What to see in New Orleans

New Orleans Attractions

Home of one of the world's largest street parties, New Orleans is not short on attractions and the place to start is without a doubt the world-renowned French Quarter. Take a stroll along the legendary Bourbon Street to lap up the ambience, sights, sounds and smells of New Orleans, or for a more historical view of the city, visit the D-Day National World War II Museum. See a bit of the city's underbelly in the New Orleans Voodoo Museum, and marvel at Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World.

The city has many marvellous parks, not least of all the City Park, so pack a picnic and bring a book for a bit relaxation in the fresh air.

Areas of the city are navagable on bike, and it's lots of fun to take a ride through the Garden District and lap up all the beautiful homes in the neighbourhood. Several celebrities have residences in the area, so keep your eyes open!

If you're a sports fan, see if there are any games on at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. You might want to check it out anyway - its 680-feet (210m) diamater makes it one of the largests dome structures in the world.

Visitors will do well to purchase the New Orleans Power Pass. The pass is available in one, two, three or five consecutive day options and includes discounted admission to about 27 of New Orleans' top attractions, saving the bearer lots of money, while also offering the opportunity to skip the queue at many locations.

French Quarter

Regarded as the heart and soul of New Orleans, the French Quarter is the historic part of town covering about 90 square…

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Hurricane Katrina Tour

Since Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans in August 2005, one of the worst hurricanes ever to hit the United States,…

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Louisiana State Museum

The Cabildo, as the Louisiana State Museum is affectionately called, is an entertaining and informative attraction in…

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Mardi Gras World

If you're not able to visit New Orleans during its famous annual festival, don't worry, Mardi Gras World offers the Mardi…

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New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is a world-class facility. The permanent collection at the museum features over…

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Preservation Hall

Historic Preservation Hall is New Orleans' most popular jazz venue, where Preservation Hall jazz bands serve up first-rate…

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The National WWII Museum

The unique D-Day National World War II Museum was founded in 2000 by historian and author Dr Stephen Ambrose and is now…

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