What to do in New Orleans

What to do in New Orleans

New Orleans, known for its vibrant culture and rich history, offers a wide array of popular activities for visitors and locals alike. Some of the most notable things to do in New Orleans include:

French Quarter

The heart of the city, known for its historic architecture, lively atmosphere, and iconic Bourbon Street. It’s a great place to explore, shop, dine, and enjoy the nightlife.

Jazz Music: New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, so experiencing live jazz music is a must. You can find jazz clubs and live performances throughout the city, especially in the French Quarter and on Frenchmen Street.

If you’re visiting during Mardi Gras season, you can’t miss the colorful parades, elaborate costumes, and festive atmosphere that take over the city.


New Orleans is famous for its unique and flavorful cuisine. Be sure to try local specialties like gumbo, jambalaya, po’boys, beignets, and crawfish étouffée.

Steamboat Natchez

Take a cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez, one of the few remaining authentic steamboats in the United States.

French Market

Visit the historic French Market for shopping, dining, and experiencing the local culture. It’s the oldest public market in the country.

Garden District

Explore the Garden District, known for its well-preserved antebellum mansions, lush gardens, and Southern charm.


New Orleans’ cemeteries are unique with above-ground tombs and rich history. Famous ones include St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Lafayette Cemetery.


The city has numerous museums, including the National WWII Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Historic Voodoo Museum.

Swamp Tours

Experience Louisiana’s wild side with a swamp tour, where you can see alligators, birds, and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Streetcar Rides

Ride the historic streetcars for a charming and convenient way to see the city.

City Park

One of the largest urban parks in the country, offering outdoor activities, beautiful gardens, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.


Beyond Mardi Gras, New Orleans hosts many festivals throughout the year, celebrating everything from food and music to art and culture.


These are just a few highlights of what New Orleans has to offer, making it a unique and fascinating destination for all types of travelers.

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