women who found the courage to achieve the extraordinary. During your visit to the United States' official World War II Museum, learn about the harsh yet rewarding days as... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$23.00
per adult

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