Five Best Attractions in New Orleans


Laissez les bon temps rouler! New Orleans gets a lot of buzz for its Mardi Gras celebrations and raucous fun on Bourbon Street and in the French Quarter. But what you might not realize is that this fascinating city is very family-friendly. It offers a wide variety of attractions for every type of traveler, including couples, friends, and families. Get Away Your Way with some of NOLA’s best sights.

Frenchmen Street has all of the live music you could want in New Orleans

1. Frenchmen Street

If you’re looking for a more local take on the New Orleans experience, skip the touristy French Quarter and head over to Frenchmen Street. This hip local hot spot spans four blocks filled with clubs, galleries, restaurants and live music venues.

2. Garden District

Taking a walking tour of the Garden District is an affordable — and peaceful — way to spend an afternoon. You’ll get to see some of the most gorgeous, well-preserved homes in the South, including the renowned Wedding Cake House located at 5809 St. Charles Avenue.

3. National World War II Museum

If you visit the National World War II Museum located in the Warehouse District, be sure to check out the 4-D movie “Beyond All Boundaries” that’s narrated by Tom Hanks. The museum appeals to more than just history buffs, with its educational, emotional exhibits, films and artifacts about the war and the role that the city played in WWII efforts.

Take a cruise on a New Orleans Riverboat

4. The Bayou

No trip to NOLA would be complete without exploring the Bayou. One of the best ways to see the Louisiana Bayou is aboard a flatboat or an airboat on a guided tour. Your guide will teach you about the ecology and wildlife in the Bayou while giving you a good idea of what it’s like to live in its meandering marshes.

5. Cemetery Tours

Indulge your curiosities on a guided tour of New Orleans’s famous burial grounds — some of which might even be haunted! Tour the city’s cemeteries, many of which feature above-ground tombs that create “cities of the dead.” A few New Orleans cemeteries have famous connections, too. For example, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is where Marie Laveau, the city’s “voodoo queen,” rests, and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 was featured in movies like “Double Jeopardy” and “Interview with a Vampire.”

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