Places to visit in New Orleans

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Places to Visit in New Orleans

Here, French architecture, Creole food, and jazz music come alive—and not just during Mardi Gras. You can get a guide for it all: from ghost tours to beignet tastings.

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Top Attractions in New Orleans

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What travellers are saying

  • Grumo
    New York City, NY1,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our visit to the World War II Museum. Only about 20 years old, it’s a newer style of museum with engaging exhibits, videos and interestingly laid out visuals. A lot of it is about the life of the soldiers and of course the campaigns. Very moving and informative exhibit on the role of women in the war.

    I was glad to see the acknowledgment of the internment of Japanese- American citizens as well as the challenges and contributions of Hispanic and Black soldiers.

    What is missing was coverage of the eastern front. There were 20 or 22 million losses on the Eastern front of Soviet cvilians and soldiers. Only 2% of the generation born in 1924 in Russia survived the war!Those efforts distracted the Germans enough to allow for success of the Allies on the western front.

    We loved the aviation section where you can climb stairs or take elevators to see planes that are suspended from the ceiling at different angles.

    The docents were friendly, helpful and informative.

    What is also very dramatic is a sculpture of a group of soldiers/airmen (?) at a briefing. Also, buildings are very well designed.

    This is a very special museum worth a visit. It is set in a neat museum section of town.
    Written 10 May 2024
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  • Quest113252
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The French Quarter, Bourbon street, French market, voodoo shop,cocktails , night life, restaurants and the FOOD!!!!
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • vam518
    Palm Desert, CA252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice parks with beautiful trees and statues. Would recommend grabbing some food and have a picnic in the park. Before going into the park can walk around and see the art exhibits.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • MrP
    Nashville, TN101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frenchman area is a must go to. Lots of great bands playing at dba, Maison, etc etc. And food ranging from hot dogs to fine dining.
    A problem venue is Frenchman hotel: room is tiny; way too small to accommodate bands and patrons. For example Tuba Skinny was playing and zero room for dancers as well as patrons. Find a courtyard or use dba more.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Sabra W
    Seattle, WA247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning residential community. It is a residential community, so be respectful.
    Also, go in with a plan. Being that it's a neighborhood, houses and parks worth seeing are spread out and you could find yourself wandering about.

    Definitely worth the visit. So different from the grunge and hustle of the French quarter.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • dambanker
    Toronto, Canada1,742 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While I have visited Jackson Square before for some reason I never took the time go inside the Cathedral. And you should!

    As amazing as the cathedral looks from the outside, it is just as great inside. Well worth the walk in. Unfortunately during my visit you can only access the main floor. Not sure if that changes ever but that would have been cool to explore some more. Also go early as later in the day there was lots of people around.

    Don't do what I've done an walk past... do go in.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Namas C
    Levan, UT10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place if you are visiting New Orleans. While the city center itself caters to a variety of food and music, here is where you can taka nice leisurely walk and see a few museums-that are all of very high quality. If you are coming to NO with family, do not miss this place. Plenty of parking and lots of trail, food and museums
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Marsha S
    Holts Summit, MO5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your tickets early! This is a must if you love Jazz and New Orleans! So worth it! Traditional NOLA jazz. They sell out fast. 45 minute show. The cheapest tickets are standing only. You will not be seated. No pictures or recording during the show. Take a bottle of water as that is the only beverage allowed.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • dambanker
    Toronto, Canada1,742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been here before, when people behaved and it was free to enter, without a tour guide too. That's all changed now, can only access the Cemetery with an official tour and you must stay with the guide. Not usually a fan of group walkabouts but my wife had never been here before. The tour operator is located in the old Railway Station just east of the cemetery, although you're best to get your tickets online first as the tours do get full.

    The tour guide was good with lots of information and it went by quickly. The highlight though as always is Marie Laveau's crypt. Although now there is no longer people there seeking some sort of intervention or miracle. They had some good info that I hadn't heard before.

    It's still a must do when in New Orleans