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 Hurricane Katrina Tour takes visitors through the worst affected areas of the city, including Lakeview and Gentill, and is a tragic, yet fantastic way to see parts of the city and people that would otherwise only be seen by locals.

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 the largest dome structure in the world.

Visitors will do well to purchase the New Orleans Power Pass. The pass is available in 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive day options and starts at $27.30 per day. It includes admission to 27 of New Orleans' top attractions, saving the bearer up to $300, while also offering discounts and the opportunity to skip the queue at many locations, ensuring you experience all there is to see and do in New Orleans.

Besthoff Sculpture Garden

View the priceless sculptures that make up the superb Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden…

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The entertaining and informative Cabildo on Jackson Square in New Orleans' French Quarter explores the history of Louisiana…

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D-Day National WWII Museum

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

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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

In the wake of one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the United States, Gray Line Tours offers a three-hour bus ride…

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Louis Armstrong Park

Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre sanctuary of green trees and jazz melodies in the heart of the historic old quarter.…

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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 Historic Voodoo Museum

Voodoo came to Louisiana through African slaves, and has been practised since the early days of the city. New Orleans…

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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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