All ages enjoy the features and attractions at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. Go through the walk-through tunnel as it immerses you in an underwater world.
No trip to New Orleans is complete without visiting the famous Cafe Du Monde. The 24-hour cafe was first established in the Crescent City in 1862 and continues to be a traditional coffee shop that serves up dark roasted coffee, white and chocolate milk, fresh squeezed orange juice, soft drinks, world famous beignets and more. Whatever you do, don't leave without trying a beignet from this local attraction.
Visit what is said to be the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the U.S., the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France. The cathedral has been an established church since 1718 and is a major attraction in the historic French Quarter.
There's no better place to test your luck than Harrah's Casino Hotel. Try your hand at poker, craps, slots and just about any other casino game you can think of. If gambling isn't treating you well, cut a rug at Masquerade night club or eat at one of the many on-site restaurants at this attraction.
In what could be the most haunted city in America, taking a ghost tour is almost an obligation. Let the experts at Haunted History Tours take you around New Orleans and tell you the history behind tour attractions and the souls who still linger. Keep your ears and eyes open, you may see a new ghost story unfold right in front of you.
Catch your favorite band or performer at the House of Blues New Orleans. The French Quarter location of the famous venue has hosted concerts by music heavyweights like Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, and many more. While you're visiting, peruse the folk art collection - it's the largest folk art attraction in the country.
See a performance at a true New Orleans institution in the heart of the French Quarter. Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré has been entertaining audiences since 1916 and throughout its 95 seasons, the company has performed favorites like The Wedding Singer, White Christmas, Steel Magnolias, and Damn Yankees.
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Get in on the fun at the Crescent City's most famous celebration, Mardi Gras. Beads, beer, music, parades, King Cake, costumes, purple, green and yellow are all in abundance during Mardi Gras festivities. Be ready to witness a party like you've never seen before.
Visit a museum that is truly unique to the city of New Orleans. The Musee Conti Historical Wax Museum resides in the French Quarter and showcases over 154 wax figures, exhibits, and attractions that tell the story of the Crescent City; from its founding, to Voodoo practice - the museum covers all the city's little quirks.
Honor our armed forces, past, present and future, by visiting the National World War II Museum and learning about the hardships troops went through while battling overseas. The museum chronicles the American contribution to the second Great War with exhibits and attractions that describe battles and weapons through the presentation of artifacts, photos, quotes and more.
Take the stage at the New Orleans Cats Meow karaoke bar, where you can choose from hundreds of songs to serenade the crowd with. The karaoke attraction opened in 1989 in the French Quarter and has been named "the best karaoke bar in the world." The famed bar has been visited by celebrities like Brooks and Dunn, Depeche Mode, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Bill Gates, and many others.
Explore the businesses and fun that reside in the famous New Orleans French Quarter. The Quarter is home to famous establishments and attractions like Pat O'Brien's, Antoine's, Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral and much more. You'll have to stroll the streets of the Quarter yourself to understand just how important it's role in Crescent City culture really is.
Celebrate your love for music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival is one of the city's largest parties, providing two weekends of live music from world-renown performers, craft booths and attractions, and some of the best food in the Crescent City. Legends like Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Al Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, and Gladys Knight have taken the stage for the festival.
Pay a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art and explore the collection that has been amassed since 1911. The collection contains over 40,000 artworks that span history from the Italian Renaissance to modern times. Picasso, Renoir, Rodin, Jackson Pollock, and Georgia O'Keeffe are just a few world-renown artists who are featured in the museum's galleries.
Visit the birthplace of the Hurricane cocktail and the number one alcohol-distributing establishment in the United States at Pat O'Brien's New Orleans. The bar has been a Crescent City institution since 1933 and continues to be one of the most visited attractions in the French Quarter. Be sure to check out the "dueling" pianos while you're sipping on that Hurricane.
In a city that knows its jazz music, visit the venue that perfects it at Preservation Hall. The music venue has been blasting out the sweet strains of jazz since 1961 and continues to host New Orleans jazz performances by veterans of the genre and true masters of their craft. Catch performances nightly.
If upscale shopping is your thing, The Shops at Canal Place will most likely be where you'll find your favorite stores like Banana Republic, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Coach, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't leave this shopping attraction with time to kill. Before, after, or during your shopping excursion, catch a movie at the luxe Theatres at Canal Place or see a show at the Southern Repertory Theatre.
All aboard!! Hitch a ride on the Steamboat Natchez Riverboat and cruise around the Toulouse Street Wharf harbor and the Mississippi River to see the city's attractions from the water. The cruises are accompanied by a jazz band, "Dukes of Dixieland" and food is available for hungry passengers.